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!