Oh how the tides have turned. As the old locale of B&M Fine Art Studios on Grand Street has closed, and the new studio in TriBeCa has opened, roles have shifted as well as productivity. While we are adapting to the changes of the move to the new studio, I find myself reflecting on a story that I used to read repeatedly as a kid.
While my productivity has come to a grinding halt (hey, it happens) I see myself emerging as the cantankerous Obstinate Uncle Otis, a character created by Robert Arthur, who is so stubborn that he believes himself into non-existence. Don’t be concerned, I’m not really that badly off. However, I do recognize that change is difficult for me, even when I am aware that it is bound to happen. And admittedly, I’m pretty obstinate. I’ve been told that if I were discussing the color of the sky with someone and they said that it was a pretty, light, sky blue, I would mostly likely ague that it was in fact a deep cerulean. I’m not boasting, merely pointing out a character trait. Hmm, having unpacked that load, I might be ready to quit cursing the dark, light a candle and start painting again.
On the other hand, what has been pleasantly surprising, is to see my partner, grab the reins and start to creatively come up with some interesting new directions in product development. Some people have really different ways of working through change and meeting new challenges. To tell the truth, I’m a little bit in awe. Happy as a lark, he is building away and cranking out some beautiful, rustic, open style jewelry boxes. His fervent enthusiasm may be contagious (no matter how staunchly I refute it). Damn, now that I have put it into words, I feel like I have tricked myself into getting excited about packing up Uncle Otis and busting out with a new attitude.
I will admit, the boxes are very nice. Maybe it’s best to see for yourself though, or better yet purchase one for yourself and or a loved one. Visit our ETSY page and if you enter HOLIDAYDISCOUNT into the coupon code, you can receive 15% off your very own artist made, rustic jewelry box. That friends, is nothing to grumble about!