Sunday, December 08, 2013

first snow equals stalled studio construction


This time of year gets especially busy around here, with our anniversary, my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and three other close family birthdays in a row.
And now, after 8 months of proofing architectural drawings and
enduring endless county requirements and delays,
we've happily (finally) added construction of my new studio to the list.
Yay!!


So far we've accomplished de-construction, removing the attics and roof above the garage and family room, and then started construction with laying
the 40+foot-long support beams, the 20+foot long floor joists,
and the pressure-treated supports for the back balcony.
It may not sound like much, but it's very exciting to have finally started.

I'm hoping to show you photos as building progresses, although initially they won't be very glamorous. :)  The project is expected to take 3 months, but we've already been stalled by our first snow this season.


I hope you'll stay tuned as my small studio becomes a big reality by this spring.
With large windows and plenty of space, I'll have room again to
make my large-scale paintings and also for holding classes.
Several of my favorite teachers have already agreed to come teach
here in northern Virginia.
If you want to be on my mailing list for future class info,
please let me know your email address.


But first, we have to get through this icy standstill in northern Virginia.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see what you have designed and look forward to your class offerings!!! Good Luck and Happy Holidays. Actually, sounds like "let the madness begin" at your house. LOL