Set-up and organisation continues here at Roundbird! It's been amazingly busy down here, and somehow I've managed to get some work done as well as a few cosmetic changes to the studio space. Visitors this week might have noticed the sails now hanging from the ceiling, my fancy new lobster-crate drying rack, and the ever-vanishing pile of business cards. I've also finally made my sign, and even written on some business hours... so I suppose it's all official, now!
It's been an absolute whirlwind of activity here at the Cox's Warehouse since my soft launch on the 20th. If I'd had the foresight I would have set up a visitor book, or at least kept count of how many people have come in through the doors- I've been completely blown away by the activity here on the harbourfront. There's barely been a half-hour from open to close where I haven't had visitors.
This week I set up my studio equipment, began to tackle the empty wall space, took down the old painting/sign and restored the frame, painting it to match the red exterior of the storefront, and began to hang sails to help disguise the storage area behind the huge counter in my future gallery space. I also had some fascinating guests drop by- musicians, writers, filmmakers, chefs, fellow potters... and a beautiful eclectus parrot named Elmo. All the people I met this week, visitors and locals, have been so supportive, encouraging and friendly- it's been almost overwhelming at times. I really am privileged to be here, and I'm excited to see what the future holds.
I might possibly have to close the doors so I can get some work done at some point, though!