I opened my studio to the public 2 years ago today. ⠀ ⠀ On Friday at 5pm, I’ll be closing it again in line with Tier 4 restrictions. Whilst this does make me sad, I’m fortunate to have a good online presence established and the best bunch of customers a gal could wish for.
I don't often share the back of the studio, where all the work actually takes place. Back in the summer I did a mini refurb to make more space at the back and create a more defined shop area at the front. I repurposed loads of units and wood, made that big workbench in the middle there (where all your orders are wrapped up and processed) and moved my desk to make more room for stock.
I've been down at the studio this week shifting everything around and making a start on rejigging the space. I pulled the shop area apart and removed the shelving and gallery wall from behind where my desk used to be. I've opened up the kitchen area and spent today creating a new space for my desk to live in front of the mural I painted when I moved in. I'm actually quite pleased with the progress despite the mess.
Neon Gray started out as an online only business and taking on the studio has only boosted that and allowed my business to grow so much over the last 6 months in particular. So, the website will remain open for orders for now and so long as the post office and Royal Mail continue to operate. I'm taking this day by day, just like everyone else.