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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Making Progress

A lot of you will be familiar with the clutter in the foreground that is my workbench, but look beyond...yes, we hung lots of busts, pictures and posters on the walls this week, and at least my side of the shop and workroom is filling up nicely.
You can see the little courtyard outside in this photo - we are set slightly back off the street, and right on a side-road/alley which goes through to the library and a little park-like space where a market is held every weekend.
AND...you can see my latest project piece which arrived this week - an old French provincial candelabra. I can't wait to embellish it! I can see it buzzing with bugs and flowers.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Creating our Space

The Toy Boy and I have been as busy as bees for the past month creating a space to work in in Takaka - the little village in the area we live in.
I'm calling it a workroom, but it has a small retail area in the front for displaying our wares, and we are on the main street in what we jokingly call the CBD of Takaka.
Because my needs are greatest...in terms of space, that is (!), I seem to have cornered the largest share of the area, and have my torch, kiln and jewellers bench there, while I have kindly given the Toy Boy a corner and a large cupboard. My generosity overwhelms me sometimes! The toys will be painted and finished there, so we will both be there most of the time.
We are taking baby steps at the moment, and things are very empty and unformed, but we have opened our doors to the public, so I will share a little with you, too.
The colours are the same as they are in my studio at home - I still love them after living with them for eight years.
It's all so exciting - we are really enjoying putting everything together!