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August 26, 2015

Two weeks after our last post, and a little over a month since our initial move-in, it's official.  MELK is up and running.  The adventure that began as a crazy idea back in May has finally culminated into quite the dynamic little space.  What once was an old milk...

August 6, 2015

Hello, all you beautiful MELK followers!  It's been a while since our last post, but fear not -- We're still here, I promise.  I've been MIA from the blog the last few weeks as I finished up teaching in Madison.  This past weekend I officially moved back to the area an...

July 16, 2015

And so it begins… We are officially bringing supplies into the space.  What once was a pristinely empty 250 square feet is now a site of temporary anxiety as we take in the amount of studio crap I seem to own.  Seriously, what person in their right mind has over a doze...

July 1, 2015

My older sister, Natalie, and I made a trip home from Madison this weekend to celebrate our youngest sister's graduation from college with our extended family.  Natalie has followed much of the progress of MELK, but never saw our studio space first hand.  When she walk...

June 18, 2015

When Barb, Jim, and I made the inaugral Menards run for this project, it was a pretty exciting moment.  I had never been part of building something this legitimate before, so I was ready to learn about all the supplies we would need to make it happen.  Gang boxes, elec...

June 10, 2015

It is amazing how a project hits a point where things come together quite quickly, making you more and more excited about the end product.  This past weekend was one of those moments.  We still have a long way to go, but it seems like the worse of it is behind us.  (Kn...

June 1, 2015

There was something equally magical and creepy about the fluorescent glow emitting from the depths of the studio this past week.  Jim (aka Dad) was quite the determined figure, working long into the night to tape and mud all of the drywall seams of our 250 square foot...

May 26, 2015

As some can imagine, it can be strange moving home after living somewhere else for nine years.  The place you remembered as a kid takes on new perspective.  The people are different, the local movie theatre no longer exists, and what once used to be open green space is...

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