I now live in an RV, beside a ditch, under the pylons, in a suburb of the city. It is very romantic.
We are back in Christchurch for the last year of Caleb’s degree. So hopefully I’ll only be living in a city until November and then we will be out of here, but where we don’t know yet. Wherever there is work for Caleb. I am so blessed to be able to take my work with me wherever I go.
We have found a place to live nearby the university and that is within our budget and promises to be warm and cozy for the winter with Baby. It’s an American style caravan. Small as far as typical living quarters go but very livable for us and insulated and warm! We have a little creek running past under our windows with ducks paddling up and down and visiting us for a nibble of bread. We also have our own tiny lawn and have already put box garden beds in. It is on a property with no other residence so it is quite private and we have already made friends with our lovely neighbours over the hedge.
My studio space is at a desk we now share. Caleb works during the day at the university and uses the desk in the early mornings or evenings, so I think it will work out well, and we will learn to keep things tidy as the desk is not our own to leave stuff all over!
I got back to work the day Caleb started uni again. I have finished one tiny painting, which I will write about soon,and have planned a larger painting which has been in my head to paint for a while now. I set up my idea and managed to control the light enough with blinds and dark towels. These flowers have since wilted as I couldn’t start until my prepared canvas was dry. This week I plan to get most of the painting done on the piece, but first I need to buy new brushes!
I’m planning to get lots of paintings done before April when baby is due, then I’ll be taking a few months official break, though I will still be drawing and writing here occasionally. We are getting excited now to meet our baby soon!