StudioLife really started with the tag line Creating Space -
It was the idea that pushed us to do something new, the phrase that describes both our physical space and the continual practice of making space in our life for something we care about.
We have been friends for a long time and found ourselves circling around the idea of wanting to start a new chapter, a new adventure, a new way to relate to our greater community. We decided to open a plant shop in our beloved University District neighborhood in Seattle. We started there and then quickly added classes with local artists. We started using our beautiful space during the day as a shop and the evening for creative workshops and a venue rental space. We have had many a beautiful party at StudioLife (birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, weddings and graduation gatherings) - those events add to the magic of what has happened in our physical space on University Way. And it’s also been the place that we have found space for ourselves to retreat, learn and grow.
But then Covid...we thought we were sunk for awhile there and then the idea of virtual workshops became a reality.
We have loved the experience of connecting artists and learners from all over the country and world. It has broadened our reach and made many unique experiences possible. The creativity of people continues to astound us - from learners arranging classes with friends and family across the miles to artist-instructors strategizing how best to teach and connect with their growing communities. We are both wired to look for and enjoy the creativity in others, so we gain a lot of joy from this business of ours.
StudioLife is how we are creating space in our lives for ourselves, for creativity and for learning. We hope to be a platform for artists and learners to do the same!