I hung some small branches with fairy lights over the window to brighten the Portland winter days before spring arrives. You can see I stuck some stars in here and there!
I have a compulsion to clean up my studio about once a year (should probably happen more often) but once a year I take everything down and move everything out, dust the corners, wash all surfaces, put a plant in the window which will be dead by March because I forget about it, and voila a fresh studio for the year!
This year I chucked my old scarred kitchen table for a new (old) utility table, one of those heavy old things with metal folding legs, seen in school cafeterias, business back rooms, convention centers – you know – any place functionality trumps style! Well I found one on craig’slist and brought it home with assistance from my architect son-in-law, who also told me about drafting table coverings! So I purchased a lovely smooth cover for from Amazon. Now its the perfect work table!
My Junk wall – can’t seem to get away from all my scraps and found items – but I really did clean it up – and its now on one wall only! As soon as I figure out how to make the printer wireless it will go on one of these shelves!
I have only a small extra bedroom for a studio – but it seems grand to me!
I’ve room for my easel now since I moved the table to the opposite wall. I used to drag the easel into the kitchen, but I was always running back and forth for supplies. This is much more practical.
The computer table got a bit of the cover from the work table too. You can see the edge of the easel. Also the plant in the window!
Now it looks so nice – its like a nice big sheet of clean white paper – I don’t want to mess it up, but I will and it will get messier and messier as the year progresses!