Good morning and a very Happy Easter to all of you! I am experiencing some insomnia and decided to stop my anxiety over not being able to sleep in my bed and just get up and get to it! It is a pre-dawn 4:45 am on Easter Sunday and already a beautiful morning. I let my best friend of 14.5 years, Benny the Rat Terrier, out for a potty break and the birds are already singing away! I have always loved the peace, stillness and tranquility that is to be found in the early, early mornings. There is just something so quiet and magical about this time of day.
So….I am thrilled to report that this blog entry is my first since around 2013. Yes folks, that’s over eight years of deafening silence from your old friend Kimby. I won’t bore you with the details but life’s obligations, trials and tribulations took over and I stopped painting and stopped contributing to my blog. Oh how I have missed writing my daily musings to share with you all.
In summation, and I will make it brief, I left my home of 18 years in beautiful San Francisco in 2015. I moved to Durham, North Carolina….from West Coast, USA to East Coast….only a mere 3,000 miles give or take! I relocated to be close to my simply AMAZING parents, Lynda and Bruce. I hadn’t lived in the same state with them since 1989. Oh how I am dating myself! We now live twenty minutes apart from one another, which is so wonderful. I had missed them so. I have been living here in Durham for almost six years and boy has time flown!
After putting down my brushes for almost four years I decided that my life was missing something…deeply missing something. Painting and making art was a passion that I found, and learned, around the age of 30. It was hit or miss in regard to daily painting until 2010. This was when I started my blog and website http://www.FairesFineArt.com. I took a so-called “break” from doing what made my heart sing. It wasn’t intended however. My life, as I knew it, had drastically changed and not necessarily for the better. I won’t bore you with the details in this post, I promise, but let’s just say that my creativity slumped and making art was not a priority any longer. A piece of me was missing for too many years.
Now back to today: my AMAZING partner Tencia left her life behind in California and moved to NC to be with me in June of 2019. We have a second bedroom that I used as a guest room. For over ten years, “T” has always been a steadfast and loving supporter of my art. After some discussion, she convinced me that we needed to transform the guest room into a studio/office. Let me say, it made ALL THE DIFFERENCE in my life!!! I finally got out all of my many and treasured art supplies and we created the sweetest little art studio all for ME!!! I am so blessed to have her unwavering support and love for what is one of my biggest passions. And so…my love affair with creating art began once again!
Which brings me to today, finally!!! I wanted to make my first blog post in years focus on sharing my studio with you all. I have an older post of my “studio” in San Francisco, if you are so inclined to view. I say “studio” in quotations because back then my studio was my living and dining room of my flat in SF. It was spacious and lovely; however, it gradually took over and I wanted a designated and contained space to make art. So there you have it!
I hope you enjoy perusing my photos, provided I can remember how to post photos. If this post is a little “wonky” be gentle…it’s my first go-round in years.
Enjoy the pics and have a blessed and beautiful Easter Sundayj!
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