I’ve been meaning to post here for awhile but I’ve been extremely busy, juggling my sojourning in Europe as well as my shanty opportunity on top of juggling my client projects.
TO recap; two weekends ago was the Artist in Business training weekend in Holyoke. It was a lot of fun meeting like-minded people who are just as driven as you are and interested in taking their art to the next level! So many potential minds to collaborate with. I also enjoyed meeting more artists from Western MA and the weekend really inspired me to consider Western MA as a potential living area for me. Not only is it affordable, but the artist community is a lot stronger than the Boston area. Boston is expensive for artists and I think a lot of things that you pay a lot for are overrated. I can easily manage a simple life. Not to mention being away from everything and being closer to nature 😉
This past weekend I drove down to Somers Point, NJ to see one of my friends get married! We went to Atlantic City at Tropicana for the Bachelor/Bachelorette night before her wedding. It was really good to see her again as she was in Germany for a lot of the time since she graduated college for her studies/research as well as her now husband! They met while she was studying abroad in college.
I am already starting to feel that the next month isn’t enough time for me to get everything ready before I leave for Italy! I have to pack, not to mention wrap up work or other projects, as well as get what I want done with the shanty experience. Ahh!