Summer 2014 might just be the biggest summer for me since I graduated college THREE years ago (holy smokes). I made a quick decision this spring to make a life change. I moved out of Maine almost a month ago, after living there for 25 years. You can now call me a "Rhody".
My friend Brittany Marcoux, did me a solid favor by offering me her position at a fine art printing company in Providence called iolabs. Most of those that are close enough with me, knew my passion in life was to somehow have a printing company. I find the OCD methodical act of color correcting and printing to bring some sort of order to my chaotic mind. Brittany knew this about me and helped me live my dream through sooner than anticipated.
The idea to move and make this change was easy. I felt like I had hit a grey patch in Portland, where everything was continuing down the same stagnant path that felt very dismal. I was not phased by my rash decision, in fact I was weirdly calm. I didn't freak out once- I know, surprising.
I was so quick to pick up and leave, in fact, that I had to leave behind my boyfriend and cat- only for a few months- but still. I needed out of Portland and I needed to do something for myself, while taking charge of my future.
Currently I am living in Newport with my aunt until September, when Andrew and the cat move down and we move to a cute apartment outside of Providence.
To all of you artists out there- check out iolabsinc.com, we do some pretty incredible stuff here and offer endless possibilities to making your work look like the bomb.