Location: salem, Massachusetts, United States

Friday, May 23, 2008

Almost there!

We are building to be ready to re-open June 2 at the temporary location of 231 Washington Street. To that end we have painted the walls a nice, soft white, which is very neutral, so the wall color will not interfer with the artwork presented to us by YOU to be framed.

We are frustrated at every turn. We go in for an anticipated full 8 hours of work and then end up spinning our wheels after a few hours. Because we are waiting for supplies to come in! Or we are waiting to try to create a space in which to bring in the work that survived the fire and have a decent place to show it to the customers and to be able to assess it. We can't rush into things here. We need to be able to spread out the work and treat it, with the customer standing over our shoulders! Gladly!

We all need to realize--ME especially!--that this was no one's FAULT! This was my number ONE Worst Case Scenario since I bought the store 3 years ago. A FIRE.

Here it is. We're willing. Let's work together. (I need to stop beating myself up over this and feeling guilty.)

In that vein, here are a few images of the "in development" front room, or "Showroom!"


Blogger Marianne said...


Stop feeling guilty for an accident that was beyond your control, or I'll come all the way up there and smack you! Then I'll give you a hug and some chocolate. :-D

You're just feeling restless and frustrated - the way all we terribly organized people do. :-D Things will get done, just don't kill yoursel doing it. Okay?

The new premises look stunning!! And I even recognize some of the furnishings. :-D

Can we send you or bring you some replacement prints to sell come June 2nd? Can we buy you a wooden print rack from Utrecht? :-D

Hang in there,

11:08 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!! WOW!!! We have to see this..."Soon" like after June 1st.

10:48 AM  
Blogger The Art Corner said...

You guys! I'm trying not to feel guilty, but I've been living with Chuck for too long...Hee, hee!

I KNOW it's not my fault, but it still sits there and gives me grief occassionally.

Chocolate is always good!

We're thinking of a Grand Re-Opening either June 14 or 28. Would you like to come up for the day and paint for the "masses?"

Love you both,

9:06 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Hey Wendy- we can come up and "paint" for the masses. We need to "GET AWAY". At least-and don't take this the wrong way-the Art Corner is getting you outside. We've had CABIN FEVER due to being busy this week, Allergies(both of us) and gas prices. "Rationing" the trips...

Lifting a glass of wine to you guys as we speak.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

Either date is fine, Wendy! :-D

We may come up next week anyway, just for the hell of it. :-D


4:56 PM  

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