Here at Paloma's Nest, we truly believe that Home is where the Heart is. So, we are very excited to share that over the past month, we left our home in Austin to be closer to what matters the most- family.
We loved our time in Austin, but we longed for our children to know their grandparents, to know the ocean, and to appreciate the magnificence and history here on the East Coast, and get to experience cities like New York and Boston. Our hearts were aching for all of those things, plus the support of family and old friends.
We have settled here on the Connecticut shoreline, not too far from where I (Caroline) was born and raised. The move went even better than we could have hoped- things fell into place so smoothly, from selling our home before we even listed it, to finding the perfect space for our family and business; and while it is so much work to unpack and set up our new home and studio, we are loving every moment of it. The pace of our daily life has slowed down so much compared to city living... in this small town we are learning for the first time in years what it is like to spend every day surrounded by lush nature, a choir of birds, the waves of the ocean, and neighbors who stop and chat during their evening stroll.
We would like to thank all of you for your support and patience with us over the past month as we made this big change. We've been able to catch up on production and even squeeze in a few exciting projects we will share with you soon. Life is too short to stay in a place that no longer makes you happy... and we are so grateful that we had the opportunity to create this new home base for our children and for our business. We are sure it will inspire many great things to come.
PS- The photo above is a view of an artist's studio, circa 1899, from a nearby historic site, the Florence Griswold Museum, in Lyme, CT. One of our favorite spots to visit and be inspired, the property and museum are called the "home of American Impressionism." This elegant "boarding-house-turned-artist-retreat" fostered the growth of a major 19th century art colony, just a few miles from where we now call home.