(To check out my weekly schedule see the Page under the header picture) Now... in order to get creative and actually make some "art" (whatever form that may take) I have to get my workroom in some kind of order.
|It's scary in there!|
|Lots to be sorted, tossed and rearranged!|
In order to get my workshop in order (way too much order in this sentence!) I have to be able to get into it!! Yikes! So
|Bicycle's new home.|
After much sweeping and dusting, sneezing and rearranging boxes and bins (SOME EXCITING FINDS!!) I had just the little stuff (screws, nails & other fun stuff) to organize. My workshop needs to stay super organized as it will have to double as a fix it place as well as studio. It can be done - I know it! I spent a fun couple of hours sorting stuff out while Luna found a bin to sleep in and Lily curled up on my lap.
|Luna wants to be sorted too!|
|The bits and bobs...|
|You can't mix screws and nails, or washers and bolts...or...|
Unfortunately I have downsized my art supplies over the past few years thinking I was going to be moving to PEI. Instead of mourning what's gone I've decided to look at it as a fresh start!! I went through my art supply dresser and made a list of what I need in order to start production - I still have a $100 Curry's (art store) gift card so will be putting that to use today!! Things are coming together.
I found a perfectly sized piece of glass to use for printmaking (mono prints) so decided to test it out. I used what I had which was some old and crusty acrylic paints. No brushes yet so I randomly squeezed globs of multiple colours of paint directly from tubes onto the glass. Then I placed a piece of paper onto the glass (I LOVE making mono prints as anything goes!!) I still have a few brayers so I used one to roll over the back of the paper spreading the paint into an abstract design. I used a burnisher to draw some curving lines into the back of the paper - this will show up when I peel the paper off. (More photos to follow!)
I peeled off the paper and left it to dry and cleaned the glass - today I will add more colours, perhaps draw with a fine line marker depending on what I see. It was so much fun and I actually felt happy!! Can't wait til I have some proper ink, brushes and tempura paint for other projects. One of my "happy finds" when reorganizing was a box full of soapstone carving tools!! A fellow artist and friend, Jules, recently gave me a few soapstone chunks to work on. I need to invest in an air purifier and I'll be set to go!!
|My soapstone carving tools!!|
|A place for everything...|
|Baby, it's cold outside!!|