Taking a Break – A Hiatus, Time to Make Art
Hello good people,
After much reflection, I have determined that I must take a break from making easels. This is not a conclusion I’ve taken lightly. Indeed, it’s been a very difficult and conflicted decision.
I’ve hand built so many sets of easels since 2010, regularly working insane overtime hours in my little woodworking shop. Over the last year, I attempted to give myself more time for family and tending to my health. However the demands of the work did not ease. I became exhausted. When I built the first of the wall easels for my own studio back in 2008, I could not have imagined how popular the design would become. What began as one practical step in my own artist’s journey, quickly took over and became my primary occupation. There was rarely any time to pursue my own art projects. That was okay for a while, but increasingly I felt I was missing out on my larger calling.
Of course, I am very proud of the work I’ve done. It gives me a lot of pleasure to hear from customers who have found their Tueller Wall Easels to be a valued and useful addition to their studio. I’ve met so many fantastic artists and wonderful people from all over the world. I am profoundly honored to know that many great paintings are being created on easels that I built.
I cannot give a time frame for how long this hiatus will last. I myself, do not know. I may simply need some months, or perhaps a year, to recharge my batteries — some time to paint, draw, and sculpt. For that matter, I recognize that I’m looking forward to developing other woodworking ideas I have for the easels and other art studio solutions. I’m overflowing with designs that have remained on the back burner and I’m excited to see where they go.
Please wish me well as I take these next steps. Thank you for your understanding.