I can hardly contain myself. The good solid advice of "Don't get your hopes up too much" has been ignored and my whole heart is excited about the possibility that I will have a studio and retail space in downtown Salem! Like, in a couple months! Maybe!
I went on a site visit today to check out prospective spaces in the cluster of little buildings known as "Artist's Row" and I have to admit that setting foot in the studios had an intoxicating effect on my already weak rational side. I know that there are other artists applying for this program and that there are only four spots available but I WANT THIS SO MUCH that I am ignoring reasonable doubt in favor of twirly dancing.
The photos above are of my favorite unit out of the available four. It's currently storing all kinds of stuff and needs a major facelift but if it becomes mine, I'll make it a real stunner!