Since you guys enjoyed my sporadic, more "personal" post last week, I thought I'd continue in that spirit, and post some photos from around the studio.
There is a lot going on in there, and I can't describe how nice it is to have that place to work in. Clients are able to drop pieces off to be painted there now, and I can have as many projects as I want going on at one time. The only downside is that there is always something to do, so I feel guilty leaving! It's great being there, though, and I'm glad I took a little time to spiff it up some, so that I feel inspired while I am there.
my mom gave me these tiny vintage deer (she got them at a yardsale), and I have them sitting on one of the big windows in the studio, and it's the first thing I see when I walk in the door.
they are probably the cutest thing I've ever seen, including most babies and maybe even my cat.
I love them!
I played around with my camera a little yesterday, and took some photos of them. My friend, Jenny, told me how to take photos with the light coming in behind the subject, without making the subject dark, so I experimented a little, while waiting for paint to dry. And incase you are wondering, I took these in autofocus :) I just focused the camera on something that was a little darker, and about the same distance away, then moved the lens back to the deer in the window. Works like a charm -- thanks, Jenny!
back of the line.
next up, my best friend's mom (hey Lisa! Thank you!) gave me this plant! So sweet. She has a great green thumb (and a beautiful garden), and my best friend and I are always trying to get plant-growing tips from her. Every spring and fall, she tells us when we can do our planting, and she always tells us what to do if a plant looks less than healthy.
I am going to plant my new plant she gave me in this empty paint can from Lowe's:
From what I understand, it enjoys lots of sunlight, so I thought it would enjoy living at the studio. It's like a greenhouse in there!
Here is a photo of a not-s0-permanent (is anything ever permanent with me? No.) mural I did on the studio wall:
(incase you noticed - yes, I painted over the arrow mural I started. it felt too heavy to me, in the all-white space, and it was driving me crazy)
I did it with Japanese washi tape, and I got the idea from Pinterest. I ordered the tape from etsy, and now it hangs here:
I took that photo, because I really, really love the contrast of the neon tape against the distressed wood (that is a coathanger I made at the studio), but when I got home, I realized that the photo totally looks like a polar bear face, and now it makes me really happy.
Anyway! (man, this post is going to be long!)
here is the little "sitting area" I made at the studio:
It's cozy, and it's nice to sit there for a minute, when I am taking a break, checking emails, or whatever.
here are two projects going on simultaneously at the studio:
(more on them later!)
and a detail shot of the table later in that afternoon:
it isn't done - the green will be more filled-in than that.
last but not least, my table, being put to use. it's really handy!