Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Be Careful What You Ask For...............

A funny thing happened to me recently. A couple of weeks ago I started thinking I wanted a "job". I even went as far as to say it out loud to someone. I was in the process of moving into my dream studio and things seemed to be falling in place. So why did I think getting a job was a good idea?

A few reasons come to mind. The most obvious might seem to be for financial reasons. Anything to take a little pressure off of the need to sell my art would be welcomed. But I think it went deeper than that. A little more structure and a sense of community also seem to be near the top of the list of reasons.

Where it gets strange is that just a few days after making that declaration, an opportunity came up that is so perfect, there is no way I could have orchestrated it on my own. While there are still some details to iron out, as of yesterday, I am now the "studio/gallery manager" of ARTHOUSE, the very place I have my studio!

After it was confirmed yesterday, I took myself on a walk. I think I needed to begin processing what had just happened, and I do my best thinking while walking. Part of this walk included some back alleys where I found myself fascinated by walls of peeling paint and took quite a few shots that I will share here:

©2014 Dianne Poinski

©2014 Dianne Poinski

©2014 Dianne Poinski

©2014 Dianne Poinski

This new opportunity will change things for me a bit, but all in a positive way. I am excited to be working with a great group of artists and together, we will make ARTHOUSE Gallery and Studios, the best it can be. Stay tuned!


  1. Congratulations on finding this great opportunity, or it finding you. Breathe deep and enjoy this time:) Several posts ago you mentioned things you should do, I recently read an article that said change should to could. What a relief that little change makes.
    Good luck with your new situation.

    1. Thank you Beth! I also heard about changing "have to" to "get to".... I love that one too! One of the things I failed to mention that this "job" will really only take up about 25 hours a month, which still leaves me plenty of time to do my own work (which is why it's the perfect gig!). Thanks again!