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Back to Blogging! What I've been up to

Hey friends! I know, it's been a while, but it's about time I get back to posting again. The past six weeks have flown by! I traveled to Iceland [it was incredible and inspiring!], had friends and family visit Atlanta [all the way from Boston, California, the Philippines and Singapore!] and had not one but TWO weekends of birthday celebrations [when you turn the big 3-0, you get to have as many birthday parties as you want!]. I'm still painting furniture, but what's taken up all my time as of late is the construction of my new studio space! It's been in the works for months now, but once the plans were approved by the city, I didn't realize how fast construction would happen! Here are the plans for the studio:

Though I'm predominantly using this as my work studio for painting furniture, working on my design business and teaching classes, I decided to finish it as a guest house, with a fully working kitchen, bathroom and closet. In the future we could use it as a rental, or have an extra space for when friends and family come to stay.

I've loved my time at Ponce City Market and my studio space there, but financially it made more sense to invest in our own property rather than paying rent somewhere else.  Seeing as our house [and soon to be studio] is within walking distance to PCM, I'm sure I won't stay away for very long! Tomorrow I'll share progress photos of the construction. And over the coming weeks I'll share more updates and details of the design process.  It's really unbelievable how far it's come already, but there's still MUCH to be done!