I'm finally at Point B worklodge in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The studio I am staying in for the month of December is great. I feel safe and at home. Tomorrow I'm heading to the art store 'New York Central Art Supply' to gather some art materials as I have some ideas I really want to try out.
I am really happy to be here! This is a dream come true for me and I hope to meet heaps of nice people and maybe make some new work while I'm here.
It's pretty cold right now in New York but it's nice and warm in my studio. Wouldn't it be great to have a place like this to stay in all the time!
Went to the Guggenheim today. I really enjoyed the exhibitions they had on there. I was inspired enough to think of some new work that I will get started on next week. I haven't felt that for about a month now so I'm glad it's back.
I walked down 5th Avenue today to go to the Strand Bookshop near Union Square. That book shop is incredible!! I could have spent a fortune there but getting stuff home may be a problem. I might have to go back in the next couple of weeks. I'm trying not to go too crazy buying things but I did get two old prints of maps of New York from 1909. Very cool!
I have finally made it to New York. After a couple of false starts in past years I am here. I'm participating in an artist residency at Point B worklodge in Brooklyn. Yesterday was my first day out with only a little bit of jet lag. What an odd feeling. Today I'm going to have a look at the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building and then go to Central Park as it's Thanksgiving and most things will be closed. I'm looking forward to this afternoon when I'm heading to Point B for Thanksgiving dinner. Yay. I'm here!
One of my artist friends is currently in New York for an artist residency at PointB worklodge. While looking at her posts online a few days ago I saw they mentioned that there was a studio available for December this year. I have always wanted to work in New York and even though I didn't think I would be accepted I sent them an email.
3 days later....
I'm off to New York in 10 days!!!
This residency at PointB is something I was hoping to do in the future, just not next month :-)
I had to take the opportunity as I didn't know for sure if I would be able to do it or be accepted in the future.
So very excited right now!
I will be updating this blog and my facebook page here if you would like to see photos and what I'm up to for the month of December :-)