Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Big News!

running headlong into this new season, this new chapter of our lives
(a little wistful for the carefree days we're leaving behind
but optimistic about what waits ahead)

So many changes on the horizon. Exciting changes. Scary changes. 

While this past year has been a year of change in itself, what with not one but two moves (one international, one local), we've finally settled into our new life here in the city (I know, it's funny to post a picture of a forest, just minutes from our house, and then refer to our life in the city, but that is now, amazingly, our incredible reality here in Vancouver - dang, I love this place). It's been a hectic year in so many ways -- Dr. Foxy getting settled into her new job; Lucy getting settled into a new school, making new friends, and making frequent visits back to Kansas to visit her dad and her old friends; Alice getting used to being home with me (I'm hoping that wasn't too hard); and me, well, let's just say I've been a very busy mom. I tried to set up my studio in our first apartment but I was so rarely able to find the time to work in it that it was barely worth it. When we moved again into our more permanent location I decided to leave my studio packed up until the fall, when Alice will be starting Kindergarten. 

That's the first big, exciting, scary change we're facing down at the moment: Alice starting all-day kindergarten. With her challenges we're really not sure what to expect. But she will have a full time one-on-one "helper" and when we met with the school we felt good about their ideologies regarding integration and inclusion. So we're hoping for the best! 

My other big news is actually jewelry related! 

I am extremely proud and excited to announce that as of September 1st I have been invited to join a collective of incredibly talented artists and set up my work space in the fabulous Beaumont Studios

It has been a private dream of mine since I started Buffalo Lucy to move my studio out of my home and into a dedicated work space (preferably in the middle of a vibrant arts district ;) ). One that I'm not sure I ever really imagined would come true. So when I got the email letting me know that there was a space for me if I wanted it, I was overcome by a debilitating combination of excitement and fear. I almost turned it down. But thanks to my lovely wife and some amazing friends (some of whom I've never even met in person), I came to my senses and said yes, yes, YES!

I know it was the right decision because ever since then, every time I think about it, I get those very same butterflies that you get when you're falling in love. 

So, barring any unforeseen disasters, the online shop will be reopening (with new work!) in the near future. AND I will have items available for sale, for the first time EVER, in person in my studio right here in Vancouver, BC.

Stay tuned for news of my move-in progress and first work days in my new space.

(And send us lots of positive energy for Alice's first days of Kindergarten and Lucy's first days at yet another new school.) 



  1. Lynn aka MomAugust 28, 2013

    So proud of you! You deserve to have your dreams come true, you have worked incredibly hard for them. Looking forward to seeing your new creations.
    Alice and Lucy will do well with all your support and love!
    Will certainly be praying for a stress-free adjustment for you all

    1. You say that to all your daughters. ;)

  2. This is all such great news! Congrats on the studio space! I can totally imagine how exciting that must be. And there will surely be tons of opportunities that will come your way being associated with a group of artists. I recently looked at a few studios, thinking it's time to really "go pro" and get out of my home etc...but there wasn't a space that spoke to me, or that would even work for me, so I guess it just wasn't in the cards right now. I'll keep searching and hopefully find the space that was meant for me. I'll look forward to seeing your work develop and take new directions and flourish!

    1. Thanks AG! I'll admit, the space itself isn't perfect; it's a LOT smaller than what I had back in Kansas where I had a whole room of our home dedicated to my studio, but it's about the same size as the space I had set up in our last place and I made that work. Plus, I'll have the option to snap up a bigger space if one comes available in the building once I'm in there. And you're right, I think one of the best parts will be the opportunities that will come with being associated with a place like The Beaumont and its artists.

      I know the right spot for you will show up at the right time too!! Xo

  3. I am very excited to hear about your news! I have wondered from time to time how you guys are doing up North and I am glad to hear that you are settling in to something more permanent, and hopefully, fulfilling. Best wishes to Alice in school, and Lucy too. I can't wait to see what beautiful new creations you come up with!