As I sit here in my newly completed studio just having finished my first meeting with a client, I wanted to take a moment to thank the Cow. Especially this forum and Walter's articles on starting a business. I can't tell you what a valuable resource this is. From workflow questions to furniture to what color to paint the place, I have received timely and professional advice from the members here. I hope one day I will be able to give back a portion of what I've received. Thanks again everyone, Although I probably could have done it without you, I don't think I would have wanted to.
[walter biscardi]"I mean you're not a true creative facility unless you have lime green walls. Am I right or am I right?!"
Oh shoouh Waltuh, you are so right. Lime green makes the mayen. A lime green studio and a chartreuse micro bus for a remote truck. Truly a sight to behold. Now there are three obscure references in this paragraph. Anyone who can name them will get a discount!!!
Seriously, I went with a bold red on the walls, bright white trim, black built in bookcases and black blinds for the windows. The workstations are black swirl formica tops with cherry bullnose accents and cherry 19" racks underneath. My web guy is just about done with my new site and I'll have some pics up there. Including the Italian marble working fireplace. That's right, a working freakin' fireplace in the studio!!! Yesterday was a raw damp day, my client was running late and frazzled when she got here. So I sat her down in front of a roaring fire and handed her a cup of freshly brewed organic coffee. The deal was done before I opened my mouth. I now have enough work to keep me busy for about 3 months.
Life is good
Higher Ground Media
PS - If anyone stomps on my honeymoon phase or tries to remove my rose tinted glasses, I will come in amongst them and get medieval!!!