Sunday, June 30, 2013

First Art Class...

My first class was a ton of fun!  I wanted to share some pictures of these great kids....

Such a great group!
My daughter was a huge help with setting up and assisting during class.
Class in action.
I just love these kids!  They were so much fun.  I am so excited for my next bunch of
little artists.  I still can't believe I am living my Dream!!!



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grand Opening...

Hello All!

I am so excited to tell you that my Grand Opening was a HUGE success!  The Colfax Chamber of Commerce started it off with the official ribbon cutting.  So many people came and enjoyed themselves.  There was tons of positive feedback; I am so proud to live in a community with so much support.  Here are a few pictures...

Here's me, proud new business owner in Colfax.
My gallery when you first walk in.

More gallery...

And more!
My studio work area where I get to Create.
The Classroom, where other come to Create.
This is a great big part of God's dream for my life, and I'm feeling so blessed that it is all happening.
I just want to thank my entire family & friends for all of their support and helping to make this dream possible!
I'll be posting about my first class very soon!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More Pictures of the Studio!

So, I was looking through my pictures and I found some more from the beginnings of the studio, and I wanted to share.

Pulling up layers of carpet.

My son helping pry the glued down carpet padding.

YUCK!!!  Taking down wallpaper.
My husband installing flooring.
Looking good!
Classroom flooring.
I am so excited about my grand opening this coming Saturday!  If you are local, please join me
at 10:00am for the ribbon cutting and grand opening.  There will be door prizes, refrshments
and an opportunity to sign up for classes.  Hope to see you!

Friday, May 31, 2013

It's Happening!

Yes, it's's art studio will soon open!  It's definitely been a work in progress, but it's getting so close.   Let me back up for a second, back in December 2012, my husband and I started renovating part of a building here in Colfax.  It was a huge project because there was a ton to be done and the building had been vacant for some time.  I really wish I had taken pictures from the very beginning, but here's an idea of what we had to do.....we pulled up 2 layers of carpet and then found that the carpet padding was glued to the floor, so then we had to pry that off, talk about labor intensive; then we put new flooring down.  Next, was peeling wallpaper, hours and hours of peeling wallpaper YUCK!  Then came painting and cleaning and cleaning, and yes, more cleaning.  Nobody had really used this building in probably 10 years.

I only have a few pictures of the work in progress, but here they are:

This is after we put some flooring in; notice the ugly wallpaper.

This is the classroom area, my hubby and I built the table.

Moving boxes in!

Getting stuff put away.

"DREAM", cuz it's coming true!

So, I will keep you updated on the progress and take some more pictures.
For anyone who is local, keep in mind that my grand opening will be June 22nd.
I will also post a schedule of the classes that will be offered......stay tuned!

One more picture....

The door to my studio!