Over the years so many wonderful visitors have come through the little red French front door thinking we were just a tiny gift shop and to their amazement and delight they are thrilled to walk through the 8 large rooms with high ceilings and skylights.
This space has a magical quality and I knew it peeking in the windows the first time I visited this space. November 1984 was the day I signed the lease and I commuted from Walnut Creek every day for two years developing my first three rooms.
My greatest joy these days, besides welcoming my guests and being with family and friends, is teaching people to find their creative core.
My classes have enriched my life in so many ways. I am working on a business plan for a barn-like structure (click through my vision board below) for artists to come and take and teach classes and guests from around the world can experience some of the most talented people sharing their knowledge in a country setting.
I can see the barn when I close my eyes. Glass doors and windows floor to ceiling on one side with a beautiful meadow view of the valley and high ceilings with skylights and a loft-like second floor. The space would have heat and air conditioning, a bathroom, kitchen and living room. There would be tables and easels for painting instruction and an area for clay and collage. This is my dream of my next incarnation that would be the perfect addition to the Jessel Gallery.
Until next time,