A timeline of our bittersweet journey into a new studio space. It was bittersweet because we loved our first studio in the Historic Bell Building in Downtown Montgomery and love our landlords (Statewide Management, Inc) but that door closed. And so we moved forward. I'm so glad I recorded the transition to the new studio - which was rented "as is" - via quick iPhone snaps:
June 8th - The ugly green carpet is starting to come out, but not without resistance. I think the workload and battling a couple of infections this week is really taking a toll on my enthusiasm for this project. Right now it's hard to see the end and I'm wondering what the heck I was thinking when I thought this was a good idea! -->
June 13th - Green carpet finally gone thanks to the muscles of these guys (husband Gordon and son Daniel). My family has really rushed in to encourage and help when I'm having trouble seeing that we can do this. This will be the view from my desk into the reception area. Glass door pictured above will replace current door. -->
July 6th - Amazing son Emerson finished caulking baseboards today, installing daylight balanced lighting, and other fine-tuning elements. (We've decided he got the best of both of us... my husband's skill and my get-it-done attitude!) I am overwhelmed at how much my family has sacrificed to help this crazy dream of mine become a reality! -->
July 7 - Sweet hubby spent most of his Saturday installing the door between my office and the reception area. Here's how the view from my soon-to-be desk is shaping up. Finished painting the door and baseboards, touch-up painting on the walls and woodwork. Family came for a studio tour to see the fruits of their labors! -->
My friend Sarah Stall of Paper Perfections came by the studio tonight to help me assemble the gift bags for the open house. Mark it on your calendar: Sunday, September 8th, 1:00-6:00 pm. See you there!