Tuesday, June 2, 2015

OPEN STUDIO: Friday, July 3, 2015 4-7pm

The first public event at my studio. 

You are all invited to come out!

I will be showing some new work, an excerpt from the forthcoming documentary, and in general celebrating the completion for the first stage of this renovation. Hope to see you there!!!

Exterior Update: Amazing what some paint, dirt and stone can do

So, the driveway is complete. I last wrote about feeling frustrated with the fact that I bought this property in 2011, but the outside changes were minimal compared to what we completed on the inside. Driving up gave me a feeling of distress, or the feeling you get when you are around ruin and decay. Not a good feeling. 

When I drive up to my studio I want to feel good, space has that power to transform you. So my husband promised me that for my birthday/Mother's day that he would help to paint the front building, which he did. We are still struggling to paint the wooden part in between the two buildings because it's such a narrow space and there is a steep incline. Next was tackling the tree stump which I hired someone to hack via a chainsaw. We attempted to rent one and do it ourselves but I learned that no one rents chainsaws on island! I suppose it's a liability issue as I hear they are quite dangerous. 

Who knew how hard a quenip tree is, because it dulled two new blades. We cut it as low as we could and then threw some dirt and then some gravel on top and...voila!

A serious transformation to the exterior...por fin! And most importantly it's finally safe for me to have events there without fear that guests will trip on roots and stones.