Thursday, July 18, 2013
Happy Summer! In the midst of all the hectic day-to-day rigmarole at the Pele studio, I've been giving a lot of thought to how things are structured here...what's working, what's not. It's good to take stock and make better use of the time I have available. Side note: when someone figures out how to create a time machine that makes more time (instead of simply sending me backwards or forwards through time), I want to be the first to know. One of the biggest changes at Pele in the last few months is that I have two (yes, two!) part-time studio assistant printers on board. This is a huge step for Pele...many thanks to Holly Childress and Carly Kurka for doing such a great job. Without these lovely ladies, many of the great things we do at the studio wouldn't be possible. Another big change is that I'm restructuring Pele Workshops. Our popular Make & Take classes will still be available quarterly on a set schedule. But all of our other studio workshops will be available with a brand-spanking new flex schedule. This will allow more access and more affordability for folks who want to take classes. More to come on that soon... And finally, we are saying goodbye to the local outdoor/tent art fairs for Pele Projects. We had a good run at these local fairs, but it's time to move on to bigger and better things. I'm looking forward to a renewed focus on the prints and sharing them outside of St. Louis.