Well, I’ve paid a very short visit to the studio, armed with a pile of boxes.
I really didn’t know what to take as my head is still in that ‘I need things at home, where I usually work’ mode. I’m reluctant to take paper as I don’t know if it’s damp yet, so, so I took totally useless things. I plonked them at the floor and looked at what Carol (Ramsay) and Julie (Dodd) had brought to fill their spaces.
Carol looked like she’d bought the entire contents of her house (though really, it was just what was in her former studio at Arena) and Julie had displays of her work on the table and on the window ledge.
I never thought of that. When I’m not there, people might want to know what I did.
I just hadn’t thought this through at all. It was still baking hot in there, so I just sat at the table for a while and looked round. It smelt of oil paint, even though there are no painters in the studio.
I need storage before I can bring anything else.
I wished the others had been there.
But I’ve made that start – I’ve tested the keys and figured out the shutter and made my mark, before going home to carry on with my work – a habit I’m going to find hard to break.