I think of that song by the late, great David Bowie every time there are changes happening in my life. "Turn and face the strange" seems to be a pretty common theme in my life. I don't like change, it's hard and uncomfortable and... unknown. And I don't like the unknown. But, here I am again, facing the strange/unknown and implementing changes.
I've been doing some work lately on 'honing my brand' and all of those other marketing terms that essentially say "Figure out what your s#*t is and get it together." Through this process, I've realized a couple of things: First is that I need more studio space for people coming in to make mosaics. Because when it comes down to it, that is my "gig." And all of the lovely artists who have been showing their art here for the past year... well, it's very sad, but it's become obvious that this isn't the place most of them are supposed to be any longer. So we've started moving most of the other "non-mosaic" art out to ready the space for more studio use. More tables for people, more storage shelves, easier access to tools, materials, and well, everything. So, if you're noticing the artists who are disappearing from the walls (and from the pages of this website), that's the reason. There's nothing sinister, sad or negative about the change. It's just... ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. Stay tuned and let me know what you think!