Happy New Year
Since our last update in May of 2016, Shane and I have been working out the kinks of our semi-retirement. I say semi-retirement because our furniture studio is still open and Shane is still creating beautiful custom furniture.
More on that in a bit. (I did entitle this post “The Future of ShaKa Studios is Evolving”.)
We managed to go on two wonderful road trips this year.
The first was a 2 week road trip to the mid-west where we visited 8 colleges in 12 days to help our daughter determine the best fit for her educational goals. We think she has settled on her final choice, we’ll know soon.
I wanted to attend a technology conference in Salt Lake City at the end of September. Coincidentally, we had clients in Las Vegas and a SLC suburb who needed furniture delivered. So, Shane and I went on the road, again. This time, just the two of us plus a custom mahogany four-poster bed and custom bucket cupboard.
This is the first time, after being in business almost 20 years, that we have personally delivered furniture outside the state of Texas. It was an adventure, to say the least.
We did squeeze in some play time at Zion National Park (gratuitous selfie above). A road closure took us on a 3 hour detour that ended up being one of the best stretches of the trip. If you have never driven I-70 through Utah I highly recommend doing so. Bring a camera and be prepared to stop often. It is breathtaking.
As you may recall, we announced our retirement in May of 2016. This was not the first time we’ve made such an announcement, and apparently, it won’t be the last. ShaKa Studios is such an integral part of our daily lives, that the slow process of shutting down just keeps stretching out longer and longer.
So for now, we are in a semi-retirement mode.
Shane splits his time between his furniture studio, and his art studio. In the furniture studio, Shane is creating beautiful heirloom beds and the occasional media cabinet. In the art studio, Shane is creating science fiction inspired art.
I will be sharing a few furniture photos from clients in the coming weeks. I have much catching up to do in terms of sharing finished projects.
If you have your eye on a custom bed, give us a call at 281-826-2337.
May you be blessed with health and prosperity in 2017 and beyond.
Shane & Kandas