Sunday, September 11, 2011

Photos of the new studio!

These are the before and after photos of the new studio. My art group met there yesterday and I fully intended to get photos of everyone working, but I was so excited I forgot to! We obviously have lots more to do, and we're not doing anything to the individual studios (we'll let the artists do their own spaces) but at least it's useable space now.





We've gone from this...



















To this, in just under 2 weeks...






















This is our studio "suite" before ...







And after...





Our HUGE classroom/workroom space...




























The kitchen/community area...










We've done everything from painting to laying now plywood on the floors to installing 26' of counters in the studio, not to mention all the general cleaning up and moving stuff around.







In addition to the the 4 studio spaces inside, we also have a greenhouse, storage shed, pool and 2 bedroom guest house, all on a double lot with a creek along the back property line.



Our next order of business is to get the rest of the shelves and bookcases and storage stuff put up and arranged and then get all of our supplies sorted and stored. We will be moving the last of our stuff from the old studio at the MS Craft Center this week, and then we'll be diving into the organization at the new studio. It's a pain that the fully-loaded shelf units from the other studio are the last things to be moved but the first things needed at the new studio.


There is no way to describe how excited we are to have the new space! Based on our limited use so far, we think it will be perfect for our needs. Ultimately, we'll have 3 other artists in the studios, and the workroom will be available for other artists to rent for classes. Judging by our art meeting yesterday, the space can easily accomodate a dozen people working on projects.

7 comments:

Diane's Magnolia Threads said...

Delta, this is super! Congratulations and best wishes, DianeL

Diana said...

Congratulations and best wishes,

Diana in Nova Scotia

Martha said...

I just discovered this great news on your blog--congratulations on the new studio! I know it has already been enjoyable while you were remodeling, painting, adding color, so the actual creating will be lagniappe! Way to go, Rhonda!
Martha Ginn

Martha said...

Oh, yes, forgot to add--I love the bottle tree and your name for the studio!

Marie Z. Johansen said...

This would be a true dream come true. Congratulations! I love the hpuse numbers!

Karoda said...

Yes, indeed! a huge congrats to you and tons more fun coming your way in your new joint!

Lisa Dunn said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations to all of you!!! I love the name of your studio too.