>> Saturday, July 9, 2011
The moving truck has not yet carried our belongings to Nashville, but we're already loving the vibrant city that we now call home. By next week, my husband will be working at the city's daily newspaper and I'll be taking this bookbinding adventure "full time." The first order of business is to organize the studio, as many exciting custom book requests have arrived in the past week.
From our apartment in East Nashville, I'll be a short walk from coffee shops where I can work on Etsy listings and blog posts, the post office for shipping orders, and art galleries to glean ideas.
The one upside of having a nearly-empty apartment this week (due to delays by our moving company) is that my husband and I have been out and about exploring our new city non-stop since last Friday. We enjoyed stopping by The Green Wagon, an eco-friendly general store, and we had some amazing ice cream at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream. (How could you resist flavors like riesling poached pear and wildberry lavender?)
Also exciting is the news that the city's first-ever handmade book festival has been scheduled for the end of September. I was thrilled to find out about the Handmade & Bound festival hosted by Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film.