Friday, November 07, 2008

# 1? Check...

I'm now officially installed in my new studio and am christening it by starting a small painting. This is the first task on my list of 'getting serious' that has been completed and it buoys me to move ahead on the other tasks in my list and put art into the space in my life where it should be. Task two is to create a body of work and I have plans that I'm putting into place around that. More later.

Being in the new studio is quiet as I'm isolated from the rest of the house pretty much, being a bit in limbo between the basement and the main floor of the house. The access to the studio can be through the back door which, aside from 3 steps into the back porch is all on the same level. However, I prefer and need quiet to paint or draw so that suits me.

The studio is a bit too tidy right now, but I'm sure I'll be able to give it that 'lived in' look before very long. I have another piece of furniture to go into here yet, but am not sure where it will go yet. Its an old filing cabinet. It has several drawers and compartments, very 194os, all wood and brass fittings.

The drafting table that I bought a couple of years ago at a steal of a price takes up quite a bit of room, but is very functional. I can't believe I got this professional drafting table for just $50! Keep an eye on architects firms that are closing up...you never know what they want to get rid of quickly.
All I need now are some clip strips on the wall to attach drawings, a few nails to hang paintings to dry and I'm all set. Bring on the inspiration!

9 comments:

Vic said...

Your studio space looks great Jeanette, I am sooooo envious lol.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wow - it looks really great Jeanette - and a good amount of space too.

It's nice to see a few finished and framed works up as well.

Did you have 'a big think' on what colour to do the walls?

Jeanette said...

Thanks Vic. Its nice to have my own space and I can lock myself away in.

Its a decent size Katherine so that I don't feel cramped and can step back 6 or 10 feet from a painting to size it up.

The pieces are going up today, with a 'finished' wall and a 'drying' wall. I'm convincing T.O.O. (the other one) to make me a big standing file that I can put drawings and prints in.

You know I didn't even consider re-painting the room. I'm sure there's theory as to what the colour should be and most always turns out a neutral white, but I couldn't be bothered to paint. The walls are this clotted cream colour, even if they look more yellow in the photo.

Stacy said...

Lovely new space Jeanette! I am a bit envious. PLease show it to us again once you have your paintings hung.

Marsha Robinett said...

You must feel Jeanett as though you've won the lottery. What a wonderful space. I've enjoyed seeing the photos...hope you show us more as you finish getting it together.

I'm so excited for you.

Kaly said...

Congratulations Jeanette, I'm sure there will be lost of lovely drawings and painting comming out of that new studio.
It looks lovely!

~Gina Cuff said...

Awesome studio Jeanette! I make so much more art since I got my studio. And I don't have to clean up until I'm ready to. :)

Jeanette said...

Stacy, I'll be sure to add more photos when everything's in order. I did a bit of rearranging today too.

Its fabulous to have some dedicated space to call my own Marsha.

Thanks Kaly. :)

I so identify with that last point Gina! I love new space and it frees my mind to create.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Great wee studio Jeanette! Have to admit being so very envious of your drafting table...:)