Treasures Lost and Found

Posted on: November 10th, 2013 by jmbroekman 2 Comments

Happy finds in my mouse and squirrel ridden loft

Serious demolition has begun in the studio. Half the building is down to bare studs. The chore that I was most dreading – cleaning out the loft space – is pretty much complete. There is little that can’t be done when you put a mask on your face and your mind to that which seems insurmountable. It was disgusting up there. But lo and behold, even though I thought every last thing was going to find it’s way to the dump or a bonfire, I was wrong.

I knew my old prints of many moons ago were there, but I dared not hope they’d be anything salvageable. There were several old portfolios, all zippered up and miracle of miracles, un-infested. What a great surprise I got when I finally hauled the portfolios down and opened them up. The contents within were pristine.

I’m pretty sure the litho at left was done when I lived in NY and worked at the Art Student’s League. That would’ve been over 30 years ago

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2 Responses

  1. Suzanne Murphy says:

    What a happy discovery, Jessyca! I admire your courage and stamina in cleaning up that space. Yuck. But you were rewarded!

    Hope to see you Sunday at Betsy’s.

    • jmbroekman says:

      Thanks Suzanne. It was a happy discovery indeed – my reward for having procrastinated for years! The real big reward will be when the studio is finished and “habitable” by me without any critter roommates. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.