Tuesday, January 29, 2013

everything is new :: year, house, studio

Happy new year! January has simply evaporated ~ for lots of reasons, but the main one being that we moved house. Interstate. To Brisbane. I know ... life is never dull in the James family! We made a decision at the end of last year to relocate here to make it easier for Mr Yardage (less travel), and so that we could all be together more of the time. So, we bought a house {a beautiful old Queenslander} and moved in early January.

We're pretty much unpacked and settled now. It helps to have my things around me and things to look and feel homey. To be honest, an interstate move was an absolute piece of cake compared to moving overseas!

We survived ex tropical cyclone Oswald unscathed over the weekend ~ no damage or flooding where we are (this was a major criteria when we were looking to buy in this city, I might add!), just a LOT of rain (more rain than I've ever seen) and lots of leaves and sticks everywhere. We were very lucky. Many have not been, and our thoughts are with them.

So things are back to normal, just in a different city. I'm back to "work" at Yardage Design today, and the online shop has already reopened. I'm looking forward to setting up my printing space in the downstairs part of the house and getting stuck into it.

Have a great week.

P.S. For those of you wondering, it was terrible to have to leave my beautiful studio at the Abbottsford Convent. I loved it. There were tears. But, I have moved on. The space is now home to some other creatives, and one day I hope to go back. But probably not for a while. I kinda want to stay in the one place for a while now ~ that's the plan anyway.