Don't be shy, come on in! But do be careful. There are piles of junk everywhere. And I mean everywhere. Yet, to me it is a glorious mess. A mess, well...because it is a mess. But glorious BECAUSE there are lots of wonderful goodies in some of those messy piles.
As I continue to unpack boxes and begin the long, tedious task of organizing a functional studio I often wonder HOW LONG IS THIS GOING TO TAKE? The thought has occurred to me more than once, that an incentive to keep going might be in order. And what better motivation is there to hustling your stump along** than having some accountability? You know. Like posting it on your blog. [**I read these words in a novel from the turn of the century...they made me laugh!]
My studio is a large bonus room above our garage. There are five windows all housed in little alcoves that jut from the main rectangler shape of the room. While one would assume that with so many windows, natural lighting would be wonderful... unfortunately, that isn't the case. The alcoves, while adding some character, completely diminish the effectiveness of light being able to flood into the room. However, I've almost received final authorization from headquarters [that would be my DH] to have some additional cans added to the ceiling.
Speaking of lighting, another wonderful way to bring natural lighting into an area is by using Ott lighting. I have two of their lamps and absolutely love them. Swear by them. They are available at Michael's, JoAnn's, WalMart, etc. Never pay full price as they are always on sale for 40% off at each of these locations. Trust me, once you've used one, you won't want to read or work on your artsy pursuits without one.
However, getting back on track, what I thought I would do going forward over the course of multiple posts is to share some photos from my studio. Snippets of this and peeks at that...
I have an incurable disease that requires me to add, as often as possible, another roll of vintage wallpaper to my stash. I'm trying to hurry and reach some posting milestone, or find another good excuse to do a giveaway that will include some vintage wallpaper.
One of my current projects in my art room, using my vintage wallpaper is to cover the drawer fronts of these storage units. Two done, 49 more drawers to go! Then of course, I'm thinking I might want to add some vintage knobs to each drawer. Oh-oh, I'm smelling another trail to pursue, a collection of wonderful vintage knobs. Maybe glass ones? Perhaps I could hang something creative off the knob that would indicate what lives in each drawer? Okay. Add that to the list too.
As I sign off for today, I wanted to share a photo of what I see when I look out one of the rooms of my studio...a pink crepe myrtle smiling back at me.