TA DA!!! pictures of my new studio

All day today I swept, vacuumed, washed windows, mopped, etc. in my new studio to get it ready. Here's some pictures that I'm so excited to share with you. To see the full stream of photos that span the three year (so far) process, go here. My husband, M. is the architect, contractor, builder, craftsman, woodworker, etc. of the project.

About some of the materials:
:: my new space is 20 ft. x 26 ft.
:: We harvested the interior doors, trim, and flooring from an old house that belongs to M.'s parents. It is in the process of deconstruction for materials. The flooring is yellow pine and is all tongue and groove. He installed it, sanded and refinished it.
:: Some of the windows are found and some M. built. The ones he made are extruded polycarbonate panes with oak sashes and jambs. The oak is from a tree cut locally that M. milled. M. designed the building to accomodate our eclectic mix of windows.
:: The entry door is oak and M. got it about seven years ago when in school at KU. The fifth floor of the art building was being remodeled, and he saw these doors. One of the professors asked him if he wanted them. He said yes. They're so heavy he dragged them to the elevator and loaded them up in his truck.

I know there is so much more to tell you, but it is late and I am not thinking of it all now. But as I begin to move furniture and supplies in I will take photos and think of things I want to mention. As some friends of ours said a few days ago when they stopped by, 'it's new and yet it has features that feel antique'. I agree.

:: my face looks like this :) with a few tears of joy.

Now, i'm so tired, and must go to sleep, as tomorrow is another day; a day in which I teach. I hope you enjoy the pictures and have a great Wednesday!