I am in my last week of residency with Centrum and I am having a mix of feelings. I am feeling both ready to go home (I miss my family and my pets and the space of home), however, I am also feeling like there is still so much to do, one week is not enough. I have to keep in mind what my cohort members were reminding me: this is not the end of the work; the work will continue.
This experience at Fort Worden has been absolutely amazing. I feel so lucky and privileged to be able to take a month in a beautiful coastal town and focus on myself and my practice. I have furthered some work already in progress and planted a number of new seedlings here that I will continue to water and nourish. I have also resolved some questions in the work (see previous post). I will hold off sharing in more detail the work that I have made while here. I will write a more full post at the end of the residency next week.
In the mean time, I would like to use this opportunity to announce that you can have a preview before next week by attending the open studios this coming Saturday. Granted, Port Townsend is a ways away from the major cities (Seattle and Portland), but if you have the means, interest, and time, I would encourage you to attend, as all of the artists in residence are doing some amazing work and it will be a fun opportunity to meet and talk with them.
If not, no worries, I plan to do a full post that will include photos of the new work and some of the my thoughts on how this time has shifted my process. I am also hoping to update my website in the near future. Keep an eye out!