We have our first display! Tim Foertsch of Troutdale, Oregon, brought over his awesome bells! These gorgeous bells are made from very old welding tanks cast away by the US Navy! Not only are these bells beautiful, the sound they produce is really nice~ mellow and haunting. I even love the really cool steam punk style stand he brought over to display them on! (See Pics below!) Tim is planning to bring more of his art to our shop soon. I think I have talked him into providing some sculpture for the garden area! I can't wait to see what he brings me! If you want to know more about Tim and his work go to: www.haoleware.com
I am also happy to report that we have completed the paint job on the interior walls, and it turned out awesome! No blood, a whole bunch of sweat, and no tears! My dear husband, (Donnie) displayed extreme self control and did not resort to duct taping my mouth shut, even though I took to singing very loudly to pass the time. From his reaction to said singing, I do not possess talent in this area. AT ALL! I think I have also ruined his favorite song. (He brought a radio the next day!) Anyway, I still have work to do on the trim and the doors really need work too, but overall I am happy with our progress.
Another big event this week is the successful installation of our customer counter! If you remember, this huge, heavy thing was upside down in our barn, teetering on saw horses, threatening to squish any small creatures unlucky enough to venture under there! My amazing, genius, hubby, Donnie, rigged a wench in the rafters, jacked that sucker up and backed the truck right under it! One of our grown up kiddos, Nik, came over to help out, and it was a breeze! When we got over to the shop, all we had to do was lay down plywood and wheel it in on piano dollies! Yay Donnie!!
I have gotten a whole lot of response to my artist invitations, and I am excited to get this gallery open!
Here are some pics:
My inner weirdo recognizes and appreciates the weirdo within you! Namaste~