If you follow some of our social media platforms you’ve noticed some big changes in our studio. No longer is the studio just Tint Press. Mid July, Bruce left his job in town and started his own Accounting/Tax firm, Gleason Tax Advisory. The studio got split down the middle and half the studio is now his and his partner, Janine Anderson’s side. It’s been a big change for me working with actual physical people in a space. Last time, I worked full time with actual humans and not just Skype or have an assistant part-time was way back in 2005. You would have to ask them, but I think I’ve done pretty good. I think the biggest transition for me is noise which can get me distracted from being creative. Simple fix some headphone and some music whisks me back to creative world. Things will start to pick up on their side after our long weekend when people will be dropping off taxes and the impending month of April creeps up on us.
Enjoying the new way of life though. I get to work next to the husband everyday which I don’t mind one bit. Janine is wonderful and makes me laugh everyday.
Bruce made what I like to call a Wall of Wood, last month. It was suppose to be a foot shorter but ended up being taller than expected. One weekend, I suggested that we switch sides. Since tax time was coming, I thought it would be a better layout if they were located on the side of the studio near the door. That was one long weekend! Take a look…
Just a little project you see?? Or know as a mighty mess. Once we got that all cleaned up. Off to the lumberyard where we got all the wood for the massive wall o Bruce and we even fit in two Christmas Trees that day. I can fit anything into a Jeep!
It took one full Saturday to move everything from one side to the other. Sunday should be a day of rest but not on the farm. It’s a day o work! Poor Bruce. He puts up with my crazy ideas. The center of the studio is always clear. We use it for Yoga in the morning and it’s just nice to have the opening for when we throw parties and what not. That Sunday it was where we put together the massive wall.
The frame was built first.
Then drill, drill, drill. We kept a gap in between each slat. It helps keep the studio feel open and allows sunlight through with keeping a bit of privacy. Also, it helps with noise.
Then rinse and repeat
The wall then was drilled into the cement floor and wall. The wall was suppose to be 6 feet. Oh Well! It will be painted or stained in the spring after tax season. I still need to do some love on my side. It looks a little barren in some spots. I need a rug and some antique pieces I want to bring down from storage to soften up my edges. Also, the garage doors are still there which I despise! With all the changes with a new business that will hopefully be on the agenda after tax season too. I imagine windows out front, a french door or a screen door, flower boxes. My list is endless but this is where we are as of today 😉 Stop by and get your taxes done this season and you can check out the new look. www.gleasontaxadvisory.com
Check out all the posts of the studio reno.