Yes, he is peak retro.
Yes, I still can’t drive.
And yes, he was dirt cheap.
Turns out renting studio space in our neck of the woods is near damn impossible. Either the potential land lords are turned off by the idea of an artist splashing paints everywhere or they are not dog friendly. Rather than compromise on our living space in the good old West Riding Kindred Spirit I really wanted to find somewhere else to work. The boat lacks natural daylight and setting up a table for my things each day would just be too much hassle, especially with Rusty nestling in my feet all day. I was getting pretty down about it all and lo and behold, it was my wonderful James who thought about hunting down a camper van. We went to see our Colin during the Easter break and less than a week later we had him driven down from Nottingham. Absolutely no regrets, not yet anyway. Sure, the interior needs to be updated, the engine needs regular tender love & care and I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO DRIVE, but I am over the moon to have a working space again.
In other news, we will be back in France soon, mid-May in fact, and I am itching to crack on with the renovations Chez Nous. In our absence we had some lovely tenants from the UK staying over. Lucy with her partner bravely took on our bohemian den for a few month and you can read about how they got on here. Seeing her amazing photography is really inspiring me to do better in the future. I’m even thinking about setting up a chez nousinstagram account – what do you guys think of that?
Together with making art again, it would be great to get back to regular blogging, I’ve just been lacking the motivation lately. Let’s hope the summer will inspire me to crack on with it…