My husband, Rich, and I came to Rensing Center to reflect on our studio work and make new connections with other artists. What we received was this and so much more. We thought 15 days should be long enough for residency, but now, we both wish we had 3 months. I was thrilled to find out that we were living/working in the Rensing Center building. There are more private live/work spaces on the grounds but this building is the central hub and a perfect meeting place for all residents and extended crew of the organization. I love hanging out in the Library with the double side doors open, Bob the cat snoozing on top of his chair, a comfortable flow of visitors getting a guided tour by Ellen and resident artist, Jude, stopping in to do laundry or check emails. The Library hosts the perfect opportunity for impromptu conversations about the business of art, our individual goals and aspirations or just random thoughts on life.
|Jude in studio with some new |
works in progress
|Chad the animal whisperer|
|Ellen preparing another gourmet meal|
for us in her kitchen
|Overlook from Caesar's Head|
After I finish this blog post, I will go to work on 3 new artworks in the studio and with the garage door wide open, I look forward to the next visitors that will likely stop by to donate items or engage in good conversation.