Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Jeff and I just had our 2nd anniversary at 505 E. Main. Finishing our studio is still a work in progress. It's been a balancing act to keep making work and get construction projects finished (finding the money is a whole other story). This week we finally got the rest of the trim up and painted. The upper gable end, and the soffits still need to be scraped and painted. We really wish we could afford to hire a painter to do that portion. Just looking at it overwhelms me! Quite frankly, I would love to have all the soffits wrapped in vinyl because I really hate to paint. Thank goodness most of the house is brick.
Jeff has also been installing some landscape timbers along the front planting area, and shoveling in new top soil. I have flowers started from seeds, and they should be ready to plant as soon as he is done.
We now have a big blank canvas of a wall. Jeff and I have been kicking around the idea of painting a mural of pots on the left side of the windows. Something simple, like silhouettes of a couple of pots. It could be seen from the road and hopefully help people realize that this is our studio and we are open for business. Since we live within the town limits of Seagrove, we can't put our studio name on the building. We already have a free-standing sign near the road and sign ordinances state that we can't have both. The ordinance book doesn't say anything about a mural!
UPDATE: Jeff reminded me that we can have a wall sign but the size restriction makes it too small to see from the road.