About two weeks ago, Matt and I arrived to the north bay area of San Francisco. It's been interesting. We've spent time at various campgrounds, cheap-ish hotels, and an air bnb. Until this morning, we have had to figure out where we should move to every couple of days. It's really weird not having a home and trying to start at a new life at the same time. Our days have consisted of preparing for job interviews in a tent, endless driving, sitting in Panera Bread for hours using the wifi, and a constant feeling of what do we do now? While we've found plenty of places within our price range, it's insanely competitive-- Showing up to CA with no jobs lined up doesn't exactly make you an ideal candidate to rent an apartment.
But! its all part of the journey and I am very excited to announce we have a home. We'll be renting a cute trailer on a small farm in Petaluma, California. The property is beautiful and we're only 10 minutes from a cozy downtown. From what I've noticed so far, there seems to be a vibrant art scene and a beautiful landscape here. I am really excited to have a living space and a cute piece of land to make art on. My goals are to get involved in markets and festivals as soon as possible, volunteer at the Petaluma Arts Center, and take some graphic design & screen printing classes this summer. I really want to expand on the mediums I use in my artwork beyond paint and I am excited to see how my travels influence my work going forward.
On Wednesday, we'll be moved in and I will be painting as soon as I've unpacked all my supplies!