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Finding Patience

I pulled most of the paintings off my walls today. I’m getting ready to leave my studio.

You’d think I’d be sad about it. Here, there was so much potential. So many things I could do that I couldn’t do in my home based space.

But it didn’t work out.

And I’m not sad. Not at all. I’m ready to go. To move on to new things. When i shut my door for the last time, it will be the last time I think of this place.

I am not a patient person. If I had my way, I’d be out today. But I need to make my new space ready. I need to transition so that there’s as little disruption to my work schedule as possible.

The adult side of me knows this. The impatient side… not so much.

It’s the same thing with my Finding Inclusivity project. I want to launch NOW! But launching before I’m ready guarantees disaster.

I need to make sure I have systems in place to keep track of my subjects, the women who participate in the project. I need to make sure I have the marketing planned out. I need to make sure I’m organized on all fronts. Interviewing and painting 100 women is one thing, but that’s not all that’s involved. There are prints to make and ship, a solo show to organize, a book to make.

It’s a bit daunting… and I know I should feel daunted but I don’t. I feel like one would feel standing on the edge of a cliff, getting ready to do the jump of a lifetime. It’s an amazing feeling.

To get started, I’ve put together a page for the project. I’ll be adding more info over this week but here’s where it will all live http://www.paulamould.com/finding-inclusivity/