Saturday, January 20, 2018

New Life in Old Studio

This is my new painting studio.  I'm really happy with it and have spent time this week getting used to working here.

I have my table easel set up on a height-adjustable rolling laptop table...and I also intend to use the easel on the big table on the right for larger pieces.  The drawer unit, also rolling, holds paper and all my supplies and a few tools; in fact, I still have a couple empty drawers.  The 3-tier cart, also rolling, slips under the big table on the right when not in use.

I moved all my old childrens' books to the top shelf above the big table where they're still easy to reach but out of the way.

I've got empty spaces on my shelves now, room to store a lot more work.

Thought I'd mention what I'm up to now re: painting.  I've really wanted to get back to acrylic painting, pretty much since I abandoned it two (or has it been three?) years ago.  Altho I'm still set up to do watercolors when the mood strikes.

I've already taken all the acrylic classes I wanted to take, have the books, etc., and now I will paint in virtual isolation.  No outside challenges, no classes with student blogs, no input or feedback from anyone else (hence no posting anywhere of my work). I am trusting my muse, my inner guidance from here on out.  I know what to do, and I'll be doing it.

I'll continue to post collages here, because I continue to make them.  It's something I really enjoy and I don't intend to stop.

As I do every year, I'll be closing my Etsy Shop soon, until I reopen later this year with new work.  So I'm having a 50 Percent OFF Everything Sale from now through Saturday February 3.

The items currently in the shop will not be available after February 3.  I won't relist them again.  So please, if there's anything there now that strikes your fancy, NOW is the time to purchase.  Go to the shop HERE.




11 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I admire and envy these wonderful organized space. I have big plans but know I get caught up in indecision. Enjoy your new world of space!

Dortesjs said...

beautiful studio thanks for showing, and VERY nice and awsome journal pages

jenclair said...

Looking good! Having a place to put things is only part of the problem, it takes the organization to make it work! Your studio looks great, Connie--ready for your creative activities!

Jan said...

You are my inspiration! I'm especially impressed that you have empty drawers and shelf space. xxj

Jan said...

Easel set up is great!

The Idaho Beauty said...

This looks like a very inviting space, well worth the time and effort to organize. My studio is such a pit, I realized it is part of the reason I'm not more motivated to get to work in there. Some stacks haven't been touched in over a year, yet there they sit taking up valuable working space and dragging me down. Gotta do something about that. :-)

Els said...

Ahhhh Connie, your studio looks lovely and light !
(no wonder you make wonderful "stuff" there ;-) !)

Jacki Long said...

Looks really great Connie, so happy for you.
A real inspiration!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Okay, I am inspired. I see some good ideas and my studio really does need a redo.

Leslie said...

Looks like more space, good job. Love the rug. Happy painting!

Meg Weaves said...

You've always had this amazing ability to create beautiful and yet comfortable for you and workable studios. I think I have to resign from trying to emulate you and live/work in my chaotic environment at least for a while longer, Connie. :-<