Monday, January 03, 2011
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.
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:
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.
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!!