Today we headed to the shop in the morning to clean, change the locks, and get a sign on the window to let people know what's coming.
I was lucky to have several helping hands cleaning the windows and the floor - took advantage of a few friends that stopped by!
We are hand painting a temporary window sign, and while working on it we sparked some interest with a few passerby's. We met Helen, with a star tattoo next to her eye, who is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Adrian's Alma Mater. They reminisced about the changes in focus for the SMFA (now a part of Tufts). We also met another woman (her name escapes me) who is heading back to Colorado in the fall. She has done some relief printmaking and it sounds like her training in the 1950's and mine in the early 2000's was pretty similar. She asked if we would use traditional materials - our plan to is to use mostly water based and non-toxic materials. Over the last decade or so, there has been a lot of new products created to reduce the toxicity of art making. We're looking forward to exploring these options.
Today was just a small start in shaping the space. Thank you to the friends who visited and strangers who stopped by!