Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

The countdown to our opening begins. We have a little less than two and a half months before our Opening. Some of our promotional work is finished, and our signage has been sent to the printer. What's left to do? It feels like just about everything!

Floyd began working on our boutique, prepping the room for paint, and taking down ceiling tiles. It will be the "Gallery for Functional Art," so we're focusing on making it the best. Our not-so-little-helper-elf, Steven (who also happens to be Nephew S to yours truly) has made major headway in the second floor bathroom. We love the antiquated pedestal sink with its separate hot and cold faucets, and the very dated toilet in the second floor bathroom, so we're going for a past meets present kind of look with modern wallpaper, and black and white subway tile. In between working on the bathroom, Steven can be found on a ladder, painting primer on the boutique windows' woodwork.

The community studios are coming along as well. Floyd and I spent a few weeks before Christmas vacation cleaning up two of the four looms in the weaving studio. I washed and polished the wood, while he removed any rust we found on the metal parts. What parts that couldn't be preserved, he and I replaced.

Floyd also finished the basement floor that leads to our future dye kitchen. And, we still have some minutiae to finish in the downstairs bathrooms: hanging art, finish painting the doors, etc. We have been very busy since my last post in November.

Behind the scenes, Rebekah and I are working on the copy for our website, which is currently under construction. Once up, we will list our classes and workshops, our current and upcoming events, as well as individual artist pages, for those who rent studios within our building. We will be spending more time updating this blog, so keep checking back with us over the next weeks!

All in all, things are progressing, despite the quickly coming deadline. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season, enjoying friends and family, lots of love, warmth and good cheer. Blessings to you and yours for 2010!


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