At last -- the working part of the studio is ready for . . . WORKING! There are still plenty of piles in the other half, but I can't afford the lovely little sofa I want for that part yet anyway, so I'll just take my time working on putting the rest of it away. My biggest problem continues to be that I can't remember where I've put things, even though this space is going to be so utterly convenient, I can't believe it.
Nearly everything within arm's reach!
A sink IN MY STUDIO!
And such a big table!
This is definitely the cleanest this table will ever be. Once the threads start flying, further photo shoots are unlikely. The rug under my desk is one of my favorite possessions -- it was in my brother's room growing up, and I've never had a place to enjoy it in this house. Hello again, old friend! I've also filled the walls with many of the things I love.
My family's work (Lindsay's on the left, for instance, from way back in high school) hangs next to my earlier work everywhere I look. Eclectic, but happy.
And there's even a counter-height table! (which you can't see a picture of quite yet for . . . ahem . . . messy reasons.) Does this mean the end of kitchen closures for framing week? Theoretically (but we'll see).
Several family members have expressed the idea (with some concern) that now that Mom's settled here, WE'RE NEVER MOVING. I say, make me an offer. . . . I can think of a few places I'd happily move. But this is definitely the most kickin' space I've ever had, and I'm giddy with excitement and gratitude.
Hannah has a corner for her work table as well:
It's tucked neatly beside the fireplace and will be a nice little reminder of her when she's away at school.
And now it's time to hit it, and HARD, because I've got to be ready for the ACC San Francisco show in August. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do it, but my trusty booth hand has cleared the books in his incredibly busy life and is going to load up the truck and drive me across the country. I don't pay him enough.
So if you're in the San Francisco area, I hope you'll clear the books as well August 13-15. I've never done a west coast show, and am eager to introduce my little friends to that part of the world (and seeing some friendly faces would sure put us at ease!)
And if you're closer to my neck of the woods,
come on over and break in the studio!
Just step over the piles
(. . . my desk is over HERE, remember?)
Happy Memorial Day Monday!