Tuesday, April 20, 2010

tour my studio…

IMG_2775So lots of people ask about my studio. So today you get the 411. As luck would have it when we happened upon our house and it was being built the builder was building it with 2-2 car garages. At the time we had a 1 baby and couldn’t foresee the need for such garage space- so we nixed the second garage and just had them put IMG_2750windows instead of garage doors and leave it unfinished. A few years later we decided to finish the space which was 24x24 with enormously high ceilings (you may remember the photo a few posts back of me sheetrocking in my 3rd trimester) so we changed the first IMG_2699floor bath and made a separate laundry room, a studio and playroom. I love the studio for its big open space and storage. There is an art closet, art cabinets, bookshelves, a desk, a table, my favorite storage bed which doubles as a couch(an literally has dozens of canvases stored underneath it), my favorite red chair, my giant black mirror, kids easel, my easel, two windows, & a door to outside. The IKEA shelves which hold my paintings are IMG_2766mounted over my head but still 4 feet from the ceiling- which makes storing paintings ideal!I have about <20 straight feet of them along the front wall. The studio does not always looked this organized—(but today you get it post spring cleaning). Especially if I am on a creative binge… or the playroom contents are spilling out through the french doors…IMG_2757

I love my studio. I have spent many hours here- usually night time hours (when i actually get to paint). So many great memories in this room and is one of the favorite rooms in the house- not only for me but for everyone who comes over. The view is constantly changing (you know this if you’ve ever been here). In fact one of the lines most repeated in my studio by various friends is “hey that’s new!” Truth be told really like to paint on the floor not an easel- so I usually spread out drop clothes and can be seen crawling around with my palette and paints. so that’s the grand tour folks… any questions

4 comments:

Sheree said...

I love it the high ceilings and that shade of green on the walls. I get a lot of people asking about your artwork. You are so talented!

Smilin' sunshine said...

You didn't mention that the studio also serves as an awesome EARLY morning seminary room!!!
So many different uses for one space!!

brown paper packages said...

It's beautiful!! I don't even paint, and I want to go hang out in there!

Blue said...

This is a great start to what I hope will be a complete home tour. That said, it'll probably be my favorite of all your rooms. Love it all! ♥