We’ve been quiet on the blog and social media outlets lately..but for good reasons! Here is a quick update of what has been happening at Ravel over the past couple months and what we have to look forward to!
1. WE HAVE MOVED!
At the end of February we said goodbye to our beautiful Pawtucket studio, which will always have a place in our hearts since it is where all of our first year’s work was created!
But remember…change is vital to growth! So we found an equally, if not more beautiful location in Providence! We packed up our things…
[Dramatic, I know.. But this really was the smallest truck they had that day..]
…and we moved to the gorgeous Fox Point area of Providence’s East Side!
Here is a sign I liked posted in Gallery Belleau’s window on Wickenden Street:
I think we will fit in well over here…
The studio was a little messy for a while…
…but I am starting to get organized again!
2. WE ADOPTED!
On March 14th, we had the honor of adopting this handsome fellow, Titan, saved by a rescue group in Rhode Island from being euthanized down south.
He looks tough, but he is a big sweetheart. You may meet him at some of our sales this summer/fall! And if you have not met Lawrence, the other handsome fellow above, at a sale before, he is Ravel’s official media guru, salesman, personal assistant, chef, etc. He owns the Rhode Island Rebellion Rugby League Team and the non-profit, AYRLA (both of which I mention frequently). Lots of good things are happening with both of those and are worth checking out! (I also do the web design and merchandising for both groups.)
You may have caught the Rebellion of the cover of this month’s issue of Providence Monthly.. if you haven’t.. pick one up! It’s free and it is a fantastic magazine filled with great things happening in the state.
3. WE CELEBRATED!
Lots of good things were happening for Lawrence and I, so we celebrated at one of our favorite restaurants… Nick’s on Broadway, Providence, RI!
Nick’s never falls short of perfect. Every bit of their dishes are thoughtfully prepared and presented beautifully (and as a designer, I know/believe how important presentation is). PLUS, they use local, fresh, and organic ingredients! :) You must try if you have not yet. NOTE: Their brunch is also incredible.
I also gave this fantastic card to Lawrence, made by The Brocade Blackbird whom I had the pleasure of meeting at a sale last year! She has some lovely work that you should also check out. She is also a local, based in Massachusetts.
4. WE SHIPPED!
We added two more countries to our list of sales overseas: Greece and Ireland!
It is just so exciting to know our work is all over the world! :)
5. OUR FIRST SALE OF 2013
Yes, it is that time of year again.. and it feels like the holiday season just ended!
Our first sale of 2013 will be the RISD Spring Sale on Benefit Street in Providence, RI.
Saturday, May 4th @ 10-4
Our booth will be in front of the RISD Museum. See you there!
5. BUY ART
Since we are now based in Providence, we have the pleasure of participating in the BUY ART campaign.
We will have BUY ART buttons available with every purchase at the RISD Sale!
Titan has been tired since the move and all…
We hope you are as excited as we are for all these new changes and updates.