Friday, March 16, 2012

Reclaiming My Studio

Once upon a time, my son asked if he could move back home for "3 months or so". He was having a tough time and had lost his job, so I agreed. I let him move into my studio since I wasn't using it at the time and he didn't want to live in the house proper.
Well, 3 months turned into 3 years and my poor studio took a beating in the hands of a young man. But, he has moved out now and I can finally reclaim my space.

As you can see, I have to repaint everything, from the ceiling to the floor.

I need to pull a hideous credenza out from under the counter and do a bit of landscaping up front. There are "Glow-in-the-dark" stars on the ceiling that need to be scraped off before painting.

I intend to paint it in fun colors and hang bulletin boards along the long wall. Since I have a bead studio in the house, my beads won't go out there, but all of my other art supplies will, along with my art books. I want to use it for teaching a couple of classes, inviting my artist friends over for "Inspiration Parties" and to do a semi annual studio sale.
Now all I have to do is get the ladder out there and start scraping those stars off the ceiling!


  1. Oh, you must be so excited, how awesome to have that space. I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish it.
    :) Judy

  2. how exciting to be able to reclaim this amazing space! Cant wait to see how you remodel it :-)

  3. I remember this wonderful little art shack..over looking your wonderful yard..i'm happy you have that space to create in.

  4. How exciting! I love seeing people's studio spaces coming

  5. Hello, I was just thinking about you and the good old days of garden tours up at Belknap and the Green I am not sure if I can send this message with out starting my own blog, but I wanted to say Hi and I am glad to hear you are doing better. This is from Cookie from up-river. I will look for you at Saturday market. I am glad to see you are doing such great art. Beads are less to lift and it looks like you are a master! take care and Happy Spring!

  6. Cookie! So glad to hear from you. Come see me at Saturday Market. Bring Star with you.

  7. I am enjoying my beautiful beaded necklace. You really do a great job! I'm so glad I got to visit with you.Keep up the good work!!! So very special these treasures are. xoxoxo Cookie


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