Sunday, August 8, 2010

Big BIG NEWS!!!!

I have been wanting to share this with everyone, but I didn't think that I should until it was a "done deal".  Now it is...
John and I have bought a little building in downtown Pittsboro, NC.  We will be opening up a shop called "Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts"  Since John and I are artists we will be selling our work that we make.  We will also be bringing in other artist's work.  We hope to have a new 2D and 3D artist featured each month with a reception. 

There is so much work to be done.  The grand opening probably won't be until November 1st.  Here are a few pictures of the building before we start work on it.  It was a coffee and book shop before.   The hardest part is will be trying to remove the center bar area.  It is made with 2" concrete top.  Cute for what it was, but it takes up way too much room.  Plus, for an art gallery the walls need to be rather plain, so I will need about a hundred coats of paint to cover up these walls!!! 

Behind the yellow wall to the right is an office.  I am going to use that for my glass and jewelry studio! There is a skinny storage area across the back of the building which will help.

This is a link to google earth that shows the front of the building.  I forgot to take a photo of it yesterday. Our building is the one with the purple shutters.  (The address is 80 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312)
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=80+hillsboro+st+pittsboro+nc&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=80+Hillsboro+St,+Pittsboro,+Chatham,+North+Carolina+27312&gl=us&ei=LihfTISXI4SglAfL5J2rCA&ved=0CBMQ8gEwAA&ll=35.721409,-79.177115&spn=0.000466,0.000862&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=35.721314,-79.177126&panoid=prDERewHlgOrGBGPgk2iIg&cbp=12,85.11,,0,4.3

  Although it may be slow, I am sure that I will keep you posted on the progress.   We are very excited!!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Window

She looks so happy just resting in the cool greens. (I took this on Sunday morning.)

Love of Mushrooms

Nature is Art  So, my love for mushrooms is fairly new (a couple of years).  I first started taking a few pictures of mushrooms around our p...