My beloved space at the Lincoln building is now moving into my home! There have been many factors that helped guide me to this decision, so I thought I'd share a little bit about that with you. First off, I have LOVED the opportunities the studio space has brought me. Everything fell into place after I made the decision to start my very small business; it was a very magical time for me. There was a period where I had twelve students at one time! I never would have imagined that could happen.
When I moved into the Lincoln building, I lived an apartment with roommates and I didn't have the right space to teach or the support to use the small space that I had, so it was a true gift that the studio opened up when it did. When I started advertising to teach, I didn't even have a car! I walked countless trips from my home to the studio with armloads of frames and paints. I was able to slowly build that space into a business.
Recently, I got a second job (at an arts and crafts store!!) and have lost a lot of time I used to spend up in the studio. I felt like I was spending more time loading materials and artwork back and forth from my home to the studio and wasting lots of time I could be using to create. Additionally, scheduling lessons was becoming more and more challenging and I had grown to count on that income. With the revenue decreasing and my bills increasing, it just didn't make sense to stay. I moved into a house with a spare bedroom that I have now started to turn into my new weaving and painting studio. I'll still be advertising to teach painting lessons both in my home studio and traveling to other's homes. I am hopeful that this change will help me to regroup, save money, and help my business profit.
I've got almost everything moved into the new space. My last weekend at the Lincoln Building will be April 8th-10th, during Boneyard Arts Festival. Please stop by and check out my newest work and celebrate my last weekend there!