If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that we’ve had a major construction project happening at our house the past several months. A brand new garage with a studio on top for me.

Well, as of a couple weeks ago the building is finished, and OMG YOU GUYS!!! My new studio!!! I am beyond in love. What a dream.

Here are a few photos. I’ve got a ways to go as far as organizing goes – my husband is building me some custom wooden shelves, and that white table in the center there will be replaced by a hand-build wooden table (also made by my husband) – but it’s getting there. I’ll be sure to share more pics once it’s fully complete. :)

I’ve never had a studio with good light before, so this feels almost too good to be true. Over 2 years in the making (from dreaming up the idea, to convincing my husband it would be a good idea, to figuring out how we could best finance it, to finding a contractor, to getting through the actual process of building it), it’s finally done and it feels AMAZING.

The babe loves it, too. He loves drawing and painting! This is our big collaborative painting that we’ve been working on. I can’t wait to find a spot in the house for it when it’s done.

I hope he loves making stuff with me for many, many years to come.

See the kiln in the corner there? That was a sweet find on Craigslist a few weeks ago that I just couldn’t pass up. I have no idea how to use it but I signed myself up for a ‘how to fire your kiln’ class at an amazing place here in Portland called Georgie’s, where I took a few pottery classes before baby C was born (almost 2 years ago!). And the class is on my birthday, so that’ll be really fun.

Also, if you’re in Portland I’m thinking I’ll have a big studio sale sometime in early December, so stay tuned for details about that in the coming months. It’ll be so fun to invite people in to my new space!