Maria’s new studio is not named, really, she just calls it the “Studio” and I expect that name will stick. It is a simple place a beautiful place. In its life, we suspect it has been a country schoolhouse, a chicken coop and shed, a workshop. It has been filled with old furniture and wood for years and this week, Ben Osterhaudt is going to turn it into an artist’s studio. Maria is keeping the walls and floors pretty much as they are, adding insulation and some repairs to the ceiling and windows. It will be an exciting and creative place for her to work, and I love seeing how excited she is getting about it. Maria kept offering to wait until Spring to renovate this amazing space but that is too long. I wouldn’t wait that long for an office, neither should she.
No matter what else we can or can’t do, no matter how many things we have to postpone or cancel for now, the studio is getting finished. This week.