Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Short Update

I wanted to make a little update while I had a break. I have several things going at the moment. I'm in the process of redesigning a master bedroom, a workspace, and my art room. It's all going rather slow at the moment, but it will all come together soon. I also want to redesign this blog. I'm not sure exactly how I want it to look yet, but let me know if anyone has any ideas. I'm off to continue my wifely and motherly duties. Cheers!

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." ~Elwyn Brooks White

Sunday, January 10, 2010

.5 Studio

The studio is halfway finished. I need to find a card catalogue to help organize small things like buttons, embroidery thread, etc. I want an older one, but if I can find a new one for a reasonable price then I'll get it. Many of the ones I'm finding look like catalogues, but are actually multimedia cabinets. Ugh! I've decided that I will be doing a quilt first. I'm quite horrible with a sewing machine so it will definitely take a while to make, but it may be neater. I think I'll eventually have to partner with someone on these types of projects...someone who is talented with a sewing machine.

This week I'm going to start organizing my fabrics. I'll also end up going to Jo-Ann fabrics in the near future (as soon as I find one that is near me). I'm sure there are some kind of outlet stores, too, that might have interesting fabrics. Who knows.

Wish me luck!

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." ~Scott Adams

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Well, maybe not a real one, but one in my bonus room. The far side will still be storage for Alexander's bins of clothes, boxes of books (we very much need to get more bookcases), and my darkroom equipment. The room will be divided though. The bookcases that are already upstairs will go along the wall with one on ecah side coming out from the wall and my room dividers will go between them so that I still have easy access to the back of the room. I'm probably going to hand artwork everywhere and connect it it somehow. Maybe like the first few pics in this blog post from Leanne Ellis. I'll post pictures once everything is complete. It might take a few days. The room stays cool during the winter and I'm an 80 degrees plus girl, so it'll definitely be slow going. Until next time....

"Painting isn’t an aesthetic operation; it’s a form of magic designed as a mediator between this strange hostile world and us, a way of seizing the power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires." ~Picasso