2016 has arrived and we have been very busy bees indeed racing to wrap things up at 10 Horse before the really cold weather sets in!
But before we go on to renovation news, we have to share this incredible holiday treat from our #1 baking fan Marcella Lawrence! As you know she's whipped up some incredibly delectable sweets for us in the past and this year was no exception!
Marcella chose the theme of 10 Horse's apiaries and made a stunning gingerbread hive complete with crystalized, glass "honey" and swarming with delicious gingerbread bees! Because of this master baker's input and amazing vision we have decided to set aside one studio space at 10 Horse as a commercial kitchen for baking and will offer classes for those who want to get creative with their edibles.
Just before the leaves fell from the trees (which was very late this year) I snapped a quick pic of 10 Horse and was thunderstruck that it actually, really happened! And it's all because of kickstarters and other supporters like you!
Carpenter Humberto Santos took a quick break from his work and posed for a selfie with me. I took off a week before the holidays and devoted each day to working at 10 Horse.
Tiling Extraordinaire Justin Barros lays the modern tile in one of the bathrooms.
10 Horse volunteer and all around angel James Talvy shaves away some of the extra spray foam insulation which is in all the walls of the Center.
This insulation is extremely energy efficient and will keep the building toasty warm once it gets REALLY cold here in New England!
Sheetrock, sheetrock, sheetrock! Who knew a building needed so much sheetrock?! It's like renovating a 10 bedroom house where each room has it's own sink! Crazy! But we artists are, admittedly, a bit crazy.
We're almost set for paint which will be a tremendous relief since that means we're in the final stretch! Thanks again for all your kind words and support and I'll keep you updated as we approach the finish line! Robert