I've been kinda busy the last couple of weeks. We have redone the garage and moved my mixed media stuff. I've still have a few boxes to put up and then it will be done.
Next is the office...I had my studio and office together. It was wonderful in some ways but I really couldn't paint like I like to paint. I was always worried that paint or gesso was a bit too close to my equipment. Plus I really ran out of room when I started printing my own prints. So, it was time.
This really should solve all the space problems. We have been moving studios (Bob has one too) and offices around the house for the past couple of years. Ever since we moved them home. It seems like a nightmare but we have learned to organize well and they have been kept clean. It just hasn't been productive for either of us.
In some ways, a home studio is a pain. In some ways, it's wonderful. We thought about moving them back to an artist hub but most of them are a 45 minute drive. That's an hour and a half that I was on the road a day. It doesn't seem like much but it was. Plus it was the cost...the price of my work hasn't gone up but the cost of everything else has. I just couldn't add a studio rental to the overhead.
There are also some might fine points to keeping the studio home. Yes, I miss First Fridays...I also miss a few other things...but...I can multi-task. When frees me up for other projects.
Since both of us also work out of the house, we need offices...separate offices. If either one of us was one the phone, the other really need to be quite. Which was putting a cramp in both of our work flows. Just to let everyone know, we still have living space...like a living room and kitchen.
Anyway...hopefully by this weekend...it will be done. Then Spring cleaning starts, which really won't be much to do. There's only a couple rooms that hasn't been ripped apart and put back together again.
The last couple of weeks have been rather busy for me.The garage is turning into a studio since all
the glass, kilns, and other various glassy stuff has found a new home.All
the built in cabinets have been ripped out; they were totally a waste of
space.Nothing fit well into them.All the huge holes from my ventilation unit
has been repaired. All the walls have been patched and primed.
We have sorted, tossed/donated stuff, and streamlined the
things that we need in the garage.Still, my living room looks like a warehouse. The painters will be back
next week to finish up. Yay…well maybe,
then comes the organization.The new
shelves have to be put together and then the carrying starts. Oh yeah, the track lighting...then building a mini photo studio...not to forget about my shipping area...you get the idea. Then I'll finish up with moving the office.
Then it's Spring cleaning time. Which won't be bad at all after all of this.
The below...part of A Painting a Day Challenge, day 10. The challenge is done, I'm glad I did it but I'm also glad it's over. I learned a lot and made some new friends on Facebook. All fabulous artists!!!!
So all in all, I'm seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. My digital is getting much better...the studio is almost together...and it's steps forward to sell online.
Part of me says it shouldn't of taken this long to be up and running. The other part is yelling...hell yes, it should of taken longer. I've spent hours upon hours teaching myself a new medium. I had surgery last June and I'm still getting zingers from nerve regrowth. Not many but...anyway, it's full steam a head.
Ok...it's only one more day to the challenge. Even though I'm glad I participated, I’m glad it’s
coming to an end.It pushed me to create
quick, fast, and creatively but I’ve got some projects I need to get back
to.One of them is below…working on
printing of my work. The other is getting ready to go back to Etsy and other online selling venues.
The above is the color scheme for my office too. It's the art that I picked for it.
As I'm writing this, the painters are in the garage. As you know the glass studio is GONE!!!! The garage is undergoing a redo so that the painting studio can move...the shipping area can move...the storage area in the sunroom can move. My office will move as well but not in the garage, I need windows.
The redo, the move, plus spring cleaning will be done in about 2 weeks. So I have a light at the end of the tunnel.
That's it for the update...I'm off to design a logo for a local ArtOut, more about that later...
This is part of a very mini series that will consists of artwork for my office...no big mystery here.
Now to get ready for the tomorrow. I've got painters coming in that are going to tear out some useless wall cabinets, then patch and paint. When I type it out, it doesn't sound like much but it has. The garage had to be emptied and cleaned. It's been a long couple of weeks...my house looks like a warehouse and I've still got a couple weeks of this. Hi ho, hi ho...off to work I go...