Thursday, August 5, 2010

6 and 1/2 hours of but glorious nesting in my new space....

Tomorrow there is a monthly free concert in the LeFevre Courtyard from 11 to about 1 and the crowds continue to grow as the summer comes to an end so I worked to make the studio "look" presentable for guests as they come in and try to figure what is going on here ...big smile. I have been answering my many emails as quickly as I possibly can ...when will you be open??...what will my hours be???... what kind of things will I showcase???... what is my "Tea for Tuesdays" in my studio???. Little by little life is coming together and I have work to do and ready to enter the studio. I had hand painted a large African themed large plate to hold candles or to be hung on the wall. It was in the front window for a short couple of days and now it is sold and going to its new home. This weekend I have plans to put the finishing touches on a couple small items but the place is looking better each day...I still have boxes to move in and find storage and still maintain a professional and inviting environment...but dreams are worth working for.

I am still looking for the right color of "crimson" for my commission piece and am thinking about possibilities for compositions for this piece to be created and then auctioned off in September for a family support program for families dealing and living with cancer. I am a survivor and knowing that Art Saves Lives because it has definitely given me a focus and purpose for working toward the future.

I am including a few photos as the place becomes my nest for creativity. The walls are bare for now ...but not for long. I met with an artist for the October exhibition and she is so ready to bring in her new paintings and she has asked a sculptor to submit his works for a shared collaboration exhibit. I am very tired tonight but the storms have relented and tomorrow is supposed to be a wee bit cooler and have lower humidity...great for the music in the courtyard! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Gosh, this new space sounds SO exciting!

    "Dreams are worth working for" Oh! You are so right! Just take care that you don't over-do in this miserable heat!
    Music in the courtyard sounds just fabulous,,,,enjoy every minute!

  2. It's very exciting Mary Helen!! Congratulations on finishing your space and for all the exciting plans you have for it! A true nest of nurturing and creativity. I look forward to seeing those pictures :-) hugs and a big bravo to you! xoxox K

  3. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! What fun. Oooooooooh you must be so excited. I bet it's hard to keep your feet on the ground. Your vision is NOW REALITY. Doesn't that just make you want to giggle and smile? I am so happy for you. I hope this wonderful creative space fills up with people bringing and doing lots of creative things. You so deserve this. :)Bea

  4. Loved our visit today...the studio is beautiful! Of course, without you it's just another give it energy.

  5. absolutely thrilling
    your photos are marvelous
    I am SO excited and happy for you dear Mary Helen!