Monday, 4 May 2015

Big News

I have something to tell you!

As you know I was faced with the tempting thought of turning our junk/guest room into a workroom for me or on the other hand giving it up to Sprog 1 so that she could have a bedroom of her own.

Obviously I did the decent thing:-)   But then an opportunity came up that was so perfect that I had to jump on it, although to be truthful I dithered about it so long that it almost passed me by and then jumped just in time!

I live in what was once quite an industrial part of the city, and not too far from me is a factory which has been empty for a while.  The owners have decided to rent it out as an arts hub, with studio spaces, offices and a cafe/gallery/performance space - and I have rented a studio!

I've looked enviously at other people's workrooms for so long - if you are like me and have to make things at one end of the dining table I'm sure you understand my excitement!  The bit I have rented is a small space - and I mean really small - which I will be able to pay for by carrying on with some of my other work, and initially I'm only committed to it for a very short rental period so I can treat it as an experiment while I see if I can actually make anything that anyone would want to buy.

I haven't moved in yet, because the partitions are still going up, but should be in mid May.  There are girders too!









30 comments:

  1. How fantastic, I bet you're really excited :)

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  2. Great - hope it all works out well.

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  3. How extremely exciting! And who could fail to be inspired by those girders! There's also the discipline of actually going somewhere to do your creating which I always think must have lots to recommend it! Look forward to seeing it take shape as your space!

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  4. Firstly, go you! That's great news. Secondly, I read "big news" "sprog " and had to read your first paragraph again! That'll teach me to read too quickly lol x

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  5. That is the best news, Catherine! You go girl! Those amazing girders could be anything but inspiring. It all sounds terribly exciting!!

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  6. That is the best news, Catherine! You go girl! Those amazing girders could be anything but inspiring. It all sounds terribly exciting!!

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  7. Wonderful news Catherine, you won't know yourself with your own studio to work in and be inspired by. I am looking forward to seeing the results of your move!

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  8. I think that having a dedicated working studio away from home is a great idea. No more jumble on the dining room table, no more boxes of WIPs in the utility room and no more threads on the carpet. Enjoy!

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  9. This sounds exciting. I hope you have lots of fun there.

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  10. Wow this is such exciting news, I bet you can't wait!!!

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  11. Ooooh! Exciting times ahead
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  12. Fantastic ! A great opportunity for you Catherine and well deserved

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  13. woo hoo - that is very exciting!

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  14. Well jumped Catherine! That is fantastic news. I wish you every success in this exciting new stage of your creative career :D

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  15. How nice !
    This has always been a fantasy for me ... a place somewhere away from family & friends, where I can work for as long as I want without interruptions ! ... Oh my !... & with a lock !!!
    I hope your little experiment works out well for you ;)
    Looking forward to your move in with photos !

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  16. Very exciting! I know exactly what you mean being a dining room sewer too! Wishing you all the best in your new space!

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  17. Really big news, that is very exciting. For some reason it's also making me think of your last post, which I've only just caught up on too, I'm thinking of you as the frog (sorry!) leaping in and I'm wondering what the ripples will be like, because I think a leap like this is bound to create really interesting ripples.

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  18. How exciting. It will allow you to think of your art as something beyond "crafting at the dining room table." I think having a space like this would be awesome.

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  19. How exciting! You must be thrilled! Wishing you all the best as you transition in!

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, I am really excited:-)

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  20. How exciting! I look forward to seeing your journey :)

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  21. Lucky you! I would give almost anything for a dedicated sewing space (small child anyone?)

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  22. Oh my goodness! I'm so excited for you. To have your own studio is amazing. Congratulations!

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  24. That's wonderful, Catherine! Your own studio sounds fabulous! I bet you are still very excited. Wishing you all the very best and plenty of inspiration!!

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