The studio is open!! I wish it was larger but I'm sure it'll be just fine. I have a bunch of stuff in another storage area that I want to sell at a yard sale in June; after that I can move more stuff out of my workroom so it won't seem as cramped.
I changed the location of my work table so that it is directly under the light source - that makes a huge difference while working. A simple change and free - right up my alley!
I spent my gift certificate (and more) at Curry's art supply store and here are some of my treasures:
lots and lots of tempura paint with extra-large bottles of silver, gold and hot pink! A package of 4 black markers with a variety of tips, 2 paint trays, a whole bunch of new brushes and some wedge shaped sponges for special fun times!!
Below that shelf is a row of printing ink - 7 colours in all - so delicious!
I have a good inventory of soap stone bits and pieces. Can't wait to get started on these but I haven't purchase an air purifier yet. Gotta keep the dust to a minimum when working inside!
Here's some of my large collection of carving tools, most purchased over the years from Lee Valley. I LOVE working with these!
My big toolbox which contains my dremel, diamond-tipped bits, sandpaper, more tools etc all within reach.
And Lily inspecting our newly painted baseboards - all done and looks great! They were so helpful!
Devoting one day per week to my various interests seems to be going well - I'm into my second week and like the routine. The problem is I forget sometimes to look at it and so am unprepared when certain days arrive...like today is supposed to be "redecorating around the house" day and I didn't prepare for it so decided to switch it with tomorrow's "art day" and while I'm being "creative" I'll think about my next redecorating project. I know what it's going to be but I haven't figured out my approach, what needs to be done first, second etc. It's my schedule so I can change it if I wanna!!
Photos of past art adventures coming soon!
*Last Friday I found out from a family friend that her 96 year old father had passed away. He was a wonderfully kind and sweet man who with his family attended the same church as my family as we were growing up. I wrote a note to his youngest daughter telling her that whenever I would see her dad walking along the street in our village he would always stop to chat. He made me feel as though I was just the person he was wanting to see - he had a gift for making everyone feel special. Today I received a note back from her telling me that she had used my words in her eulogy - I was so immensely touched by this example of the father's kindness living through his daughter.