Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Beginning Workshops!

I've added a section to the left ~~>>
that shows the scheduled workshops for the upcoming month! Yay! A real calendar. Of course if there is something you're interested in and the time just doesn't work, email me and we'll figure something out.

I'm always interested in feedback regarding different times of day and new ideas for workshops. Workshops can range from beginner to intermediate.

We have many talented artists and artisans in the community that would love to share their craft! If you are one of them and haven't let me know, please do :) The workroom is available for you to be the host your own workshop OR for you to be a guest instructor.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Meet the Mascots

This is
Sir Roy

formerly Roy,
formerly Corduroy.

When joining us in the Studio, if you have allergies or other adverse kitty reactions, let me know and I will send them to their room! (It's the entire upstairs so not a problem).

They will also likely be upstairs during workshops as Zoey has the insatiable
need to "help" with everything you may be (trying) to work on.

This is Zoey.

formerly Kitten Face,
formerly Sparkles.

It took about a dozen photos per cat to get these with the least amount of movement. As you can see, it wasn't a complete success.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Black Door Studio's Grand Opening Celebration!
237 Elm Street, Everett
Thursday October 15th

Open House from 3:00pm to 8:00pm

I've held back some special treasures and all of the Local Artisan goodies until this very day! There are a few other surprises, too. You'll have to come by to find out!

The Test-Run

Last night I had some of the WCW (Wildly Creative Women) girls come by.

t always the brightest bulb in the pack, I forgot to take pictures until clean up was well underway and everyone was packing up to leave :( Thought I'd share those I did get!

We had an awesome beginning Batik lesson from Jeannie and Kate. Boy were everyone's creations beautiful! While we were waiting for them to dry, Heidi showed us how to make little wire spiders. We switched from wire to fuzzy pipe cleaners so we could all figure it out. My sparkly gold spider may not be the most realistic but I learned how and the world could use a little more sparkle. Don't you think?

OH: The chairs came!!!!
Just barely in time. Yes, "Amazing Demo Handyman Carpenter Chair-put-together Guy" was putting them together as fast as the girls were arriving.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sneak peek at the Bead Drawers!

Vintage, new, semi-precious, glass, metal, some findings. 384 cubbies of them! (And more stashed away.)

Yes, the drawer cubbies are custom made by the "Amazing Handyman-Sign-Carpenter Guy"

Another Quick Before/After

There are still some naked walls, lamps with no shades and some empty spots here and there, but getting closer to being ready for the Grand Opening Celebration on October 15th!

Yet another "Amazing Handyman-Finish Carpenter-Etc Guy" creation! A breathtaking front desk!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Almost open!!!

So, I order these chairs. 8 of them to be exact.

The website says shipped from Texas within 2 days, UPS ground. Yay! I order them on the 20th knowing UPS ground can take as long as 7-10 days. Here I sit, (on my other chair) holding my breath. 12 business days is tomorrow, Tuesday, and I have my 1st group gathering at the studio on Wednesday evening. "What about your fatally optimistic attitude?" you ask.

Well, I would have faith and chant my "It'll be fine" mantra like I usually do...

When I called the company to get my UPS tracking number the non-english-speaking Texan gave me another number to call. That led me to a slightly-english-speaking Texan who told me he would call me back with tracking info. Never did. I persisted with another email, (the previous unanswered email was 4 business days BEFORE the phone call) and was given a tracking number. As I was putting in the tracking number on the UPS website, imagine my surprise to find out that the number they gave me to track my package was MY ORIGINAL TRANSACTION NUMBER and not a tracking number at all!

Ladies of WCW, I have 4 tall chairs if I bring my tall chair from home. Some of us may get to stand :)
It will be fun!