Monday, January 03, 2011

Day One

studio day 1

Yes, yes... I know that it is actually the third day of January, not the first. So today is not day one of the new year. Today was Day One in the new studio! Much like the other nights prior to things happening related to the studio, I hardly slept a wink. My mind was endlessly trying to envision the placement of tables and equipment. I was also wondering what the place would look like finally painted. It. Looks. Wonderful. The ceiling is dark, the walls are crisp, and the floor is solid. The lights are rather bright, so I tend to keep them off, but I thought you would like to see the place in it's bright and shiny state.

painted studio 1

The paint job really threw a wrench in my plans this weekend. I had thought I would be moving most everything into the space while Ron was off work, but something or other delayed the paint which delayed the moving until today. Which means just one load of single person stuff was moved. The workbenches will have to wait until I can get someone to help me drag them out of the basement.

It was wonderful getting to spend time here, in this space that will now be my creative home. It is awesome to imagine all that can and will happen here. I started with some window cleaning, door repairing (it needed some putty in one spot), lights are hung (with help from an afternoon visitor! THANK Lindsey!), and nearly half of my 113lbs of glass has been sorted into the new rod storage place. This was the old storage, and here is the new:

new glass storage 1
new glass storage 2

Ron and I were wandering around Lowes and I found some vinyl gutter down spouts that we cut into 12" lengths. Works out great!! Wait til you see it full of my bright and colorful rods of glass. Carrie is head over heels about it.

I have been happy sighing all day. I am enjoying learning the quirks of the room... the gurgling of the radiators, the way the sun hits the buildings outside the windows, and noises that travel down the halls. It is all so fresh and exciting. Have I said that enough lately? Have I told you how excited I feel? Truly, I couldn't be happier. More soon...

Oh wait... nearly forgot this little slice of dreaminess.

studio detail 1
studio detail 2

Always, always, always wanted to have something like this in the home studio but surrounded by concrete it wasnt's possible. Now, with wooden window frames, some framing wire, some Ikea hooks gifted from a friend (THANKS AGAIN LINDSEY!)... TADA! Another dream come true. I am seriously spoiled people. S.P.O.I.L.E.D. If would want, you can spoil me more by sending me cool postcards to stay inspired!!

15 comments:

Barbara Bechtel said...

I am excited for you and the fruition of this dream! Congratulations!

SilverNikNats said...

It looks fantastic!

Barbara Lewis said...

It's a great space! Can't wait to see it evolve.

Laura Twiford said...

How fun Kerry! Send me your mailing address and I'll send you a postcard! Have a great time setting up you space!

Kerry said...

thanks everyone!! address is on my website :)
http://www.kabsconcepts.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us&zenid=9470ab8c6182376848fbf4c3a22cea8c

Rebecca said...

Best of luck with your exciting adventure! Bags full to bursting of potential!!

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

You so deserve this space! One tip run a strap around the outside of all your storage tubes they shift when full and can work their way into a mess, don't ask how I know!

Can I ask where you found those clips with hooks on the top? I'd love some for my inspiration board. Can't wait to see your progress!

Kerry said...

clips can be found here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20075947

Cindy said...

WOW!!! I am so amazed at how the space is transformed already. You have already put the KABS stamp on your new studio.... I love the white, crispness - like a blank slate. How exciting to be starting from scratch, with everything waiting ahead of you....

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

What a wonderful space- cartwheels for sure!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

A Great BIG Congrats Kerry! I can't imagine how excited you must be...a dream come true! Can't wait your studio come along.

stregata said...

Congratulations on 'moving in' and all the best for great things to come!

Nonie said...

Outstanding space for an outstanding artist!

Copper Diem said...

I'm so excited to see what you do with the space!!

Heather Powers said...

This is one of my dreams too Kerry, I'm so happy to read about your space. Enjoy every minute fixing it and making it your's.