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Closing Time: Time For You To Go Out Into The World

Closing Time: Time For You To Go Out Into The World

by Callie Garp

April 25, 2018


I've been posting about it on Instagram for what feels like forever.... In fact, my wife and I have been talking about moving for about a year now. After Graduate School, we thought we wanted to set down roots for a good while, settle into a community, find a home. We migrated a little ways north from where we'd been living for 2 years in Boston (I did my Master's degree at Tufts University) to New Hampshire, where I'm originally from & where my wife and I went to college. We've stayed here for almost 2 years. 

But it's time for these little birdies to spread their wings again and move on.

Ok, that image was a little much, even for me. But, it's true; we are finally moving. There was a lot of hemming and hawing over how we wanted to go about doing it, and where exactly we wanted to go. Plans have a way of shifting; life has a way of pushing you in directions you never EVER thought it would, or even possibly could! So, my wife is quitting her abusive, horrible job that she h a t e s, is finishing up her masters degree full-time, and we are moving to the rural town outside of Pittsburgh where her family lives so we can afford to make that happen. It's going to be a big shift from the life we've gotten used to, but I'm excited for all the new possibilities.

As I was scribbling in my business journal (yes, I have one of those...), 'I have big goals for this year, and I'm framing this move as a facilitator of those goals!' 

Anyways, I am excited, stressed, anxious and READY to get started on this next stage. This move does come just a couple weeks into my 100 Day Project, which I have taken a mini break from but will resume on May 2nd. I'll still be taking submissions for the project however, so if you're a queer woman/femme and would like the chance to be illustrated you can still email your photos to calliegarp @ gmail.com :)

Although I have submitted all my paperwork to the Pennsylvania Department of State to legally relocate my business, I don't know exactly how long it's going to take for everything to be approved and processed. That, of course, is a source of anxiety 'cause this bitch better pay the bills, you know?! So, I'm crossing my fingers, holding my breath and WILLING this transition to go smoothly.

In the meantime I will keep my Redbubble shop open. If you haven't checked out Redbubble before, it's a direct print company that lets artists upload their artwork, select what items it can be printed on, and set prices for a fair margin. If you've ever wanted to get my art on a King-sized duvet, for example, this is the place to go. There are also stickers, prints, tees and more normal-ish things to get there, too.

ALSO I will be taking commissions for portraits! I haven't squared away the details just yet, but if you've been enjoying the portraits for the 100 Days Of Queer Women & Femmes, and you'd fancy a portrait of yourself, you will be in luck! 

We're ready. (Well ok there is a shit ton of packing and cleaning to do, but otherwise...) We're set. We're OFF!

 

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