Thursday, May 26, 2011

teahouse studio life

well hello,

my studio wall

it's been a few months now and i'm finally feeling like i'm settling into a routine at our new studio space. this morning we had our first writing class with laurie wagner and i feel like i experienced a little bit of church and returned to myself after weeks of feeling flurried. it dawned on me how this is all really happening. how after so many years of risk-taking, sacrifice and preserving my dreams to live full-time as an artist; that right now all my dreams are coalescing and being realized. and i'm so happy that we have a space to share with other artists, dreamers and explorers.

ring collection in shades of blue

we took a leap of faith with this studio space and it has been awesome to see how people have responded and how organically and right everything feels. it has also been a tremendous amount of hard work getting it together and essentially starting a new business while being full-time artists!

my paintings from flora's class

we have hosted several parties, a benefit for a sweet kitty, craft nights, a bike mechanic class and several incredible weekend classes. we now have a gallery page with our classes with flora + tracey and regular bits of our studio life taken by my studio-mate stef. we have some really amazing ones coming up! i'm truly excited about all of them and hope they are all a go... we need folks to sign up for them! i really want alena hennessy's to happen because i've been a long time admirer of her work. so sign up folks, if you're on the fence, so we don't have to cancel them due to low enrollment pretty please!

here are some shots of our space i took today after a long hiatus with my camera (and blog!). the teaset and omg! pillow were gifts from my sweet hugh from his trip to england last week. and the coffee table i found on the street that i have BIG plans for ;)

tea set + omg!

here is the view from my painting desk. isn't it nice and airy?
view from my desk

come stop over for some tea real soon!

xo
m

36 comments:

Stef said...

so nice to see it from your perspective :) xoxoox

The Creative Beast said...

The Teahouse Studio looks so beautiful!! If i have a chance to come to San Francisco I'll be sure to stop by =-)

Meghan @ Life Refocused said...

so lovely. can't wait to be there in person!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mati,
It is a beautiful dream come true! Congratulations! Hope to sign up for a class in the near future! Diane

betsy said...

the space is amazing, mati. and i love what you're doing. i just wish you were closer! xo

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

I'm so excited for you Mati. It gives me so much hope to read of your success and your perseverance is such an inspiration. The studio looks like such an incredible place. I can't wait to visit one day.

jill nalette said...

this is fantastic!! i so wish i lived closer because not only would i sign up for classes, i'd get to be around you!!

be well, mati!!
hugs and smiles~ jill

anika said...

this is so awesome, Mati! The view from your desk is absolutely lovely. If I lived anywhere near the studio, I'd love to sign up for classes. Best of luck with your growing new business. I know it'll be a smashing success! :)

b_maria_why said...

wow mati--it's just lovely. so many beautiful touches. .:)

Pippin said...

Lovely.

Katrina said...

mati, it's GORGEOUS. such transformation from that very first walk-through. congrats to you, 110 times congrats to you. can't wait to see it in person. big hugs. -k

Petra Kern, handpainted design said...

Mati, this place is so beautiful! Congratz! You all did a wonderful job. Now I know where I stop by when I am in SF :)

sarajo frieden said...

mati, it's a simply gorgeous space! bravo!

Jen said...

Teahouse Studio rocks! So happy for you (and Stef and Fanny, too).

Cynthia's Blog said...

It's just lovely. Congratulations.

Cynthia
http://coffeeonthepatio.com
http://www.cynthiasblog.com

sarah said...

looks wonderful. congratulations on all of this awesomeness in your life!

Claggie said...

Loving these colors! You just have to smile being around this! :)

MB Shaw said...

So charming, I just love it and can't wait to visit for real :)

Erica said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you Mati.

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Susana Tavares said...

OMG this is really wonderful, and the light is so so beautiful :) I hope I have one like your someday :)
xxx

Ysabel Mo. said...

Loving this blog, so lovely space!
Greetings from here. :o))

Tangletree said...

Wow. Looks amazing. Pity we're so far away as we do like our tea :)

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