As I mentioned on the home page, changes are happening. I'll be honest, after Leila died I realized I didn't get really excited about anything. You know? That spark inside that just makes it so you can't wait to get to it. I still felt happy and blessed for so much but excitement was gone.
About 5 months after, one of our rental houses became available. Allen asked if I wanted to use it for my studio because I'd outgrown the one pictured below. The moment he asked, something surged right through me. Something I thought was gone, just like Leila was gone. It startled me at first because the feeling had been so absent. But I felt excited! Giddy almost. That deep, happy spark inside me was still there. I was so happy. And relieved. It was still there.
Well, I could go on about creating and what it does for the soul but I will leave that for a later date.
What I want to talk about is my studio.
I had a really nice home studio, even HGTV's Rate My Space thought so and came out to film it. But as wonderful as it was I was outgrowing it. (I feel spoiled just saying that.) If I just painted then it would have been fine. But I don't. I end up doing ALL. SORTS. OF. THINGS.
So enter the StudioHouse.
Well, it's just a regular house in this shot and it's likely to get painted on the outside last but here it is. She's about 100 years old and still looks good. Though she had a Christmas morning fire a few years ago, she's still got a great personality on the inside. We got her after the fire and there's plenty of work to be done but every reason to do it and keep her.
We've been remodeling so you'll see lots of that in coming posts. But for now I just wanted to introduce her.