Hey ya'll. Its been quite some time since I have made a blog post. Things here have been very busy for both Ashton and myself. In what little free time we have now, the two of us are simultaneously moving homes/apartments with our significant others. For me, moving gives me lots and lots of anxiety. In the weeks leading up to our departure out of our tiny cramped apartment into a larger duplex, I both wax and wane, feeling energized at times and other times nervous and concerned about being able to balance my time amidst all the other projects happening in my life.
The one move that is also happening simultaneously with our household move, is Wax & Wane's move into a new studio space! A few weeks ago I posted about our old space. We have now officially begun to move and work in our new space, Ash Street Studios! It's housed in a warehouse that was once used as a body shop. Needless to say, it's old, it's industrial, and its HUGE.
Something this particular studio space offers us that our last place really lacked is the pretense of a larger artist community. We share this space with about ten other makers; ranging from painters, installation artists, graphic novelists and woodworkers. As a collective, we have monthly meetings to discuss the goals and visions of the space; and we participate in first Friday art-walks and other community based art events in the area. It feels really good to be connected to something larger than just ourselves, and to contribute to the electric creative energy that exists in Baltimore.
For now I will show you some "Before" images of the space. Note that a printmaker lived in the space before us, unfortunately the magnificent printing press is not ours. Keep an eye out for our future posts of our "After" images of the space. I promise we clean up pretty darn well!
So, the last two images above show you how we created a large workable table space . Sorry for the terrible photo quality! We will get some good lighting in next time to shoot our finished space in all its glory!
Can't wait to get settled in!
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