It feels like my whole world has grown and changed since my last post. If you follow my on Instagram you may know that my husband is joining my creative team! WOOHOO! You have no idea how exciting this is for me. I have been going through several growing pains over the past year.
I hired my studio manager, Alisha, last fall and she has been a dream come true, but goodness breeds more goodness and I have felt the weight of all this goodness and growth strongly. I am so thankful for every fresh opportunity but my mind was getting too full and it was time for a change.
When I thought of the most intelligent, way-over-qualified human I could hope to work with, Daniel Jeffords is at the top of the list. He is creative, crazy-smart, he understands my vision and brand clearly, he get’s ME (not easy sometimes), and compensates for my weaknesses beautifully.
I’ll introduce him to you in greater detail later, but for now, let me tell you about the NEW STUDIO!!!
Along with this growth, we needed some extra space. So, we rented an additional studio in the same building as mine and it’s totally and completely beautiful! Housed in an old mill house (1890 I believe), the white walls, white floors, and windows lining the room make it feel completely heavenly.
I still have my studio downstairs – giving me a separate space to paint and to teach workshops.
We filled the new space as minimally as possible – white desks, black chairs, no visual clutter, many plants… but the rug? It needs some help.
We were on a budget so we bought a large circle rug to fill part of the hardwood space. It’s comfortable… but SO boring.
We decided that a DIY rug design is in order – pronto.
Thankfully, the Sprout by HP is super helpful with pattern design. We were able to visualize and use the imaging creation tools to create a design that I will soon paint on the rug to jazz it up a bit. We were going for something really simple and geometric and I can’t wait to see it in the space!
I’m planning on working on this project over the weekend so stay tuned for the after images! I’ll post the full DIY tutorial and tips soon.
In the meantime, feel free to give a welcome shout-out to Dan! I know he would love to hear from you all and I’m so happy to have him as an official part of my studio-life.
Growing is a good thing! Sounds like its all going well 🙂
Congratulations!! Welcome Dan!!
Congratulations! How exciting!
Beautiful work! Do check out my designs too at http://83oranges.com/store/ and http://society6.com/83oranges
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I will always admire a couple who can work together as comfortably as they live together,. That in itself is a gift. Congratulations to you!
It has a different rhythm then our home life does, but it is definitely a gift! I’m very thankful.
So exciting! I’ve just gotten into watch the Youtube episodes called Working Together by the Fresh Exchange (a married couple team working together). You might enjoy watching it with Dan! Also, what is the pad in front of the computer you’re using? Looks like a slick tablet. Thanks!