Living the Tadpole Stage
As some of you know, Glencliff Studio has moved down the road 18 miles to Dripping Springs, Texas. The home and studio are on several acres of lovely Texas Hill Country. But, this move is taking a l-o-n-g time!
Moving day was a month ago and we are still winnowing two households’ worth of family memories. But, my studio has become an absolute emergency! Frankly, every time I enter the building to find a tool or some supplies, I rush out and close the door behind me as fast as I can.
The beautiful studio that my husband and I completed in April 2012, just in time for our visitors on the first annual West Austin Studio Tour, was a jewel. I moved up into it from a garage that was hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and never, ever pleasing to look at. I enjoyed every bit of the two years I had in my first ‘indoor’ studio.
Now, our decision to move has turned me from this
in just a month’s time!
In the latest transformation from ‘frog’ studio to ‘princess’ studio, I am clearly in the tadpole stage!
Here is a taste of the current Glencliff Art Studio organization and mood:
You are perhaps used to seeing blog posts containing both the rough beginning and the sleek ending all-inclusive. But, you aren’t getting that here. No. Instead, I am delivering the truth about the slow and emotionally challenging struggle to go from gridlock to multi-functional beauty. Stay tuned, possibly for a year, before we find the happy ending.
Meanwhile, here’s a piece of luck: Bob was prepared to install a new circuit for my glass kiln, and to have it finished and ready to go by Monday, when I need to start firing. He went down to the studio with ample supplies and tools. Upon examining the covered outlet on the porch, he discovered that it is already the size we need for the kiln! No work involved; already done! Woo-hoooooo!
Beautiful September day here!