Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Time in the Studio

I have been spending a lot of time in my studio, which has grown. Unfortunately, it hasn't been to get art quilts made!

Previously I had a space that was almost square and another woman was renting an area just past mine which was about 10 x 20'. Not really much room but she was a painter and stored most of her work there. There was a large cabinet about 18 x 4' within which paintings could be stored as in vertical racks. Our land lady asked her to move out due to some difficulties with her and she was supposed to be out Sept 15. Well, since I was going to be gone in Texas for part of that time and she wanted to do a last open studio and sale before she left, the exit date was moved to Oct 1. She didn't get out, completely, until late Oct 4.

So, since that time I have been really busy working in that space to get things organized. My dear husband and my son-in-law have taken that big storage thing down and are remaking it so that I will have three shelving units that are 24" deep and 18' long. So while they were working on Sunday, I was busy doing other things there...like sorting through stuff.

Monday I went back in to really work on sorting things and getting the bins straightened out. I have now moved a big heavy shelving unit which had my paints on it to another wall, added a table to work on, and have made two trips to Wal Mart which is just down the street from my studio in order to lug in more storage bins of assorted sizes. Things are getting much more organized and after I did a lot of work yesterday, I sat down at my table and was working on an altered book that I am doing for some friends about their two trips to Paris. It is a lot of fun and I will be posting pictures of it and my studio.

Tomorrow, DH and SIL will go down and finish the last of the wooden shelving unit for me. My DH builds things to last...or rather, he tends to overbuild. I have learned through the 39 years that we have been married to just get out of his way when he decides he will build something for me.

Once that is done, I can finish getting things organized. Then, I need to decorate it!

All of this is in preparation for the PIQF tour coming to visit my studio on Oct 15! I do hope to get some work going so they won't see an empty studio!


Anonymous said...

Isn't it wonderful to have such terriffic men in our lives? My hubby is like yours when it comes to building things, and makes me feel that I'm the luckiest girl in the world. Now take those boys out for dinner and a good beer. And take some shots of the new digs. Can't wait to see what you have in store for it.

Judy Rys said...

Sounds like you're going to have a great studio space when they're finished. Can't wait to see some photos.

Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

Pictures from your studio, please..........