Dave’s been hard at work with renovating his new studio. It’s going be used for business activities today, so he had to get the project to an adequate level of readiness. Still lots to do, but it’s looking great!
Here’s what his wall framing and floor moving projects look like:
Wall with rigid insulation and furring.
Wall with electric lines, batt insulation, and wall board.
Wall to the right taped for spackle and painting.
Floor moved for today’s auditions.
Demolition at 616 High Street.
My constructions of the week mostly involve educational ideas. I completed initial drafts of two conference papers, submit one of them, and today started drafting a third. I have decided that last fall was my “warm up” period and now it is time to hunker down for a little while and produce a host of papers about various aspects of what I learned.
Back home, Dave has been constructing physical things at his new studio. He removed some case work that didn’t suit his needs and he has purchased the materials needed to insulate and construct a new wall surface over the existing concrete block wall on the east side of the main studio space. In the construction biz, we call this “furring out” the wall. Dave will be able to hide the currently exposed electrical wiring inside the new wall and it will make a much nicer surface for displaying photos.
I’m happy to report that he didn’t hurt himself in the demolition. It sounds like there were some close calls in that he decided to do the work all by himself. Let’s wish him luck in his “furring” job today… and me on my drafting….
Materials for Dave’s rebuild.
We’re going to move the awning up and add signage that looks something like this.
Dave’s studio is in the building at the back of the courtyard (in the top photo). In addition to designing and renovating the inside of the building, we also need to figure out how to use his courtyard well.
I PhotoShop-ed a sign onto the photo to see what that could look like. In honor of the movie, I’ve used Helvetica font here. (Please note: No sign is installed yet. The design Dave selects will have to be approved by the Downtown Design Review committee before we can do that. It is likely to be much smaller than what I’m simulating here.)
I’ve included a few photos Dan Bell sent from the other night….
Shannon and Dave celebrating the new studio.
Shannon Chance and Jenn White hamming it up.
A photo taken during the property inspection. I can’t wait to see more!
We closed the deal on the purchase of a new studio for Dave today!
Dave just announced “Coming soon: Dave Chance Downtown” on Facebook, thereby (finally) granting me permission to blab about how proud I am of him.
He’s been hoping for this building for a year, and kindly delayed until I could adapt to the idea of owning another building in Portsmouth. He wanted gallery walls for display and a new sense of separation between home and work. I’m not sure that workaholics like us can really separate from our work to go home — but, hey, if he wants to try it out, more power to him.
For a glimpse of his work, visit www.davechancephotography.com.