One of the things that happened during my non-blogging year was that Chip and I decided to make a commitment to reopening our store – Hawk Studio. We live in this great little village that gives us so much support, and we were given the opportunity to reopen the store in the same space that we used a couple of years ago which is just a couple of blocks from our house.
One of the nice things is that it comes with the little pocket park next door so that when the weather clears it will be a nice place for other artisans or musicians to set up and show their wares. Chip likes working outside too.
The shop includes alot of our auction finds . . .
and, of course, Chip’s leatherwork.
We have a special display of soaps and other wonderful bodywork goodies from our friends who are Asia Luna natural products . . . . .
and Escape to Evermore has a rack in the back corner. We sold that wonderful big mirror in the above picture and a new/old art deco period one will be going up next week to replace it.
On top of my rack is this amazing gingerbread creation of a shepherd and her sheep. It was made by Indigo Ocean, who is a wonderful artist in our local Waldorf School community, and I treasure this.
We bought a big bolt of sage green burlap that we hung on the walls to soften the stark white in the room. I think it works.
Then, of course, we have Chip’s workbench on the other side of the room (which still has the white walls).
Chip is still trying to get used to the fishbowl type aspect of the store and we have curtains that we are working with now to try to cut it down some. It is still a work in progress.
On Thursdays I will try to show you some more of the things that Chip is making as well as (hopefully) more work by Escape to Evermore. Right now, finding time to keep the store open is a challenge all by itself considering the boys’ schedule and Chip’s committments for them as well as his work on our house and on the flats – more on that another day. We are just doing the best we can right now and we will see if we can keep it all going/growing.
As long as we don’t stop moving, no one can complain, right?
Have a great opening day to Spring.
Onward and Upward. . . . .