My studio had humble beginnings as a workshop or storage space for one or another previous owner. When I first saw it on the day of the real estate open house, the late morning light reflected in the colorful glass pebbles mixed in the gravel gave the building a magical look.
eagerly climbed up the steps, expecting to find a wonderful art
workspace. My fantasy came to a crashing stop when I opened the door:
boxes and old furniture piled up everywhere, water dripping from the
One of the first projects we undertook after we moved in
was to clean this outbuilding. It was a dark, unwelcoming place, dirty,
home to hideous spiders and carpenter ants. It took quite a while, but
it eventually got cleaned up, painted inside, redecorated, with new
floors installed and sealed.
The studio is now a great work space to share with students and friends, with enough space to store art supplies, visual journaling books, large tables and chairs, and many objects, even vintage items for resale... It is a magical space!