Hello from the current Fodenvensel Studios headquarters. Some cold, windy, rainy weather has kept us busy this week. We were informed last Friday evening that we would have a relaxing week consisting mainly of scouting and designing the disc golf course. Because of the foul weather the 7 artists here for a week to paint almond blossoms (which blossomed three weeks ago upon our initial arrival due to unseasonably warm weather) have been stuck indoors painting trees, mountains and rock formations out of the many windows at Los Gazquez. So we at Fodenvensel Studios instead of disc golfing while the guests are out on field adventures have been setting tables, sweeping floors, mopping, filling water jugs, sous chefing, pouring wine, making drinks and mainly washing dishes. To keep you all informed we’ve meant to take pictures of the piles and piles of plates, forks, bowls, glasses, mugs and trays, but we kept remembering after everything had been cleaned and then it was too late. Although washing dishes is not the most interesting topic to read about (David actually read a whole book about washing dishes once called Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest To Wash Dishes In All 50 States, which wasn’t bad), the sheer magnitude of dishes we have washed is really something. The British guests who are staying here are all very nice, but wow can they generate a seemingly unending supply of dirty dishes.
Because of the lack of interesting pictures of mountains of dirty dishes we have instead included some pictures of the energy systems and past projects scattered around the cortijada. And a few of us in case you want to remember what we look like.