Thank you for the well wishes! Â MyÂ last newsletterÂ was quite fun to write. Â The wedding was a bit of a whim — not the getting married part, but the timing of now vs. later. Â We ended up having a very small ceremony this year, with the promise of a bigger celebration in 2014. Â So if you were expecting an invite, rest assured we still love you!
Married life is wonderful so far, although it involves a lot of driving. Â We’re maintaining two households until we can put mine on the market and get a place together. Â Given the list of things to paint and fix, plus the upcoming busy season, we aren’t likely to be in new digs until early next year. Â We’re crossing our fingers that the perfect home is waiting for us! Â In the meantime, we’re spending a lot of time on realty sites and daydreaming.
The most exciting part of the dream is a new studio! Â I am quickly outgrowing my current space, so the timing couldn’t be better. Â We were originally looking for a property with an outbuilding, but then priced building our own. Â Since we’re near Amish country, we discovered we could get a customizedÂ Amish-built barnÂ for about the cost of a garage, and much less hassle than renovating and heating an existing space. Â Add words like “gambrel”, “cupola”, and “carriage doors”, and I swooon. Â (Want a bit of eye candy? Â Search “barn studio” on Pinterest and watch the hours melt away.)
Of course this is all wishful thinking until we break ground, and there is much work to be done. Â Stay tuned for more info! Â We are putting together plans for a huge open house/ open studio event around the holidays. Â In the meantime, enjoy October’s barn-inspired art card, and have a great week :)