a new work space!
1 year ago,
insulated, waiting for drywall and
Still Seeking Light.
Well, we found it.
Windows on every wall, eight skylights and two sets of French doors with connecting elliptical above each one.
At most times of the day, the room is flooded with a generous amount of natural light.
And I love it!!!
Builders on the project couldn’t understand the need for so many windows and I was questioned from every tradesman.
I stuck to my (never enough light) priority and it turned out to be the right decision, no question.
So, beginning 2018
is completely finished, furnished and finally, ready for (hiding out) creative action.
Mini photo tour
As you enter:
The large Staircase Reclaim workbench:
Drawing/painting station one:
Drawing/painting station two:
Sewing station and supplies:
Everything maker, supply cabinet:
Sitting, thinking, dreaming area:
It was a long, extremely tough journey but worth the effort.
Every time I enter the new studio space, I feel like a kid.
and still hard to believe.
Thanks for visiting.
Happy New Year!
Still seeking light. And still hopeful,
in more ways than just a bright, well lit work space of course.
I decided to share the Joy Studio portion and progress on our big project, to start out the blog year.
If you’ve been following us in the past two years you may remember that as we outgrew our work space it was necessary to rent additional office and Etsy shop storage areas. This was working out nicely until our shop managers MOVED! So, everything came back to the home studio causing quite the challenge in 2016.
Here’s the timeline in a photo nutshell.
Moved From The Rental
Dinning Room Designated for Drawing
Made A Plan for On Site Studio
With the former home studio now full of fabric, office and Etsy shop we (I) decided to build on our home site. A scary project but a long time dream that I never thought would be realized. Still waiting but it’s looking like in 2017, it may really happen!
Broke Ground Early July
Floor Went On
Walls Went Up
Roof Went On
Wrapped While Waiting for Windows
We were told the wait for windows would be five weeks! Then they came, in a big storm. Windows were wrong. It was then we discovered that two of the four walls were also, wrong. So, they came down and we waited for windows. And waited. And waited. It would be another five weeks. Second try, they were wrong again. Windows held up the studio project until December.
Windows Deliver During A Storm
Walls Torn Down
Wait for Walls & Windows
We kept going luckily, wrapping walls, running wires and having HVAC installed.
Electric And Furnace Installed
We couldn’t leave out a fireplace of course. Built by family and friends. Nice!
As the new Joy Studio sits now, we are fully insulated and with the correct windows.
I am starting the new year working in the designated drawing station in the dinning room at my dad’s drawing table. I’m feeling snug and . . . GRATEFUL.
Dad’s Table & Palette Tin
Looking forward to 2017 and I hope you feel the same.
I almost forgot! We are having a FABRIC special!!
Use Code: january2017 for 25% off at,
Great Joy Studio Etsy Shop