Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A New Year - A New Brick and Mortar Studio for ReMe Retreats in 2017!

2017 is ushering in so many wonderful happenings at ReMe.  And we're looking forward to sharing each and every one of them with you.  The first of these is uber-exciting news for us.  On February 1st, ReMe Retreats we'll be moving into our very own brick and mortar studio location here in Vass, North Carolina!
  • This means that ReMe will have a real-grown-up-formal-retreat-company-commercial-style-studio-and office at 127 Main Street, Vass, NC 28394.  (Yay!)
  • This means that Jodi Ohl and Jean Skipper will have new studio homes in the location too.  (Yay! Yay!)
  • This means that that our space will more than double, and we'll be working year-round on new classes, new collaborative projects, and new ReMe Experiences  for YOU,  (Yay!  Yay!  Yay!)
The new ReMe Retreat's Studios will be located just next door to Creative Studios NC. This will allow us continue to work closely with Jan McClay and her team, and they'll continue to host our larger scale classes and ReMe Experiences here in The Sandhills.  Jan will continue to represent Jodi and Jean's work, and she'll be able to expand her classroom and gallery presence as a result of the move too.   

Indeed it's good news all around for us, and we hope that you're excited about it too.  We'll share more details and photos with you as things progress.

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In the mean time... if you have any handy tips for smoothly and efficiently packing and moving two wildly creative and overstuffed artists' studios... 
or if you have suggestions for the things that we should consider as we're setting up our new digs... please provide us with your best words of advice below in the comments.  

We really mean it!  

In fact, on February 11th at noon, we'll use a random number generator to select a winner for a surprise package from us to you.  What will be in it?  We'll be as surprised by that as you will!  And you can be sure that we'll include a wealth of the abundance that we'll surely discover during our move too.

More of your thoughts are a good thing. So to keep things interesting, we'll ask you to leave up to one comment per day.  


Sharing our post on any social media site will also get an extra entry too.  Just be sure to leave a separate comment below that contains a link for your share.

Thanks for playing!

35 comments:

  1. WOW! What great news. You two are unstoppable! So happy to see you expanding. Hope to see you in April! Congrats.

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    1. Thank you, Patti! Please let us know when you set your dates in April. :-)

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  2. I'm so happy for your new adventures. I'll see you at Absolutely Abstract!!!

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  3. Congratulations on your wonderful news!

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  5. How exciting!! Huge congratulations on the new studio space and also for your continued success you two!! I am looking forward to seeing it! For moving... just get your friend's kids to come with their wagons since it's just next door. {grin}

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    1. Kids.

      Wagons.

      Got it!

      Thank you so much, Caroline! <3

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  6. I shared on my facebook wall too. :D

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  7. This is Awesome!!! Congrats!

    I would suggest that you mark the boxes and keep a notebook that coordinates to those boxes. You will probably pack the surface stuff you regularly use first (that will be the one you want to have fast access to). Maybe make an order of what you need to unpack first - and you can reference that notebook.

    Also - hire some strong young people to move your stuff. There is a point where injuring yourself would cost more than what it would be to pay someone ;)

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    1. OMG, Marsha! Great tips!!!

      You've been on my mind this week, as I'd love to place an order. I'll be in touch soon with my wish list. <3

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  8. Congrats!! I like the kids with wagons idea but add brigade line.

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    1. Ha! I love Caroline's wagon idea, and the brigade addition is priceless!!!

      BTW, what are you and Caroline doing on February 1st?!?!?!? :-) We'll have snacks.

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  9. Are you going into the space to the right of Creative Studios? Well, the right if I am facing the front of the store ;) Congratulations!

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    1. That's it, Kate! Our sweet landlords are mid-remodel right now.

      Miss you. <3

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  10. This is going to be awesome! So happy for all of us here at the little 'Commons. Vass just doesn't know what hit them yet.
    As for moving, get Ken and Josh involved, ask friends to help for payment of beer, wine & pizza. ;-)

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    1. Great tips, Jan, and we're excited too!

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    2. Beer, wine and pizza usually does the trick with our crowd as far as motivators go ;)

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  12. Wow! Big changes...Best of luck and congratulations! You guys rock!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! You've been on my mind like crazy this week. Hope all's well in your corner of the world. <3

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  13. Fantastic news!
    I am so happy for you all.
    :)

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    1. Thank you Melissa! We are looking forward to seeing you again in 2018 if not sooner! xoxo

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  14. How wonderful!! Many Congrats to you both!!

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    1. Thank you Kristen! Hopefully we can have you come visit and do a class with us down the road!

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  15. The only advice I have is... margaritas! Lots and lots of them! And, congratulations!

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    1. We LOVE the way you think, Cheryl! And what are YOU doing on February 1st?!?!? :-)

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  16. SUCH exciting news!!! Here's one of my favorite "transporting artsy supplies" tips: BUY CHAMPAGNE AND WINE 6 BOTTLES AT A TIME from a grocery store which supplies free fabric wine totes for such occasions!!! After purchasing, remove bottles from totes and enjoy contents of bottles before, during, and after the move. Those empty fabric wine totes are GREAT for safely packing breakables AND things you don't want to have tip over (paints, bottles of glue, glass jars full of brushes, tubes of beads, spools of wire, etc.) You can slip items into the tote pockets to cushion the items and then pack the loaded tote into a box with other items or EASILY carry the loaded tote safely to its new destination by grabbing its convenient handle. If you don't have enough time (or a high enough alcohol budget) to build up your stash of these handy totes, I'll bet you have friends who already have stashes they'll be more than happy to loan you for the move. CHEERS, GALS! (I use my wine totes ALL THE TIME!!!!)

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    1. That's absolutely brilliant, Caren! (The drinking and the packing!!!) It's been too long. Perhaps you can come for a play date after we've settled into our new digs. <3

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  17. Bethmastick@gmail.com
    1.the more detail you use regarding the content label on the box, the less you'll hate yourself in the morning.
    2. heavy in small, light in big, liquid in giant zip lock bag lined boxes
    3. Clean and tidy before you pack ( see rule #1)
    4. start early, don't multitask, and purge, purge, purge.

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    1. You should get bonus points for these, Beth! :-)#4 especially hits home with me.

      Now I'm off to contemplate what to do with all of the unlabeled large heavy boxes that I've already packed. ;-)

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  18. Exciting news for both of you !!! Continue to wow us please!!!don't forget to label those moving boxes and totes with details of what's inside so you can find your supplies asap !! Have fun!!!

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  19. Thank you Jaci! Yes indeed, super exciting news! Great tips, we don't want to be out of 'business' for too long while we try to find all our favorite things! :)

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