Episode 188 · September 18th, 2021 · 30 mins 40 secs
About this Episode
Those of you who follow the Messy Studio know that we have taken time off this summer because each of us was involved in a major move from the family home in Wisconsin. The process of moving is no fun, as anyone who has done it knows—it’s hard work physically and emotionally and there is plenty of stress. But now that we are each settled in we’re happy to be back with producing the podcast. Today we join you with thoughts about changing situations and what Rebecca has been seeing in her current work in the studio as a result.
Moving is often included in lists of stressful life events, and even a move for positive reasons is exhausting. While it is freeing and cathartic to let go of possesions it can also be accompanied by feeling of loss and awareness of aging and the passage of time. What was involved in moving from a home and studio occupied for decades was far more involved that we could have imagined at the beginning, and once the project was underway there was nothing to do but give it total focus.
Today's episode is a casual chat about the experience of moving that many of our listeners who have moved or plan to move will relate to. We are happy to be back to podcasting now and have some exiciting episodes in the work for the months ahead.
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Rebecca and her partner at Cold Wax Academy, Jerry McLaughlin are wrapping up their Summer Quarter and have announced their lineup of topics for both the Fall Quarter and into 2022. Their weekly live, interactive sessions this Fall will focus on Techniques and Processes involved in developing a painting and on expanding ways of using cold wax in such areas as printmaking and photography.
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