it was just last year, and just about this time…. after way too many relocations i finally stumbled upon my new studio space and found elbow room again! about 1500+ square feet of raw, open space. open to interpretation, open to spread all my work around, the in-progress pieces long forgotten and out of sight. all of them.
it had been a t-shirt print shop and a juice bar and quite a few things before that. tucked away and caught in between the industrial stride of a city differente and a bit of wasteland, right there, at the edge-of-almost.
the kitchen area had an old sturdy sink and a no-joke woodstove. took me several weeks to build shelving and countertops all around it, a handsaw, a couple of hammers, nails and lots of screws.
and then, the real stuff: work benches and tools, and battling a dense concrete floor to bolt everything down for hours…
(on the workbench front, check out my new blog for updates)
the ‘metal room’ in the back (for melting and soldering), a big window and a perfect utility sink that had seen a lot of splashing colors wash down its drain (…)
in the back back…
what else could anybody wish for?!?
it was only this past summer when it all slowly settled into place and things began to flow again…. a few months now, but just yesterday for me.
here, now, just over a month into another year and celebrating a new cycle, getting down to business with a renewed spirit of possibilities.
showroom in the front is coming along, a few studio visit weekends in the works for this month…