I think I deserve a little pat on the back. I have, so far, kept my resolution to blog at least 3 times a week. It's not so difficult, so long as I do it before I really get going with the day. Also find that I have many ideas of things I can blog about...which is exciting.
Today I'm sharing the excruciating and exhilarating process of setting up a new studio. The difficulty with this set up is that the interior is already full up with the boxes of art supplies and because of timing of moving, I didn't have the chance to put in flooring, insulation/walls, paint, lights or electric yet and they will be done a bit by bit over time. What a challenge. Of course, I've always liked challenges.
So here is the new Bohemian Art Cafe, where we serve art, not food.TM
I also will miss my enormous window but I might be able to convince my sweetie to install a big window at some time in the future.
air conditioning. With the temperatures outside around 90+ degrees Fahrenheit and humid and only going to get hotter, it just gets stifling inside the studio space. There will be two A/C units which should keep things cool. We will be adding insulation and wall covering a bit at a time.
Ahhhh, is that a path I spy????
The counters are installed and clear--ready to receive materials.
And the chemicals/toxins cabinet is now reachable and ready for items.
*sigh* Blessed organization beginning to appear finally.
Watch for weekly updates on the process. I find that I get overwhelmed after about 4 hours at a time and have to take a break. If I don't take the break, I end up just moving stuff from one box to another and going in circles. Best to leave and get a clear head and start fresh. I won't have an "office" in this studio but will use the PC and printer/scanner in the house to do any design work or proposals I'm putting together. It really is exciting but wearying to create a new studio. I also miss doing artwork--but of course, I'm working very hard on not making new artwork until I can get some of the work I already have completed sold. Mostly, I will miss the flow of artists and visitors and the interaction/exchange of creative energy and ideas. I will rely on the blogging community and the local art league heavily for this.
Well, ta ta for now. It's time to....go unpack some boxes.