Fed Ex Air Freight has picked up the crate and so the Centenary Icon begins its journey home to Winnipeg, due to arrive by 5pm tomorrow. It has quite a journey up to now, including getting the icon packed. Have I mentioned how small my space is here? ;-)
This will have to be that last 'big' icon that I can do in my small studio. Any future large commission will need to factor in a separate rental studio space that has the room to do the various phases. I am thankful for my son's (and cat's) patience as everything moved and stacked around umpteen times over to tackle each step. So, for each usual step, so much had to be moved. Once the large shipping crate entered our wee world, well, it's all done now.
My priority now is to let my body crash and rest, but I won't really breath a sigh of relief until I know the the icon has arrived safe and sound to its new home. I didn't even get a chance to record the icon with my usual detail photos etc. The reality of deadlines.
I am pleased that my mother and 2 sisters in Winnipeg will be attending the centenary mass at the MTS Centre on May 3rd. I will be with them in spirit.
My next project in the next few weeks is to complete a small 11x14 icon commission for a gift in Victoria, and then I have to get back in earnest to my totem painting series, getting ready for the August exhibition. I had received 2 other inquiries for, a) two small icons for July, and b) a 24"x36" Feast day icon for November. I will likely not be able to do the ones for July, but the November inquiry would be doable.
So, now to try and catch up on some sleep.