I went to my studio this morning to sweep the floor and before I knew it, I had the paint and the door was a different colour. You have seen the studio before, it has featured quite a bit in the photos of the garden. The previous post had the studio in the background. I have a photo of the studio with its new colour scheme.
The photo was taken with my phone and I’m afraid it isn’t a great photo. Though it does let you see what the colour of the door now is. I think that colour will blend it more than the pink previously. Hopefully it won’t stand out so much. I will have to give it another coat.
This is from outside. It needs a good clean up, but it is a working studio and therefore being tidy isn’t always a priority. I don’t always get to spend a lot of time in it, so when I do, I like to be working, not cleaning.
I have lots of shelves full of things and anyone who knows my work knows that I love still life and part of doing still life is collecting things to use in work. The jugs at the top I got when in first year at university, I spent a whole year drawing and making prints of jugs. I wanted to concentrate on just one thing. Now I have jugs everywhere. I also like to collect tea sets, and have lots of cups and saucers, teapots, sugar bowls and milk jugs. Hoping to start some work on those soon.
Some very old drawings that I did years ago, my overhead projector and a copy of the last print I did. This bench is something I really need to get organised better. I really like the surface on it and would like to use it in some paintings.
The press, it is small, but not bad for small work. I don’t own it and borrowed it quite a few years ago from a friend. She hasn’t been using it, so it has been handy for me. I would like to get back into doing some etching and the press will be ideal for that. I only proof on this press and when I want to edition something I take it into APW and print it there.
My TV, I can’t work in the studio without it. It isn’t that I’m so addicted that I have to be watching it, but I like the conversations going on in the background. I tend to watch DVD’s and since I have watched them so many times already, it really is just background noise. I don’t know, makes me feel less lonely out there.
So that is a look around my studio, hopefully I will have some work to show you soon. I won’t be putting anymore gardening photos on here as I’ve started a new blog for the garden called Dirt and Flowers, so I will keep that blog updated with what is happening around my garden. This blog will go back to being purely about my art practice and photography.