Thursday, December 11, 2008

Now we too are ORReos

No offense to the deer, coyote, rabbits and fox that remind us we're not the only living creatures inhabiting the end of our lane but they're not much for sharing a cup of coffee or vapid chitchat. I miss vapid chitchat. I miss the sound and stimulus of human endeavor in all its glorious diversity. Thomas Merton I am not. So as we embark on our third Midwest winter and in anticipation of the area's hunker down hibernation that's provoked acute cabin fever in me for the last two years, we've pulled up stakes and rewired our working selves into the heart of Columbia's emerging art district.

Now the house at the end of the lane is a cozy haven against the elements instead of a fortress of solitary confinement. And I look forward to going to work: unlocking the door, flipping on the lights, turning on the music and the coffee as the morning sun slants in, warming our south side. I hear workmen's hammers and drills outside, renovating the old warehouse across the street into new loft space. We can walk to restaurants and coffee shops, stores and businesses, sticking our heads in to say hello to friends working in the area.

These are photos of our studio. We're set of windows on the end. Come on by, coffee's on.


jenni said...

Whoa! I LOVE your office - congrats!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful sight to behold.
Chris (T)

allison said...

J-like I said, the coffee's on!

C-thanks for creating such a space. There's nowhere else we'd rather be. I just wish we had one of your doors. A mini half one?

Anonymous said...

and once again, no sign of boxes, hooks, or hammer. Despite everything else, the place is orderly, inviting, yin and yang, zen and feng shui, allison and wayne impeccable. Maybe the lack of door space will inspire Chris into a new medium. May the new dynamic of having you there open a new river of creativity for everyone at Orr Street. Congratulations!!
Karen M-L