Tuesday, January 8, 2008

the things you find when you go on an archeological dig in your basement ......

when you dig through your studio you might make an amazing find ... like ... this pen .... i didn't know there was such a thing as an INDUSTRIAL strength sharpie ... but i own one .. i wonder how long i've had it?  
it seems like a normal sharpie but is a little bit stinkier ..... 

i ran errands this morning ....all errands were related to my studio tidy and make over ..... 

i bought a cute pink whisk broom and tiny little dust pan .... that i will keep in my studio... maybe i'll use it since it is pink and sweet .... will have to wait and see on that one .... 

so ..... i'm done ... or done enough for pictures .... ta dum: 

you can see my table top!!! 
all that's on my table is PAINT ..... 
the kids came home today and NEEDED to do projects .... sophie used markers and colored pencils .... drew whipped out his sewing kit ... did i ever tell y'all that was HIGH on his list at christmas time? really! my tough little boy wants to sew ... he already cooks ... he is going to be a catch ...... so they've already , ahem, broken in my tidy room ! 

yesterday i was at lowe's to get lumber and brackets and screws and dry wall mounts .....for shelves i put HIGH in my studio .... today i went back .... i bought two little build them yourself shelves ... too bad i couldn't wait for drew to put them together for me .... and for more lumber to put across those two shelves to make one of my tables more hutch like ... and maybe more organized ..... 

doesn't that look more organized .... are you impressed ... i built those small shelves today ..... i put up the high shelves yesterday ..... 

i threw away four HUGE bags of trash ... HUGE .... i can't emphasize enough how much i threw away ... and i wasn't even throwing away good stuff .... just stuff that was pretty much meant to be trash ... who knew? 

so.... i have loads of pics over at flickr .... this one is a close up of the back wall has loads of notes on it ..... roll your mouse over the pic on flickr and you'll see all sorts of comments .... and then this one is of the left wall up high ...... also with a bunch of notes .... for your reading pleasure .... 

superficially, my studio is ready to go ... but i still have so much i can, could, should, might do .... i'll keep going til i run out of steam , i suppose ... wish me luck ! 

tomorrow i'm guest speaker at a women's group meeting .... oh my! .... wish me luck on that too .... but hopefully after that i'll have plenty of time to mess my studio up .... um.... i mean paint! 



7 comments:

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Your shelves are perfect! Wow, nice work! All your hard work paid off, you've got an Industrial Sharpie to work with now! I love how you do printing so nicely on your art prints!

jeannie said...

looking good girl!

and do I see a photo printer on the new hutchlike table??- it looks like the bigger version of my new one!

Vallen said...

I am just so ompressed with you. Do you do out calls?

Anonymous said...

Wow - looks fantastic - I need stacking jars like that! Do you remember what brand they are?

e. beck said...

i don't know what brand those clear jars are ... but i got them at container store when i moved to this house about six years ago ..... i went back for more twice ... the first time i got more ... the second time they had discontinued them .... now i have a bigger variety ..... some of them are just big bins that candy came in .. cheap plastic .. but easy to use .... and who can beat free?

Wendy said...

Wow, that is an amazing job you've done there. Way to go!

Industrial-strength Sharpies. When you really mean to mark up something. LOL

PhD in Yogurtry said...

art room envy here