I originally had plans to keep this updated, but when the universe’s plans trump yours, you can only ride along and hope it takes you in a direction in which you can thrive and be successful. It hasn’t exactly been as such, but exciting times are on the horizon. There has been much change, much adaptation, and much learning. Family is and will always be first. Dropping everything to support those you love in times of need is never a problem and of paramount importance, but it is often at the cost of other endeavours.

My father has passed, and he was a huge inspiration behind my work at Atlas Being. For months and at this point, years, I haven’t been able to work in the same shop we worked together in, during his last days. I’ve tried. Stepping foot in the Shop immediately brings sadness and immense saudade.

Saudade is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return.

Word of Portuguese origin.

In recent days I’ve been working on other personal renovation projects and hobbies. I have also moved (business is still in the same location). The move has somewhat suspended my ability to create new things, as my tools and equipment have been in a state of location flux. Recently though I’ve completed a personal renovation project to create a music studio:

This was my first major renovation, and much love and appreciation goes out my significant other, Amy, for helping me throughout the project. Of course much thanks goes to my father, for showing me how renovations are supposed to be done, [and not supposed to be done ;)].

To cap off the renovation I created a new light! In combination with getting the new workshop in order (a continuous work in progress), and inspiration from family and friends, I’ve been able to create again. Here’s the lamp:

Activity is slow for now, but will never stop. As I get more settled, more creations will start to flow. I appreciate everyone’s love and support during the good and the bad times. Take care.