Monday, April 27, 2009

10 pics ... picture's worth a thousand words ... so ... this is 10k words PLUS .... ok?

apparently i've fallen into the blog once a week group ... oops .... what happened to the post a day days? well ... they have fallen by the wayside with the painting a day days .... or 30 in a month ... or 100 in a year .... but ... there is a glimmer of hope ... in less than two months (fingers crossed) i'll be back in my real house ... and out of the big bad brown rental house .... and once i'm back in the real house i'll just be a stairway away from my art studio ... oh ... and the water will be on in the studio .... for now, i import water in a big bottle .... water's off for construction reasons ... 

but ... i spent two work filled hours in my studio today .... making it messier on m way to making it clean and lovely and ready for me to paint and paint and paint .... 

so ... we'll start with the messy views ... this pic is taken from the far corner of my studio back towards the door .... not that you can see the door .... it's to the left of that wet paint sign ... see that?
here is the right side of my studio ... the built in cabinets .... i've emptied and refilled all those drawers and cupboards .....

at first, i was so good ... i had trash bags that i filled and took right to the dumpster ... and i have dozens of bags for goodwill ... but then i kind of got bogged down .. i quit being quite as decisive ... and started piling the "i don't know" things on the table ... good thing the table is six feet square!

here's some emptying of surfaces .....

oh .. these pics are prior to me collaging my backsplash ... how'd they get on this roll?


look here ... at this pic  on the way bottom left ? see that? an empty corner! i removed, cleaned, swept and got all the way to baseboards! this is the left wall,opposite the sink and the built ins... ....this is of the back wall ... overlooking a table that is gradually emptying off .... 
and this is the left wall ... that just a few pics ago was an empty corner .... these wire drawers were on the back wall and have been emptied, sorted, cleared and moved to the left wall .....

...and this is the back wall ... where those wire drawers used to be ....

so... i'm getting there .... i have a couple drawers that were just TOO frightening .. and i made no effort to tidy them .... and i have a big batch of scrapbooking stuff that i don't really use anymore, but wasn't willing to part with (at least til i finish little.e.beck.artist's baby book ... she's only eight ... so i have time, right?
and the table is still piled pretty high .... and then? i still two more sections of the room ... neither should be too hard ... but neither will be too easy til the rest of the house is done and i can move some of it out into the spaces where it belongs ... 

i haven't painted in more than a week ... and don't have a paint plan in my immediate future ... maybe friday? hope so!


8 comments:

Donna said...

Ohhhhh, I'm lovin' the studio space! Nice job!!!!! Mine in tiny!

Donna said...

...is tiny, that is! LOL!

cath c said...

thanks for the view, now my office doesn't seem nearly as cluttered as it did pre-blog read!

but seriously, organizing is a crucial phase of creativity, kind of gives your hands something to do when you're feeling less inspired. it must be an unsettled feeling to be away from home and studio during your renno. i know when i'm feeling unsettled, i'm less likely to have visits from my muse. here's to getting back home and to painting asap!

artmom said...

sorting and throwing out is scary....I know as I have been doing it too - only closets in bedrooms, not the studio! but I am trying to be brave and get rid of all that collected stuff that I have absolutely no use for now!

Chris said...

HOW
DID
you even
DO
this?!

Anonymous said...

yeah e is blogging -- I best keep up with you!
jeannie

Mommy Cracked said...

I just want to come to your studio and play with all the cool stuff in there!

It's definitely coming along. It's been neat to read along.

Kelly said...

okay, so i'm way way jealous. great space. drolling over all the cabinet storage.