Since we were way side tracked yesterday and didn’t get to our intended projects, of course, we are back at it today. One thing about Anna and Bill is that, if Bill is working at the gallery, Anna can’t be. They sell from their home studio/gallery as well and one of them needs to be there at all times to take care of customers. So Anna dropped by to touch base in the morning before Bill came over.
When Bill did arrive he went right to work on one of the many crazy little details that have to be dealt with when doing a project like this. Where we took the tub out, there was an annoying pipe coming up in the floor. So Bill fashioned a metal disk to fit over it, once he’d persuaded the thing to push in flush to the floor.
Craig and I set right to painting the studio, definitely a labor of love.
And Bill went back to solving the lighting, which he did. THE LIGHTING IS DONE! YAY!
Then it was time for lunch. We know a little something about self-care up here living this artist’s life.
Here’s a look at the studio after we finished painting it. I became aware that there aren’t really any good angles to shoot this room. Trust me, it’s much cooler than it appears here.
And Bill put up the first display piece for his bells! Does that give you an idea of how close we are?
In my very favorite window he’ll be hanging one of his gorgeous Temple Bells. You can all appreciate the visual beauty of his bells from photos to come on the blog and by visiting his website at Gong With the Wind (GongWithTheWind.net), but until you’re standing in their presence to hear the deep, rich tones Bill finds in the steel, you can’t fully appreciate the depth of their beauty. So I hope at least some of you will be paying us a visit here in Truchas, to see our beautiful new gallery in person and to hear Bill’s incomparable bells.
Love to you all,
Jeane and the gang