Yup! After an anxious few weeks and two years in the planning, I am very ready to take up occupation. I want you with me as I develop and build my creative workspace. The two cleaning specialists just left this evening following the builders handover and did a sterling job following four weeks of an unsettling non-stop build. I just got home after walking around everything and found myself singing joyfully when no one could hear but me (thankfully). Who knows how many people we will be reaching from my garage walls? Who knows who’s lives will be changed or by what? If it so lifted my spirits today it will surely lift the spirits of others on every continent and in every country. Am I excited? I could dance!!!
In the last few minutes of the studio build, as the bricklayers set in the last seam of pointing, I thought about the steps it took to get to this point. It would be so easy to miss all of the steps and see them as an abandonment of this or that for something better along the way. Whereas that did of course happen too, I have to say not at all. I have quite loved every step, even the times when I thought it was time to give up. You see a vision comes to pass through many diverse trials and such trials become a mass of stepping stones I’ve come to know as struggles and fights, sacrifices and intense opposition. I watched the faces of those I have come to know who work alongside me day by day. Guess what? They were as excited as I was (‘cept they didn’t sing and dance as I did…yet!). And want to guess something else?!!! It’s only just the beginning. Over the next upcoming period I will keep you posted on my new creative workspace. The workbench I made for the recent series of workbench building will come in to its rightful home next week with me. The customising will start and I will be showing you how to add your drawer, some shelves for your sharpening gear and all of the additional bits I do to make my bench work for me. As some might say, “Watch this space!” Or should I say, “Watch my