Monday, February 28, 2011

Almost Done...

I am sooooooo close to having everything organized and put away in the studio.  I know, I know, I keep saying that but it's true.  The washer and dryer went in today and tomorrow I go into town to get a utility sink.  My vintage cameras are out of their cases and on the shelf and the only thing left to do is clean up the last dregs of stuff off the cutting table.  Yippie Skippie is all I've got to say.  :)

I took some fun photos to give you a little glimpse of what it looks like.  Hope you like.  :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Drawings Day 43-48

I finally got some time to take pictures today of my latest drawings and even got the kids to stay off the computer long enough to get them downloaded.  Of course tonight was the night that Photoshop decided to be grumpy and not work right.  I finally got it going though and ta da, here are the latest drawings from my journal.  :)

Make sure to check back on Monday because I should have some nice studio pics up by then.  :)  

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Studio Peek

I've been hard at work this last week trying to get all my crap studio stuff out of boxes and onto shelves.  The knitting and spinning stuff went pretty fast but the fabric has taken forever!  Of course, I decided to iron it all and put it on mini bolts on the shelves instead of just folding it so that's part of why it took so long.  I got the idea from various sewing blogs when I was trying to figure out how best to arrange stuff in the new studio space.  I love how creative people are!  The smaller mini bolts are comic book boards that I got at my local comic book store.  You can see the blog where I got the idea here.  

My fabric for sewing clothes is on pieces of foam core board that I cut into pieces 15" tall by 6 5/8" wide (a 20 x 30 sheet of foam core cut this way gives you 6 mini bolts).  I got the idea from this blog but had to change the size of the pieces because a lot of my apparel fabric is 60" wide.   

The sewing area is 99% done though.  Tomorrow I'll go through the last of the trims and odds and ends that are left and find homes for them.  Then it's on to the art and jewelry areas...sigh.  I think I might have to take a break to clean house; it's looking pretty messy right now.  :)

Here are the shelves in all their loveliness!

Here they are with the pretty doors closed.  I love that I can still see all the colors of my fabric!

Here's a close-up of the many, many small pieces of quilting fabric I have...I really didn't realize just how many until I started putting them on the mini-bolts.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Drawings Day 29-33

I've been a bit obsessed this week with getting the studio unpacked so everything else has kind of fallen behind.  Like posting pics of my drawings, writing a blog entry on the progress I'm making, doing laundry, cleaning, cooking, sleeping...

Oh, and I ran out of journal pages this week so I'm drawing on loose pieces of paper until I can unpack my book making stuff.  Here's to getting everything else painted, put together, and unpacked this week! 

Here are some more drawings...enjoy.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Drawings--Day 20-24

Here are the latest drawings from my journal.  I was getting ready to take photos of them last night and realized that in the 3 1/2 weeks I've been drawing every day, I've filled up almost as many pages as I had in the last 3 years.  The good part about that is that I feel like my drawing and watercoloring skills are getting a bit better every day.  The bad part is that I'm gonna have to get creative in thinking about what to draw--sometimes nothing appeals to me.  Better make a list of possibilities.  I have a lot of days left.  :)