I was being too optimistic in my assumptions as to when I would be adequately 'moved in' so as to continue my art work. In one sense, our new home has more space which finally allows my son to have his own private space, but the main living room / studio space is smaller and with less storage. So naturally, it takes longer to do further purging and to reconfigure the use of space and lighting, while creating/finding storage options in my bedroom etc.
It didn't help having to leave key things and furnishings behind with this move, having run out of space in the rented truck. And funds are such that I won't be able to replace most of them until there are further art sales and commissions. But I remain hopeful that my followers will continue spreading the word about my work, and sales and commissions will continue.
The paintings from the 'Journeying With The Totems' series, and the 2 icon commissions in progress, have all safely made it through the move.
Now that I am residing on Vancouver Island, I now can begin introducing myself and networking within the local arts communities, galleries, surrounding Byzantine and Latin Churches, and presenting submissions for exhibitions and juried art shows.