Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The space is fantastic! I feel a bit weird not having somewhere to 'tinker away' from at home and even more strange is that I am 'going to work' but after a few days I am mostly settling into the space. There have been many conversations between myself and C, my studio partner, over the past few days regarding ways of selling to the public, doing small intimate selling shows or 'Guerrilla Store' style shows where the works continuously change and people will find different works in there every time they come in. I showed a friend of mine the space who makes beautiful vintage recycled beaded jewellery and she is interested in taking the space opposite the one I'm in. J has suggested we put together a selling show once a year, throw some food, some vino and get the patrons to attend a night at the studio. If she gets the space opposite, we could run the whole floor. I feel very optimistic about this year! What a great start.
On the down side to the space, Telstra is going to charge me $300 to get a land-line phone, talk about taking liberties with making money any which way they can! It's outrageous, I'll get around to getting the phone line on soon. AAAAAaaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggggghhhhh!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Yesterday I moved into a new studio/workshop. I have worked on my own for approximately 10years, working from home and have avoided going into another place to make. I'm sharing with 1 other person, a shoe designer/maker which I hope will give me lots of inspiration and drive. I am excited and a little scared, but mostly excited.