Hey Hey! Guess what? Yep, I got the space. I am super excited to have a studio, it's gigantic and close to home. Only a couple of miles, that's really good, because at my last studio I did a lot of traveling back and forth.
Let me give you the tour....
Here is the outside, nothing to exciting, but nice. I love the big windows, it is so bright inside and I don't even have the power turned on.
You walk in the green door and you enter this room. I am thinking this will be the reception/office area. It's a nice blue so I won't paint it. Well maybe I would add some stripes or polka dots... it is still to be decided.
After entering the reception area you immediately turn right into this big ol' room. This will be the store/studio space.
I am thinking the front will be the store and it will be partitioned with curtains. These curtains will be able to open and close. That way when I have open houses, craft nights, or what-have-ya, I can shut off the messy part. Messy? Oh no, it will never be messy, will it?
There are three rooms off to the left. One is a big storage closet, one is a restroom, and one will be a kiln room. These are all painted nicely too. The bathroom is green. There was a Montessori school in here once, so I think that's why everything is bright. Because of the Montessori school there is also one of those tiny toilets next to the full size toilet in the bathroom. Just like I thought, my boys thought it was the best part of the studio and I couldn't get them off of it to take a picture! If you ever come visit, you can see the tiny toilet too!
I am taking votes on colors...I can't believe I am saying this but I have so many lime green, yellow, and turquoise rooms at home, I am thinking I need something different. I realize that I still will probably choose something close, but I was hoping to mix it up a bit. Got any suggestions?
Okay now that you have had the tour, here are a couple of other funny side notes....
I posted the previous studio post last week. Immediately the news traveled and I couldn't believe how fast. First of all my Grandma, who by the way, reads my blog everyday. (Hi Grandma!) called my dad to ask him about it. My parents had no idea so they e-mailed. Next, one of my employees, Katie, was out of town. She read my blog and e-mailed me about it. Nik's mom e-mailed....all of a sudden I had an inbox full of "Where's the studio?" questions. You blog readers are informed on all the latest Jangles news and sometimes even before the folks near me know. Things happen fast around here, that's why you have to read the blog. :)
Second side note...I officially get the place on December first, my business license will hopefully be approved on the 8th. I am thinking about hosting an open house on the 11th. What do you think, can I pull it off? I really want to have a shin-dig before the holidays. I will keep you posted because you're all invited!
Have a great day,