Friday, September 14, 2007

A New Studio!

Coffee in the New Orleans skyline mug, "When the Deal Goes Down" by Bob Dylan on iTunes. Two-fold reason for the song/artist choice. The song is in honor of the bank accepting our offer (well, doing a little counter which we quickly accepted) for the new studio property! We close two weeks from yesterday. A real estate deal from conceived to done in just over two weeks. Gulp.

The artist choice is in anticipation of seeing Mr. Dylan in convert for the first time from the 11th row center next Saturday night--Elvis Costello is also on the bill. Dylan is also playing at Stubbs in Austin tomorrow night and Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival Sunday. Too bad we don't still live there.

Oh the train wreck that is my schedule right now. I can't WAIT till October when all the diverse things I have committed to have passed and I am back on a normal studio/firing schedule! Of course come October I'll also have a new property to be working on and a move to make. Got to think about the timing on that one. I have the One of a Kind Show to do in Chicago December 7-9 and a lot of work to get done for it. I also have a piece in the current Art Institute of Chicago holiday catalog and I'm not sure how orders will fall out from it. They kept me pretty busy last year and I don't want to be caught with my pants down/kilns unplugged this year. The smartest thing will be to plan the move for either before or after Christmas. Heck, I could take the last couple of weeks in December to pack and then move in January. As long as I'm ready for the BMAC in February (where I'll share a 20 X 20 booth with Elliott Metal Works in Inspired Interiors), I probably won't have much firing to do.

And I don't have to move far! I'm just going to take down a section of fence and go through the back yards. As soon as we close (and I am over the superstition of jinxing the purchase), I'll do a video walk-over-and-through and put it up here. How cool is it that Blogger now lets you put video directly into your blog--no need to go through YouTube at all. Maybe I'll even do a video construction log of creating and furnishing a glass studio.

Okay, enough fantasizing about things other than work. Off to get some bills paid, some invoices sent, some loads in, some orders shipped, normal Friday stuff.


Anonymous said...

Congraulations!!! Plan carefully!
If you can get all the electrical work done before you bring in any of the equipment. It will be easier and neater. Have a great weekend without worries and relax now.

Jodi said...

Congratulations! So cool!!! It's crazy how quickly real estate deals happen now. I just spoke to a friend who said she decided to sell her house and is in a 14-day escrow!

I had no idea about that video thing. I'll have to look into that.

Bill Paley said...

While you're at it, make sure that you upgrade the air conditioning, and add in any plumbing that you might need for extra water in the studio. And put in an industrial grade sound system so you can really rock when you work.

Does David get any space in the new place for his hobbies? Or the offspring?