Here is the back story:
(written by my friend, and former business partner, Kerry)
The historic little blue building has lived many lives. What was once
’s kindergarten, a storage facility and even a wash house, is a building with a history and with history comes a story. This one involves an artist, a mother and daughter, a friendship, dreams and a pair of red cowboy boots. Lafayette
Helen, a Birch and
art teacher and artist, started renovations on the little blue building with the dream of turning it into an art studio for herself. New cherry wood floors, walls and electricity were added but renovations stopped with her sudden death and the little blue building sat. In the coming years it was used as a storage facility by her daughter Rachel. It sat untouched for 7 years until Rachel and Kerry were looking for a place to expand their jewelry design business. The perfect place was right there in front of them in what everyone called “the schoolhouse.” Douglas Elementary Schools
In the fall of 2005, we moved in with our jewelry business and found that we wanted to create more than jewelry in our little studio. We started experimenting with our own art and world’s of ideas came to us. We always say we are full of ideas and it seems they never stop, so we had to share. In December we started classes for local women to come and create fine crafts with us. The classes filled each month and we have a nice group of regulars as well as new people each time. We love sharing our ideas and love meeting all of the fascinating, creative, bright women who join us. We hosted coffee hours each Friday for women to just stop by and talk, get ideas or just connect with other women. The Studio became a second home for us; and we hope it feels the same way for everyone else who joins us there.
written by my good friend Kerry
who you can now find on her blog Type A Mom Type 1 Kid.