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The next chapter… Chestnut Grove Studios

Twenty (and a half) years ago, as we were anxiously anticipating what the year 2000, (aka Y2K) would bring – I was a Computer Programmer, working in corporate America, on call 24/7… a single mom with two kids, ages 9 and 11… about to marry a man, my best friend, who I had met on my 30th birthday eight years earlier.

He was an Architect who loved history, music and art, working for a small firm and traveling 2-3 times a month… a single dad with two kids, ages 14 and 18.

As smart as you think you are at 19… at 30… even 40, we had no idea what was about to unfold in our lives over the next 20 years.

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary on June 1, 2020, we have said goodbye to our professional careers. We have left the big city of Nashville for a small 15 acre farm in Santa Fe, Tennessee, and we have built our own workshop, studio and tiny house. We have planted wildflowers, blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, chestnut trees, pecan trees, pine trees, fruit trees and our creative roots.

We are focused on our crafts and are ready to share that work and enjoy our new life as an Artisan couple crafting instruments and art in our self-built workshop called Chestnut Grove Studios. Logos, color palettes, and all that fancy business stuff will come, but we want it to show our love for the outdoors, art and each other. Prelim sketches look like this:

We have a facebook page that links to an online shop… an instagram account, and a pinterest page (search for us on any platform as “Chestnut Grove Studios”. Please follow us, look us up, message us, share us with your friends…and shop with us.

P.S. Happy Anniversary Babe!



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