Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hidden Place Studio

Door handle to studio, easel in background

Thank you for the kind comments and emails. Every box is now unpacked and you're invited over for a virtual visit.

One of my best friends told me that her special treasure is a crystal door knob that was from her grandmother's house. I can just imagine how a child would have got lost in its sparkly other worldness and all the memories it now holds for her. Our new home has crystal door knobs and whenever I see them, I think of her. That gives them an extra magic, I think.

Sometimes magic making gets messy

Easy, inexpensive studio furniture:

Most of the time I do my painting at this counter. It's made out of old pine crates stacked two high that have handled a lot of abuse, and the old counter top from the downstairs apartment in our last place. When the landlords renovated, it was headed for the garbage. You can find recycled building supplies at Habitat for Humanity. 

The easel is mostly for large pieces, when I want to paint standing up, and viewing the painting from a distance. Maybe if I had an adjustable counter stool it would be more comfortable and I'd use it more often.

Getting Settled

While keeping things simple, we still have a list of must haves to get for the house. CSN stores asked me to do a review and I'll be testing out a ceramic chef's knife I've been coveting.


picciolo said...

Your new home sounds great Shayla! I hope you are enjoying settling in and having more space, I've missed your updates!
: )

Gwen Buchanan said...

love your glass doorknob.. and make all the mess you can.. it feels good..
have fun in your new studio...

M.Kate said...

I LOVE that door knobs!! Happy settling down and enjoy the new home. I'd love to see more and btw, mess is good...when i see my messy sewing room,means somethings brewing. Happy weekend..hugs...M

Tracy said...

Hi, Shayla--great to see you back here! BEAUTIFUL glass knob... it has a crystal ball, magic quality! Your work space is wonderful--love your crate-made table. And looks like great light too! So glad your are enjoying your new studio space and new home. Wishing you many happy years living & creating there, my friend. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

It sounds to me like you are having fun. Keep it going!

MiKa Art said...

Hi Shayla, I am so happy that you are back!! I missed you!

ArtPropelled said...

All the best and many creative hours in your new home Shayla.