Friday, July 31, 2009

It's beginning

Today was our children's last day of camp. The camp is also where each of our kids has been in preschool/daycare since Javi was 18 months old. That place has been a huge part of our lives. Before we had kids, Evangelina was working full time as a therapist and she had a client who was in school there. She came home after her first appointment and said, "when we have kids, they're going to school there." She was right and it has been amazing.

I went to pick up the kids after camp and wasn't prepared for how sad it would make me to leave. It was the first concrete moment I had when I realized that we were leaving. Don't get me wrong, we're all excited to move but it's been completely abstract. It's been about planning, packing, slowly organizing things and planning some more. Even our going away party last weekend was way too fun to figure out that it was a going away party. Plus, I couldn't move or think for about 2 days afterwards.

We're getting past the abstract phase...the movers come and load up the truck a week from today. 2 weeks from today we're all in Austin in our new house. Hopefully, our moving truck isn't too far behind that.

I'm slowly working up to my goodbye to Cape Cod post...still can't do handle that yet.

In the meantime, I'm going to have to figure out a way to get back to blogging and keep this site interesting while we get set up in Austin.

Monday, July 13, 2009

SummerTime Happenings

Post Originally Started 7/13...finished & posted a week later.

Well, there's not much happening here in the studio now. That's incredibly strange because it's the complete opposite of what I'm used to during the summer. Instead of being in the gallery 6 days a week and trying to refill empty shelves with fresh pots, I'm slowly winding down the studio here on the Cape. I've been trying to write a lengthy post for the blog, my website and to put on the door here as finish up but I haven't been able to phrase things quite right. I guess that post will have to wait a little while longer.

One of the main points of this move is to get away from the seasonal nature of what a business on the Cape is all about. It's been a joy to have a studio and shop on Main Street of a busy destination town. Although, with that good-fortune comes the trade-off that I'm inside the gallery during the best months of the year here.

For the first time since I started the shop in 1998, I've been enjoying all of the reasons that people come to Cape Cod...

I've been putting off my final firing before the big move...I guess I've been blocking out the reality of it all. If I don't get it taken care of soon I'm going to run out of time. It's only about 1 1/2 weeks until I disconnect the electric kiln and get it ready to get on the moving truck. I better get to finishing up work in the studio so I can start packing up shop.