The Studio

My studio is located in the guest room of our apartment and I spend many happy hours at this little desk. I love that it looks out to the large grassy/wooded area behind our apartment and that the sunlight fills the room in the mornings – the time of day when I’m usually working on jewelry. I enjoy working from home, and even though it is only a side business at the moment, I can’t until I am able to support myself part-time!


I do miss the company of other people when I am working though and I dream of the day when I can move my studio into a shop or gallery run by artists. This craving has been satisfied for the time being, however. Just a few weeks ago I began working at River to Sea Gallery inside Chandler’s Wharf in downtown Wilmington. My jewelry has been in the shop for over a year now and I am ecstatic to be working there part-time.



During the slow season when customers are few and far between, I work on my jewelry to the hum of the bustling old building. From inside the gallery, I can hear other artists at work, a fountain bubbling away in the atrium, creaks in the old ceiling from the offices above, the quiet echo of a relaxing playlist, and the occasional (and contagious) laugh of a certain artisan. Needless to say, I couldn’t be happier to be spending time in this charming building.

3 thoughts on “The Studio

  1. You are not only an artist with metal, but with words, too. Love hearing your updates and look forward to when your Dad and I can visit to see both your work places. I hope you find one of my favorite quotes helpful:

    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
    ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

    Dream on; it’s the only way to a fulfilling life!

    Love you,
    Mary Beth

    1. Thank you Mary Beth! I’m so happy you enjoyed my post. I LOVED the quote you shared… and everything you said. You know me too well and I think I’ve found my new favorite quote 🙂

  2. Eleanor Roosevelt is my literary mentor and that is the quote I use for my Wild Toes business and thought you would enjoy it, too. We must, by necessity of spirit, chase our dreams!

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