Friday, February 13, 2009

Cheers! I got my Occupancy permit!

Hooray! I picked up my Occupancy permit from the City Hall yesterday. I am SO excited to get rockin' with the Spackle and ordering the new floor (eek!)
for my space. We have the ground floor full; there will be four of us on the main floor. Stifel & Capra will move, lock, stock & barrel into the largest space. Ashleigh is expanding her My Two Monkeys space, Cathy Soltys of Joie de Beads and Phil Napala of Phil Napala Photography will have combination working studio & boutique space there as well.

The Studios at Stifel & Capra are shaping up nicely as well. The new working studios will be open to the public on our FIRSTFriday nights! Sandi Parker and Jane Coonce are committed to a studio. In fact I just sent Jane's March class schedule to my Robin to post on the web. Jane will be teaching oil painting: both still life & landscape classes on 3 March Wednesday evenings. Go to my website for the details!
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A big First Weekend!

What a great week! Wasn't sure WHAT to expect from FirstFriday considering that it was February and the headlines are dim, but we had a fantastic crowd for the opening of Ashby Foote's show as the featured artist at Stifel & Capra this month. Ashby is exhibiting her distinctive silk painting as well as her latest oil and mixed media efforts. Stop by and see them before the show ends the 28th!

Yes, it looks a little odd to see a big guy with only two candles on his cake, but celebrations were in order for Bob last Thursday. It was the 2nd anniversary of the surgery that saved his life (or as we like to call it in the Stifel House Bob's "re-birthday"!) So, we had a fire in the fireplace, neighbors stopped in for a toast and our daughter presented his re-birthday cake! We're ALL happy you are still with us Bob!

I have made peace with the fact that I will NEVER be a jeweler so decided to put out DOZENS of tins of beads and findings from the curiosity shop that is my studio. Before you ask, yes there are volume discounts so grab 'em before they are gone!
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