Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Alley Art Studio is moving. Into it's own space. And it's even on an alley. Since I made a little mention of an impending announcement to my Artist's Way group, I have had several friends inquire as to what was going on. The news is this: one of the rentals we own is a one-bedroom home in SE Salem. It is in a well-established neighborhood across the street from a park (and right behind where Destree lives!!). Howard had suggested I turn the rental into my studio a few months back, but I wasn't ready to take the plunge. But after my recent spate of artful activities, I'm feeling the need for a bigger space. I haven't been inside the house for several years, but I know it has a bedroom, a living room, and a large airy kitchen. It also has a nice little storage room attached to the side of the house (think SHELVES!). I drove by the other day and snapped a photo - mind you, the tenant is still living there so things are gonna look mighty different once I get my hands on the place. I am beside myself with giddiness. The transformation of the home into Alley Art Studio will begin in mid July. I haven't decided whether I'll prepare the studio as a place that I can hold classes and The Artist's Way, but I'm leaning in that direction. I would make the kitchen area the place for making art and leave the living room as a place to gather in a circle (think PILLOWS). The bedroom? Most likely filled with shelves to house a lot of my stuff (think ORGANIZATION). I'll just have to wait until I walk through and let the house tell me what it wants . . . here is an advance peek of the new Alley Art Studio!