6.10.2011

moving

moving on

photo by Jennifer Sarkilahti

Ok, so you might have seen this and been like, "What the heck?"  Yes, dear people, I am moving.  Moving out of Brooklyn and very soon.  I'm leaving my dearly beloved studio space that I share with Sarkilahti and Anne.  I've been putting off blogging about this because I'm extremely sad about it.  To the point that when I came home to my husband boxing up our belongings the other night I felt like I'd been punched in the gut.  Even though I knew it was coming.  I don't really feel like talking about it, to be honest.  However, I will give you the details when I'm ready.  You needn't worry, great things are in store for me.  It's just hard to say goodbye.

So.....there's a studio space available!  Would you like to take my spot?  Going to work at the Dobbin Mews every day has been an absolute dream come true.  In fact, it's been one of the best things that ever happened to me.  Having a dedicated work space to go to everyday with other creative people changed my life in that I'd never been so inspired nor so productive before.  The space and atmosphere are unique and beautiful.  The people are amazing.  And I mean amazing.  Everyone there welcomed me with open arms and showed me extraordinary kindness.  You couldn't share a space with any people more lovely, talented, and exceptional.  Ok, I will stop gushing before I cry.

Read the ad for the space here.  I would love it if someone wonderful took my place so that it will be even more fun when I come back to visit!

32 comments:

Sherisa (lelephantrose) said...

Well, as long as it's all for the better, good luck! You will thrive anywhere.

withthejoneses said...

Good luck with your move! Would you be able to tell me where the long wooden desks in the studio are from? The one with the Rachel Comey shoes on it...

http://odetteny.blogspot.com/2011/06/join-our-studio-space.html

jenny gordy said...

Ikea.

kristina said...

I wish you the best, Jenny!

Barbara said...

Jenny,

My husband is in medical school (he is finishing his 3rd year) and this summer he starts applying for residencies.
I'm not sure where it will lead us to, though we often talk about it.
I don't know if it's your husband's career that necessitates this move, but I thought maybe.

It's been so inspiring to follow your journey in New York and I'm sure wherever you go it will not be less so.
Best of luck to you and your husband on the move!

Neus said...

ohhh I feel sad for you, I've always thought that Oddete and you where such a good team! I don't know what to say, because is quite difficult when a "moving" is not really wished.
Live is so full of changes.
A big hug for you!

k. wang said...

been such a longtime reader now, and have always admired the grace in which you've handled (pretty) major life events, and i'll join the chorus of encouragement - bigger things are always in store, even if we can't see through the fog now. i wish you the absolute best of luck, and i know you'll continue to aspire far and beyond just those you touch in ny. though personally, i am a bit saddened since i was planning on moving back and would have loved to have met you someday! please keep in touch with all of us!

kate / tinywarbler said...

change can be so hard! it does sound like you made such great friends while working there (in that amazing space!) i wish you the best for your move and the future!

julia / rennes said...

Ah man - definitely a punch in the gut. I always put off thinking about difficult things, and then the smallest little reminder can trigger it! Moving is hard, and sometimes good things can come out of change, even if it's not fun at the time. I know you will do amazing things where ever you may end up ;)

CassieMarie said...

I hope things go as stress free as possible - I can definitely relate as I've moved 4 times in the last 6 years. I know it is tough, but you will find amazing people wherever you go, and the people you are leaving will always be there to visit. :)

Sara Mack said...

wishing all good things for you during your transition Jenny...

homeseed said...

hoping you find peace in this time...and, so glad there is hope in the fact that great things are in store!

nicole said...

Sorry to hear that you have to leave your dear Brooklyn studio. But I know that you will make a wonderful life for yourself in your new place.

sarah said...

It must be very hard to say goodbye to your friends. I hope that you will be able to take heart that at least in today's world it is so much easier to stay in touch.

Good luck Jenny

Efrat Deutsch said...

All the best Jenny! I am sure you will do great :)

Jennifer said...

I can imagine how tough it is to leave such a supportive and creative group of ladies, and a neighborhood that you love. Bittersweet saying goodbye, but on to new adventures. Best to you and Joe in your new locale :)
xoxo J

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

All the best! X

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Shirley said...

Jenny,

Am a regular reader of your blog. In fact, I wish you could blog more often!

Now... if memory serves, I recall a certain gal who was so certain about her move to Brooklyn after being so settled in her small town home... when was this? 2 years ago? Something like that...

Point is... you didn't really want to move then and you don't now... but clearly good things have come out of each experience and I no doubt this will be any different. Life is what you make it and so long as you reach out to the creative community in your new home/location and set aside space for your work and just keep up with stuff like that, you'll be fine. In fact, you'll be even better!

Cheers!
Shirley

joyce said...

good luck and best wishes, jenny! it's so hard pulling up stakes and leaving a place that you love, but it can often lead to great things.

hapa said...

I symphatise with you. I moved out of my small home here in my favorite small town just yesterday. And come fall I have to live in a much bigger town. I'm leaving behind so much of what I love and it is really hard. But hopefully there are other challenges and adventures waiting, right? I wish you all the best and hopefully you'll be happy again soon.

Tracey said...

Oh endings are always a bit sad ... even when there are wonderful things on the horizon. At least you can always drop by again for a visit.

I look forward to hearing more about your future wonderful plans.

Take care.

SophieSweetVintage said...

Good luck with everything Jenny!

leah said...

Hi Jenny, As someone who took one of your sewing classes and now has had the confidence to keep trying, thank you! I am so glad I met you and wish you the best, best, best!

jones said...

good luck jenny

Kristien said...

Jenny, best of luck to you and Joe as you begin the next phase of your lives together! To echo Shirley, it seems like it was only a short time ago that you wrote about your feelings of apprehension surrounding your move to New York, and today you are reflecting on your time here as the most inspiring and productive of your life. I can only imagine how hard it will be to leave such good friends behind. But, I have no doubt that wherever your path takes you next, you will make the most of it, and continue to inspire the rest of us with your creativity and work ethic and unique talent. And, one of the most wonderful things about New York is that everyone circles through here at different points, be it for work or just for fun. I am sure you will be back soon! I am so happy I had a chance to meet you while you were here. Take care, Jenny.

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry. Moving can feel like such a loss. Enjoy the rest of your time there. I look forward to seeing what comes next!

Amanda said...

Hi jenny, I with you the best of luck with the moving... and I was wondering if you can tell me where you got this metal clothes bar?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95874074@N00/5115009538/in/set-72157624840337768

Jade said...

i've revisited this post a few times, so now it's time to comment! transitions are tough, and interesting, and character-building. i'm glad you made so much of your time in brooklyn, and that you know great things are just around the bend for you and joe. i wish you well on your next journey in life, and hope that you'll continue to treasure your friends and the life-shaping events that you've found in new york. all the best, as ever! i can't wait to see what you'll be up to next!

Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons said...

Awww, I know how you feel Jenny....when my husband John decided to go back to school in Boston, I was so sad to leave my job/friends/life in California. It definitely is hard, and I feel for you. The upshot is that you are super talented and will thrive anywhere you go! Best of luck with the move.

Samantha said...

A few days late, but best of luck with the move, and so lovely that you had such a wonderful time in New York!

ariana said...

the best of luck to you and yours...

it's hard to move when your heart is not ready.

kindest wishes and heartfelt blessings!

Anna said...

So sorry that you are sad. I have been there many times. The bittersweet taste of change. Hope you feel better soon, and I know we are all excited to see what is in store for you next!
Anna
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