Well, the Red Bow Studio doors are open and it is an exciting experience, but it is also a little scary. I opened my studio in a small town and the weather has been a little rainy, so not many people are walking around. I am busy with things to do, but opening a new business is quite an interesting task. Below is what the studio looks like. It's super cozy and has a lovely feel. I am opening up a Red Bow Studio shop on Etsy where I will sell hand made Patricia Kaegi Weiss originals. The first are my Tiger pillows which I have handmade using a painting that I made earlier in the year. Please feel free to stop by the Etsy shop- or even better, the real live Red Bow Studio!
About ten years ago I went to a wonderful exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco called Bouquets to Art. It was the most delightful art show I've ever seen- a group of floral artists design bouquets inspired by works of art in the museum. Since then I've moved to New York and haven't had the chance to go again until last Monday night. This time it was back at the DeYoung and again, it was wonderful. Here are a few of the bouquets.
....I'm starting a business! I have been dropping hints for awhile that I want to open up a studio/inspirational destination, and that is where I have been. Let me tell you, there are so many DETAILs involved in the organization of a business, and it's even tougher when there is NO FUNDING for a start-up business anywhere. You have to be in business for a year before any nonprofit funders will get involved and 3 years before a bank will even look your way to lend. (Opening a bank account wasn't difficult of course, they will take your money anytime). As you may have guessed it is called Red Bow Studio and is located in Sea Cliff New York. I will post more pictures, but this is the signage. So far I have painted the space and location, added a freestanding wall, bought furniture, ordered art supplies, hooked up phone service, found a credit card provider, opened a bank account, designed a logo and stationary....wow, it seems so simple when I put it in one sentence...I'm off to paint the furniture, but I will give updates soon!