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Behind The Scenes…

September 14, 2009


Any good idea involves the help of many hands to get it off the ground, and Myrtle Street Studio is no exception.  I’d like to share with you some of the people who have made this space possible.

Without doubt, MSS would never have got any further than an idea doodled into my diary (and mulled over at length) if it weren’t for the talents of Rebecca Thompson – a dear friend and life coach with her very own business, Elevation.  Bec’s amazing coaching talents were just what I needed to gain focus and propel the idea of this space into existence.

Stewart Smith, of Smith Architects lent us his time and knowledge in the design of the space and has been invaluable in coming up with novel ways to pack everything my brief proposed in while still retaining an open plan.  I am looking forward to the construction phase now with Pat, our builder and Matt+Aaron our joiners with Stewarts’ ongoing assistance as overseer of the job!

I don’t know how to thank the next person enough!  Ashley Oostdyck is a multi-talented lady – fantastic graphic designer, photographer extraordinaire and all round great friend.  With her assistance (way above and totally beyond the call of duty) the design work, web holding page and blog (including all the photography) were all completed with almost telepathic understanding of my requirements!  David Perkins and his web wizardry (knocked out in the shortest of time frames) also deserve a mention here.

I’d also like to acknowledge the valuable input of my Creative Talents Networking Group and close friends – a bunch of very strong, able ladies who are all forging their own  creative paths and inspire me to keep pushing forward with my own efforts too.  Thank you Thea, KT, Cath, Georgina, Susan, Susannah, Alarna, Jo, M, Jess, Mandy and Michelle

A big thank you also goes out to the team at Artworkers Alliance, especially the assistance of Pia Robinson in getting the information I needed to work out the business end of owning Myrtle Street Studio.  Megan and Ellie, your contributions were invaluable and greatly appreciated too.

And finally, to my partner Peter Ward, without whose support none of this would have happened at all.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2009 9:39 pm

    Congratulations Jay Dee!

    I’m looking forward to the evolution of Myrtle Street Studio, the journey it takes you on and the lives you change through the process.

    Well done!

  2. September 15, 2009 8:44 am

    Congratulations Jay Dee!!! We’re all so proud of you and this marvellous achievement 🙂 and eagerly looking forward to all the wonderful developments of MSS – up, up and away!


  3. September 15, 2009 11:24 am

    I’m so excited for you Jay Dee, a great accomplishment after all your hard work. You are such an inspiration to us all! I can’t wait to visit when I’m next back in Brissy xx

  4. Ash permalink*
    September 15, 2009 12:15 pm

    Oh Jay Dee, I am so so proud of you, congratulations!
    thank you for being such an inspiration 🙂

  5. September 15, 2009 4:47 pm

    Oh Ash – to phrase TT ‘you’re simply the best!’
    Thanks for all your help and couldn’t have done it without you – lol.

  6. jaydeedearness permalink
    September 15, 2009 5:21 pm

    Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments – I really appreciate all the support, help and encouragement I’ve received from you all and am happily looking forward to the end of year when it is built and we can celebrate the opening!

  7. September 18, 2009 10:54 am

    Nice one Jay Dee, the feeling of getting things up and running is always so energising. It is all looking great and the studio sounds like a very exciting and inspiring place to be!

  8. September 18, 2009 6:36 pm

    Huzzah + Hooray

    Heres’ to the road ahead…full of amazing creations in a space that nurtures the creative soul.

    I am most definately looking forward to participating + being involved in this unique and exciting endevour of yours’ Jay Dee.

    Well done.

  9. Jay Dee permalink
    September 20, 2009 5:08 pm

    Thanks Dave and EJ – yes, it is very exciting!!! Dave, great job on the holding page too!! Thanks and yeah EJ, I really do want it to be a nurturing and welcoming creative space 🙂

  10. September 28, 2009 2:08 pm

    Congratulations Jay Dee. Can’t wait to attend the first exhibitio and buy my first book/ enjoy a gathering. What a wonderful accomplishment! Congratulatuions Jay Dee and Pete. X

  11. Jay Dee permalink
    September 28, 2009 3:26 pm

    Thanks Georgi!! Can’t wait to get it to that point too! Lol xx

  12. Diana Heath permalink
    March 12, 2010 8:03 pm

    Many congratulations on your achievement.Look forward to opening night.

  13. Jay Dee permalink
    March 18, 2010 6:02 pm

    Thanks Diana! Yes, it is going to be a great party 🙂

  14. March 28, 2010 6:27 pm

    Hello Dear

    Congratulations on the opening of your studio.
    Sound like you had a great night, with plenty more to come.
    Say Hi to Peter.

    • Jay Dee permalink
      March 29, 2010 4:34 pm

      Thanks Mark! Just sorry I haven’t been able to call you guys just yet after the cyclon went through but Mum and Dad let me know that everyone was ok. Hope you are all doing well and will hopefully actually be able to catch up in person at some stage soon 🙂 xx

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