Friday, June 21, 2013
Happy Solstice everyone! I haven't been around here much lately. Since graduation I've been using my Wednesdays off as my official "Studio Day". I haven't gotten a lot of actual art work done because I've been mostly working on doing things for the bus/studio (it really needs a name...) to get it on the road ASAP. I painted over the gloomy moldy yellow wood panels (now light blue) and took down the faded faux tie dye peace sign curtains (made my own). New seals are on the way so my shit stops wanting to rust every time it rains. As soon as inspection happens I'm heading to Storefront to get a layout designed for the inside that I can function in. Right now my bench is always being moved around and I haven't been able to find a comfortable spot yet.
I did manage to make my first trip to the gas station! I love the smiles I get from people a generation or two older than me as they tell me stories about the bus they used to own. I've been driving it around the neighborhood in the mornings to get used to the way it runs. All in all the bus feels good and happy, like an old friend. I enjoy working in it from the driveway and can't wait to change the view from my studio windows. I know maintenance will bring me a little bit of stress from time to time but I'm ready for that.
Besides this project, I'm leaving room for cheap adventures and social endeavors this summer. What are your big summer plans?