My studio is calling out to me. But I must look away because I pulled a damn muscle yesterday. I think it was all the moving of heavy things and cleaning of storage closets that did me in. On Sunday I gave my little studio space a total overhaul. I was there for ten hours and every single square inch is organized, clean and pretty now. Wanna see?
I really wanted my sofa/coffee table to be a part of my "painting station" as I call it. Actually I call it my joojoo, cuz this area has the best energy, and I wanted it to have even better flow. I like to paint several pieces at once, in various stages of progression, so I need:
1. Easel in great light to hold large pieces.
2. Central paint mixing station that doesn't feel cramped.
3. Bench for laying pieces on, or propping up pieces on the floor so that light hits them squarely.
4. Plenty of wall space for leaning pieces on to dry in between layers.
I have a real problem when people visit my studio because I don't have an easy way to store large paintings and make them easy for people to look at. I am working on that. For the moment I have different sized pieces in different places, so they don't all hulk together. This sofa just slides away form the wall and you can look through the larger pieces easily.
I bought the sofa thinking of having an area for clients and designers to come and hang out and view paintings. Instead, its a place I hang out and sometimes sleep. So I integrated it into my favorite area, and I like it so much better.
Here I make prints in bulk, but its only the digital processing area. I write blog posts, and check email and print shipping labels. Prints are stored here, and medium sized paintings too. I had to hang Bailey, which I think is about to sell, because its my favorite one!
Now that I am processing and packing up the paintings myself, its important to me that everything be very neat! I use my kitchen to store all the supplies I need, like drills, and electric stapler and blah blah. Now all of the print cropping, signing, rolling and form-filling-out happens on the work table. The small prints are stored over there too, so its all done together. I pack up paintings here too, and because of my easily tired out neck/back muscles, I need a high work surface.
Today I am in bed though. Such a freaking bummer! I woke up at 10 am and everything, its a total lazy bones-high-on-Advil-laptop-in-bed-with-the-puppies-day.
P.S. People who follow me on instagram got to see these photos yesterday, so why aren't you stalking me like you know you want to?
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