Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Blank Slate!


Here it is! Stripped down to its barest elements, my studio!

I can't tell you how good it feels to have the smoke and debris pulled out of there. I feel as though I can breathe now when I go to the house. I'm focusing my thoughts on colors and function these days. When I created my previous studio, I used things that were a part of our home. I re purposed furniture and containers, and made due with what we had. It was perfect and I loved every inch of it. I am now in a position of replacing old with new. It's an interesting position for someone who focuses on the old and worn to create art.

Form and function war with aesthetics. I know that I want lots of counter space and plenty of storage. I plan to focus on canvas storage, box storage, and finding a home for all of my found objects. I'll need containers for paint and buckets for paper ephemera. I want it to look funky and fun and indulgent. I want my twinkle lights back and my crystals hanging from the new ceiling fan. Well okay, I guess I'm still describing my original space! It really WAS perfect for me! One change that I have been contemplating though, is to have a really cool french door (rather than the regular interior stock doors I have on the rest of the rooms) and I want to paint it purple! That's okay isn't it? :)

4 comments:

donna said...

Yes paint it purple!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link, but argg it seems to be down... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please reply to my post if you do!

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Veronica said...

hey girly girl.... No not purple..lol
paint it kiwi green, bright yellow and a dash of purple
or paint it bright red, white black or tan, navy red
oh heck honey paint it any color you love...
I am so glad you got the package from my friend...mine is on the way
hugs V

Patti said...

I happened across your blog and it broke my heart to read about what you've been through! I'm glad you view it as a blank slate - tabula rasa - and hopefully the grief has eased! best of luck and take care!

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