February was a good studio month. Maybe the best in a long while. Even though i didn’t get all that much accomplished I did start working more consistently.
I also moved studios for the 3rd time in a year. This last time was from the Papermill Comunity of Artists in the Kensington section of Philadelphia to my home space, the third floor of my sister’s 100 year old house, in the beautiful Holmesburg neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia.
I would encourage any artist working in Philly to look in to the Papermill. It’s a great developing space with amazing views of the city and a great collection of artists. I went there to try and step into some idea of an existing artist community. But, I have realized, or remembered, some things about myself and my working habits.
A. I am the type that waits for footsteps to pass before emerging from my studio (and a ‘community’ can not just be stepped into but must be developed through effort)
And, B. I am not and will never be a morning person.
So. With my erratic retail work schedule I am finding that the comfort of being a hermit in the wee hours of the morning with my cats and radiators, which are nice and warm, is the best plan of action. As they say ‘nature can not change by will’ so for now, i will just do what feels right, stop making excuses, and work.