Saturday, June 27, 2009

How the Hands On Art Studio Stole My Heart

At the Hands On Art Studio in Door County, Wisconsin (post garage sale weekend and the day after the Beachfront Inn), Matt melted glass to make me some jewelry:
He did this all by his ownself:
(Eric, who is awesome enough to actually live in a trailer behind the welding studio, helped a little).

The girls fed the chickens, and enjoyed walking around while the flock parted like a prow through the ocean at their feet: Then they treated the mosaics barn like their own private candy shop: Sydney decorated a triceratops: Willow decorated a bunny:
They were gracious enough to let me assist once in a while:
We ran out of money before I could try fused glass, but the lampwork was for me, after all:
And thus we all ended up mightily pleased with ourselves:

If I, too, could someday find myself running a crazy DIY art studio with a farm attached, husband and kids in tow, I'd consider myself fixed up just about right.


Anonymous said...

Wouldn't that be totally awesome, having your own DIY studio with all the extras like a farm? I dream of that too...

Anna said...

Ok, now I want to go on your exact same vacation. Seriously, I might have to do it. Also, I wanted to be sure that you knew about tonight's call-out meeting of the Cutters Craft Brigade~ it's at the library from 6:30-7:30 in Rm. 1B. Should be interesting!

julie said...

Believe me, it was challenging to find cool stuff to do in Wisconsin. Matt told his mother that I was looking at Wisconsin guide books, and she's seriously all, "They make Wisconsin guide books?"

It would be a good place for our farm, though. But our farm is going to be in Oregon, where I also dream of living--might as well kill two fantasies with one stone, you know.

Tina said...

When we lived in Iowa, we thought about checking this place out. We never made it there though.

Now I think we might have to give it a try on our next trip home.

julie said...

I loveloveloveloveLOVE that place, and have never seen anything like it since!