Spring Studio Peek

 The dogwood right beside the patio. 

The dogwood right beside the patio. 

I can't believe how quickly the early spring blooms seem to have come and gone! As the dogwoods fade, my Claire Austin roses are blooming and even the peony burst open (that is about as exciting as Christmas to me!). I love my nature view from my home studio. It's so peaceful--and then inside looks a little crazy right now! I do not have one of those picture-perfect studios, Check it:

 The creative chaos that is my home studio. 

The creative chaos that is my home studio. 

 

This is the way I roll-just paint! I have two really great things rushing at me simultaneously-an art showing in Franklin, Tennessee and the Grand Opening of my new storefront here in Florence. While I am more than thrilled, I'm facing the realistic truth that I cannot quite accomplish both of these things at the 110% I want to, so this last month has really been about letting go of the crazy standards that I can impose on myself. So, I've painted as much as I can, when I can, and I've been working on merchandising the store and making it feel a little more "lived in" and "me". It's so interesting how a few loving touches can totally transform a space. I've enjoyed having customers through the doors and students learning there already. Here are some moments:

 

 Works in progress around the studio

Works in progress around the studio

A candid snap of me in the store.

 A student works with charcoal in a private lesson. 

A student works with charcoal in a private lesson. 

I'm so grateful for all the opportunities I've been given, and to you for clicking by to read this post!