When it comes to doing a painting I believe the picture presents itself and it will offer clues for you to pick up on.
This happens in life as well, sometimes it’s easy to miss the clues because our heads are so cluttered with noise and distractions. Now I can’t quite remember when I noticed, but recently my inner compass has been steering me & pointing toward the city of Glasgow.
Through a chain of events, I found myself looking at Gumtree Glasgow and having a wee nose in the Office Space rent section where I saw something that caught my eye……
Well a week later & I have a lease & put down a deposit & will be able to move into my new studio later this month & probably be ready to open officially in January. Whoosh!
I kinda know my way about Glasgow to find my way here & there, but I have no idea really about the art scene. So when I initially saw the ad about the studio space I had no idea where it was.
Well it’s looking damn interesting, a ‘hidden lane’ in the west end on Argyle Street near the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery. Tucked away behind the tenements is a complex of studios housing artists, designers, recording studios, and all sorts. It even has a great wee tea room.
I am completely buzzed with the possibilities, this is a really major change. There is that inner ‘nay sayer’ who was whispering doubt in my ear on the bus to Glasgow today, but thankfully I didn’t listen to its negative chat & I wasn’t sick on the bus with nerves, got to the studios and got my lease.
Got one more Christmas show this weekend, in the Inverness Town House. It’s a very nice building inside and I’m looking forward to it. I am also really looking forward to the fact it’s the last one because it has been pretty full-on since the start of November.
It’s also kind of interesting to be finding myself heading to Glasgow, the hometown of my mum and where her father as a young man had a workshop doing Silversmith engraving. The wheels turn and what goes around often comes back around, and here I am setting up my studio.
Life just accelerated up to an unprecedented speed!!!!
The path is unknown, the destination unseen.
The winds blow cold and say “turn back fool, turn back!”
But I got my boots & my beats
And its time to move on & move on up