|Acrylics, paper, pastels on stretched canvas, 10 x 10 inches|
My main studio table collapsed on Monday morning, for the second time in a few months, this time not to be fixed again. I've got a real, workbench-type table on order and I'll take delivery on Tuesday, November 24. So, no painting for a couple weeks.
I suppose it's part and parcel of my previously semi-nomadic lifestyle that such things as worktables and shelving units have frequently been jury-rigged, Rube Goldberg-type affairs. Not too many steps above bricks-and-boards, like we all used in college.
Such was my big worktable: 2 Black & Decker plastic (vinyl?) adjustable-height sawhorses, on which sat a 24x80" hollow-core door, on which sat a 36x84" piece of 1/2" plywood, on which sat my shelves, themselves constructed of plastic crates with 1x10" lengths of wood. Well, the shelves will be the same in future, but they'll sit on a sturdy, heavy-duty, steel table with adjustable-height surface, the surface being 1-1/4" formica laminate, the table able to bear 1600 pounds. This puppy isn't going to collapse.
I wouldn't mind having a real shelving unit on the other side of the room. What's there now is a grid-panel unit I built out of flat grid panels and plastic connectors, 4- 14x14" cubes across and 3 down. It's kinda wobbly, although it has its advantages. It's actually just fine for now. Maybe when I move I'll replace it; maybe not.
Okay. The winner of last week's 2-painting giveaway has been notified. Thanks to those who entered.
To enter the drawing, either leave me an email here, or include your email address in the body of your comment to this post. I'll do a drawing on Wednesday November 18 and I'll email the winner directly. Don't hesitate to enter; your chances of winning are excellent.
Have a great week. Blessings.