It's official, Sky Ranch Studio is open. We had a party in September to celebrate its completion and I started teaching classes there in October. This has been crazy wonderful year!
Up until October, I had two studios. One I used as a show studio in Sebastopol. It was a room I rented for eleven years and it was in a beautiful Victorian home almost in the center of Sebastopol. I had done so because my other studio was a working one on my families ranch. It was a partial basement with cinder block walls and old cabinets. There were amazing views outside but no wall space to display .
Then in January I was given a gift or as I like to call it, "I won the studio lottery". My father offered to turn the shop next to my home into a new studio. He is a Studebaker man with an large car collection. The shop housed up to 9 cars at that time.
And then it happened. Over the next seven months the once bat filled Studebaker shop transformed into a fabulous studio with gallery rooms.
I have always been a joyful person and feel blessed and sometimes even a little guilty that such an amazing place like that is mine. Why "Sky Ranch Studio"? When I was three, my mother and father purchased this piece of land from my grandparents and built a cabin on it. My grandfather named it "Sky Ranch"