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An Artist Studio in the Making

On March 29th, my full time employment with CSL Plasma in Knoxville, Tennessee came to a close. I gave a 2 month notice, my replacement was chosen and I worked until that Friday morning. I had worked 6 years with a great group of folks and it was a mix of happiness and sadness when I turned in my badge and left my night shift crew for the last time.

On April 1st, I took possession of Studio Space 110 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. I had been on the waiting list for a bit of time and was so pleased to get the call in mid-February that a space had become available. I jumped at the chance to become involved in an active community of artists at a popular downtown venue.

Gayla D. Seale Art Studio
Name on the door means it is OFFICIAL

Now, I am busy trying to go through twenty plus years of art supplies, paintings, frames, and the evidence of my ongoing artist life that has been strewn in every corner of my houses. I threw out much, but was sanctioned by my 25 year old daughter, Amanda not to throw away all of the old stuff.

Paintings from 20 years ago seem awful now. Maybe, in 20 more years my art will really be top notch, because I have seen some improvement in my eye for color and design. There is still so much to learn.

The moving van came yesterday and took all that I had packed to my new space. I have ordered some new furniture pieces for storage and decor from Bliss Home in Knoxville.

Moving: A work in progress