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!






2 comments:

  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.

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    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!

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