In Transition (in black and white)

So we're building a new studio with an apartment of the top in our backyard where the old detached garage/studio was.  !!! (moment to pause and take a deep breath...) Ok!  Here are some photos of the process so far for the curious: 

 The slush pile, bits of clay leftover that I didn't know what to do with so the demolition crew graciously carried it off with the debris.

The slush pile, bits of clay leftover that I didn't know what to do with so the demolition crew graciously carried it off with the debris.

 Goodbye, tiny windows!

Goodbye, tiny windows!

 A few old pieces of pottery were left behind and whenever the crew comes across them, they have either been placing them very gently to the side, or finding good uses for them.  Like this salt cellar turned screw container.  I kind of love it.

A few old pieces of pottery were left behind and whenever the crew comes across them, they have either been placing them very gently to the side, or finding good uses for them.  Like this salt cellar turned screw container.  I kind of love it.

 The kids getting to go to school a little late so they could watch the start of demolition.

The kids getting to go to school a little late so they could watch the start of demolition.

 My temporary space.  it's small but it gets the job done.

My temporary space.  it's small but it gets the job done.

 Some nesting bowls.  Just because. 

Some nesting bowls.  Just because. 

I'm not great at change and I knew I wouldn't love this part, the in between, but so far no meltdowns, (or only a few tiny ones and mostly unrelated) and we're taking it one day at a time. This was a big leap to take for my partner and I; we're not the sort who are always remodeling or building or doing big serious projects.  We're more the stay in and read lots of books and go on  long hikes on the weekend sort.  But we had some goals we both really wanted to attempt and this felt like the best way to give them a go.  So here we are.  Big deep breaths and maybe a glass of whiskey too!