Yesterday I was joking with Chris, one of the Painting with Fire Team Members, that I used to hate spend money on plastic bags for jewelry and little bits. Today we're surrounded by plastic bags! LOL!
Here are a few photos of the new space for Painting with Fire Studio, 2428 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 (727) 489-6409. Tomorrow we officially open our doors during the Grand Central District's Spring Fling, which will give me plenty of photo opportunities. It's a flurry of activity at the shop. The day started with me expressing my gratitude to the talented people I'm surrounded by and the moment ended with a group hug! Young talent!
Yesterday I sold some jewelry!!! That felt so good! Two beautiful women, Kim Linder and Susan Herron, came strolling into the shop. They are the hosts of The Caregiver Hour radio show. If you're in the Tampa Bay area, you can find it at 1250 AM WHNZ on your radio dial. Kim picked up a couple of pieces and I'll be working on a necklace and bracelet for Susan. Their visit was such a treat for me!
Here are a few photos ...
|The original building|
How it looks today!
|The "goody" table that greets you when you walk in!|
|Toni Maddox, our Art Director and Community Outreach person, organizing the slat wall.|
How can you go wrong when your day starts with a little paper mache! Toni's dream for the front window ...
... "balloon beads" for the colossal necklace that will hang in the window!
I wish you all were here with me! I want so much to share the excitement in person with you! You know, St. Petersburg is a wonderful vacation destination ... and could offer the potential for a learning vacation! I'll be back next week with more photos!