Monday, April 29, 2013

Open Studio

To celebrate the completion of my new space, I had an Open Studio yesterday. The weather was perfect and I was pleased with the turnout. I rearranged the tables to allow for open space in the center of the room (love those rolling tables!), put out lots of food, and hung some work. In addition to inviting lots of fiber friends, I also invited neighbors on the street who had to suffer through the construction and look at the spot-a-pot and huge dumpster for several months. As I suspected, they were all very curious as to what we had constructed.

Everything is ready and waiting for the guests to show up. Several years ago I made a life sized doll, but she got tired of living in a dark bedroom and moved to Philadelphia. This is her new-born sister, as yet unnamed.

The doorway into the inner sanctum.

The space is all set up. Lots of food available, but everybody must have been on a diet because only a few people nibbled here and there. Cookies and fruit and veggies left over- I wonder which will get eaten first?

Everybody exclaimed about the light, and it is wonderful. It's as bright as day inside no matter what it looks like outside. 

I'm showing off my closet space, and received lots of oohs and aahs. If my calculations are correct, there is more than 600 cubic feet of storage. I had to accommodate for the sloping ceiling, so everything is arranged by height, but it is all being put to use. 

Smiles all around.

All in all, I think it was quite successful, and I'm thinking about another one in a year or so. Maybe I can recruit some other artists in the area and we can have a studio tour.