Thursday, March 05, 2009

I have butterflies and big big plans!




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!

13 comments:

Sara | Stinkerpants! said...

Dude, that is super awesome!!!

What are you planning to do with the space?!

Congrats!!!

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Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Well, it's not mine yet because the application period hasn't ended but I have a good feeling. Maybe I'm just a crazy optimist!

But, If I am awarded this space, I'll do a ton of superficial renovation (painting, floor covering and lighting). Plus, I'll dedicate half of it to a full screenprinting studio and the other half will be nice like a store.

blackberrycrafts said...

WOW! I hope you get it; fingers and toes crossed! That would be so cool, it's such a cute little space too. :)

Cicada Studio said...

Ignore away! I hope all your dreams come true!

Christine said...

I just showed Kayla and she said, "and the color is a refreshing green and green means creativity". How the heck does she know that? It's adorable and I wish you the best. Good luck, I hope you get it!!!

Sarah - craftyFOLK said...

I'll cross my fingers for you, nothing like something HUGE like this to give you a major creative adrenaline rush. I can't even imagine how fun renovating for a store space would be.

Psst, maybe the nice people in charge shall read this and see how deserving you are:)

daphne said...

that would be amazing to be able to visit an Argyle Whale shop...in real life!! Good luck Elise, you deserve to get it!!!

Jessica said...

Ohmigosh that is SO exciting!! I can't believe you may have retail space there! I am sending you all the good vibes possible. Can't wait to hear what happens.

pen and paper said...

HOLY CRAP, congratulations! (I am seriously tempted to do the multiple exclamation mark thing, but as I am currently sober I can't quite bring myself to it.) Oh my god, how exciting! The decorating possibilities! Wow!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

OH MI GOD!
OH MI GOD!
OH MI GOD!

I would be out of my mind excited if I were in your situation! Sometimes youu have to just go for it!

Best wishes.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Thanks for all the enthusiasm an well wishing! I am so nervous/hopeful/excited.

Jen Lula said...

That sounds so exciting!!! I am so happy at this possiblilty for you- I some how stumbled upon your blog from somewhere and I have to say I quite enjoy reading it. I think I feel some sort of connection knowing that you are in MA(Ithink). I use to live in princeton (north of worcester) went to school first at endicott and then transfered to Framingham state for studio art. I always enjoy meeting some else from the area that enjoys art and being creative like me- so hi! Keep up the good work!!