Has it really been 2 years?!
Hello My Lovely Backers!
It has been almost a year since I updated the project and we are just a few days shy of our 2 year funding anniversary! WOW,... Read more
back on the radar
Hello my lovely backers!
I've been off the radar for a while (6 months) but I'm still here and Blue Nandina Studio and the darkroom are all doing better than ever. In... Read more
After battling the flu for a week I finally got the print washer setup and working. I had to changed the faucet on the sink to accommodate the screw on... Read more
Follow up Article
Check out the article that The News of Orange County did on me and the new darkroom. It's a small local paper but it's front page!
Images... Read more
2011 is going strong!
I just wanted to pop in a let you all know that the momentum built up through the end of last year and finishing the darkroom is still... Read more
Yesterday was a long and emotional day but I'm proud to report that it all works! Here is one of my first prints. Its just a rough scan so it... Read more
ready, set, jump...
The last few weeks have flown by and everyday I felt closer but some how haven't actually used the darkroom yet. I have managed to fix a few light leaks,... Read more
I love it when a plan comes together!
So I'm a child of the 80s (obviously) and I confess to loving the ridiculous ramshackle plans of the A-team but today I feel like I have achieved just that...ridiculous... Read more
it's electric...boogie woogie woogie!
So since I last posted my dad, husband and I put 2 more support piers under the darkroom, installed the AC/heat window unit and built new steps to get into... Read more
flurry... of activity
The insulation is in! And just in time for the flurries we're expecting tonight. It won't be anything serious but here in central NC flurries and wet roads (black ice... Read more
all is well that ends well...
I have to begin this story by saying "it all ended fine." It did, in fact, but I am worse for the experience...I think. In short, the shed was raised.... Read more
Recent acquisitions and the next adventure
Today the Heat pump/ AC unit arrived!
I've only unpacked it enough to make sure that is is what I ordered and that it is in 1 piece. Good to... Read more
progress is slow...but happening
It has been a while since I checked in but have no fear, I'm still here!
After the plumbing went in I had the darnedest time locating an... Read more
Art fairy on the move...aka the UPS/mail man
For those backers that have replied with addresses and image requests, your rewards are in transit! Postcards should have arrived already. The matted pieces of art went UPS... Read more
"That's one small-ish step in the process and one giant leap toward a working darkroom!"
Okay so maybe we haven't achieved a moon landing today but I feel... Read more
To all you beautiful backers- The website has been updated with all your names..and look at how many there are of you! Gaze upon your name in the list and... Read more
What happens now?...
Immediately after the project finished I got sick. I guess my body saw the light at the end of this thrilling and stressful ride and said "enough is enough". But... Read more
one week to go!
It has been a rousing few weeks and I can feel the love. I have a good feeling about this project and I believe that success is not far... Read more
added value to the $10 and $25 rewards
As we near the end of the project funding window, I wanted to give an added value to those of you chipping in on a tighter budget. SO now the... Read more
Article about this project
That article I mentioned a few days ago is up on my website. It ran this week in the News of Orange County (a local paper here in Hillsborough, NC).... Read more
The space- before
Here are a few pics of the space that is going to be renovated. The building is in my backyard and has been mostly finished. It currently has electricity and... Read more
Half way there!
Wow... I mean, Wow!
Things are coming along wonderfully and I can't say thank you enough to all of you that have pledged. Keep spreading the word and sending the... Read more
10 days down and a good start...
Hello all you beautiful backers!
Thank you so much for taking the time and energy to check out my project and support my darkroom. It has been really uplifting to... Read more