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Stained Glass Sunday - 10 to 4 includes all supplies to make your stained glass creations! Maximum cost $40. Most Sundays.

World Record Setting Attempt January 1, 2018 Noon - Watch as Priscilla attempts to set a world record in MARBLING! .https://www.facebook.com/The1870Studio/videos/600546533670893/

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2019 is off to a wonderful start!

Since we post so much on our Facebook pages for The1870 and The1870 Studio, I really neglect this blog.  It is my goal to do better this year.

Big news around here is that we have a wonderful Sedore biomass stove that has helped with high heating oil costs and hope to add another stove this year…

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Heatwave

It's official! We've had to dust off the fans, try to keep out the humidity and are experiencing a heat wave in the church.

The temperature is at 76 inside, 90 plus outside, thanks to a very high ceiling that is insulated.  It would be amazing to have a huge fan in the bell tower to suck out the …

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Facebook is my diary!!!

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posts on this thing! I honestly forget about it because I put so many pictures, stories and words on our two Facebook pages!

I'll try to post on here more!

Priscilla

2018 is the year of the workshop!

What a wonderful start to 2018!

First, with a lot of help from my friends Mary & Mary, a lovely newspaper reporter named Sarah, my darling husband, Morton & the amazing people at Marabu paints, I set a world record marbling 684 greeting cards in just one hour on January 1, 2018! It was fun & exha…

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Every single day!

Frosty morning here today. So much has been happening that time has yet again slipped by so fast. 

The last few weeks have been very productive. We have no more holes in the big ceilings where lights should be, thanks to Morton, scaffolding and several great finds of antique lights. 

We acci…

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We can all DO more!

Hi everyone,

Just recently returned from an amazing two week trip to Arizona to spend some time with my grandchildren. The weather was lovely, the light was incredible for painting outside, and you know how they say you need to step back from things sometimes to really see them? That's just what …

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Workshops & learning!

What I love most about doing workshops at The1870 is getting to know the people who are coming out to learn something new. 

It is very rewarding to provide the supplies and instructions to see someone create something special that they feel good about and are proud of. It's hard to put in to wor…

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September is back to school time at the studio!

As the air gets a bit cooler and the sights, smells and sounds of September dance around us, I'm inviting you to come and discover our studio for yourself. 

Sonce starting our popular workshop program this year we've welcomed over a hundred visitors to various workshops, then stopped over the su…

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Workshop time!

Anyone who has met me, read anything I've written or seen any of the thousands of pictures and videos I post online has to know that I love arts and crafts. 

My favorite thing is helping others discover the joy and satisfaction of learning something creative! So September is being a real kick of…

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Etsy store open!

Almost three years!

Today we decided to put our workshops on hold for the month of June while we finish the painting inside and out in the big room. 

It's so much work moving everything and we want everyone to be safe when they come here. 

We also hope to get the main floor sanded this month. 

Watch for the…

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So much painting!

Ever since we bought the lovely old church, it seems something we are constantly buying is paint. Lots of paint. 

Recently I finished painting a hallway by the bathrooms and for whatever reason, it seemed very white and lacking in color. 

On a whim I started painting with some of my good acr…

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Earth Day was so much fun!

We are so very happy that 47 people came to our first big workshop event! It was more fun than I imagined it would be and the reason was that the day was filled with meeting lots of new friends and making so many great memories!

One of my favorite things with teaching workshops is when I see some…

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Happy Easter

Wishing you a beautiful Easter Sunday. 

Priscilla

Fresh Mountain Air!

As I'm writing this the sun has just went behind the mountains and the sky is an inky blue. The spring frogs are singing outside and the sound of our two ladies from France chatting in the balcony is drifting through the church in a lovely whisper.

My legs are sore, my back is killing me and I'm …

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My Wishes on The Wishing Globe

Hello there,

Yesterday we launched the new Facebook page and started selling our Wishing Globes to a really great response. It feels wonderful that so many of you are like me and love making wishes!

Wishes have many names. Hopes, prayers, dreams, it really doesn't matter what you think of them…

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Wonderful things!

Good morning friends!

So many wonderful things are happening that I don't really know where to start!

First, we have a wonderful Workaway helper, Eamon, staying with us from New Zealand. He's painted all our radiators and they look fabulous! He's also a really great guy who's going to be trave…

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Secret rooms

If you see any outside pictures of The1870 or have seen this building in person, you'll have noticed the bell tower spans five stories, though we've only been able to be inside four of them. 

There is a room, two actually, that have been hidden behind interior walls that we haven't been able to …

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Looking ahead for 2017

This year has started off so fantastic! We've kicked off our workshops and I just have to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who is coming out, sharing us, supporting us and having fun with us. You are so very appreciated, I just can't even put it in to words.

As all our friends and family know,…

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Wonderful Walk In Workshops

We are so excited for our fun, creative and varied workshops happening most Saturdays at The1870. 

If you would like to see the events that are coming up, just follow our Facebook page. 

Discover your inner artist at The1870 workshop!

 

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