Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Finally! A Studio
Woodlawn Lake Park is two blocks from the new studio space. You can see the lighthouse, the spires of the landmark Little Flower Basilica, and the tower in downtown San Antonio, built for Hemisphere '68.
The city park has a biking and walking path, a restored gymnasium, a fishing pond, and a spring fed, free swimming pool.
The lot is .4 acres - huge for an inner city neighborhood - and this spot is only ten minutes from historic downtown San Antonio. We're right on a great bus line.
The views of the side yard and back lot show where the new 1000 square foot wet studio (fully air-conditioned) will be built.
The kitchen requires total renovation but will be updated and perfect for class lunches and evening potluck dinners. A sun room to the left of the kitchen already has a new saltillo tile floor completed last week, and wonderful light since it faces east.
This is the main living room downstairs. We'll be taking out walls to open the entire space for dry studio space - journaling, yoga, critiques and other workshops that don't require water.
The upstairs rooms will eventually become my new digs, or rooms for a group to rent during a workshop. Wouldn't it be great to get a group of friends together and rent the whole space for a week or weekend? Totally self-contained and so close to downtown you can walk on our famous Riverwalk in the evenings.
And now the renovation begins!