For (many, many) years I've worked in management, for law firms. I moved from Houston to Kansas City (in 1999), and from there to Saint Louis. All for the job, for the career.
When I moved to Saint Louis I decided it was time to start planning the creativity exercises I'd been putting off all that time.
Of course, I always did things like knit sweaters, make holiday gifts and ornaments. Always for me or for my family.
I moved to Saint Louis in 2006, and started setting up the studio in the basement.
It grew way past what I expected, especially when I started to investigate casting pewter.
Now, I've relocated to Central Louisiana. And I'm setting up a dedicated studio so I can focus on the creative side of things.
Folks keep asking me, in various ways and at different times - "are you going back to work? Will you try to find a job?"
The answer is not right away, and I don't know about the future.
My hubby has been retired for some time now.
I'm not really retirement age. Honest! It's too early.
But I want to explore being creative full time. And see what happens.
So here I am in 2010, at a crossroads. I had deadlines and schedules (moving dates, last day at the day job, the day to drive down to Louisiana for the last time) up until July 24.
Now, every day seems new. A new adventure.
No one is making up the rules. I'm not sure there are any rules, really.
In some ways, I'm excited about the freedom.
In other ways, I'm anxious about the lack of structure.
If you hang in with me as I go to this new place, you can help me figure it all out.