Winner of the day 3 giveaway is Marjolijn
And a Studio Tour (part 1)...
I always feel cheated when I see peoples studios and everything is immaculate and put away. First off, the only time my studio is clean is after a project. During a project it looks like a bomb went off. Also in those sterile clean studios, where is all the good stuff? Where is the fabric.? What is on those shelves?
So today you get to see my studio in the midst of four projects all going on at the same time. I also want to issue a disclaimer. I didn't just buy all this stuff. Some of these things I had all my adult life, some for over 10 years so don't think I am bragging about how much stuff I have. I regularly go though the studio for a good clean and organize and give away loads of stuff I don't think I'll ever use again. Then of course next month, I'm back out buying more of what I gave away since NOW I need it!! This was my studio when I reorganized it after closing my jewelry business. It was the last time it was THAT clean and organized.
Now it looks like this.......
My beloved Brother Innovis. The three racks against to wall starting on the right are mixed manufacturer threads. The rack on the left against the wall is Madeira Lana - the entire line - a birthday gift to myself. The Guttermann Threads are from Joanns with a 50% off coupon which is cheaper than buying them individually. The lights are 100 watt CFB, daylight. I have old eyes.
Wall next to my desk with my calendar, necklaces I don't wear and wonderful things that have been given to me. Yes, I LOVE crows and ravens. And yes, that is Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.
My Epson Workhorse 1100 wide format printer (dead cheap) my tall rolled things and the step stool since I was in the process of hanging a plant over the window.
My storage shelves on the only flat wall I have.
My design wall on wheels . This is how I made it (dead cheap again!!)
This is my original dinning room table which I bought in 1972. I spend most of my time here using natural light. Those are metallic threads, pens, bottles of ink,brushed, watercolors, more bright lights and my waterbox. I also spot some hand dyed threads LR(should put those away).
I took these pics during a rain storm so I had to put on lights. This is a side table next to windows with my barn 2 feet away (no kidding). I have mt sketchbooks, watercolors, pentel colored pencils (a BD gift from husband #2), lots of scissors, and a lightbox for tracing. There are SO many things on this table it would take a hour to list them all (mini-iron, heat gun, rulers and on and on)
This is a great unit from IKEA my brother bought me. It holds all of the fabric I've made (dye and paint), fabric paints, silk, dyed burlap, dyed threads, beads, thermofaxes, organza and tulle and the green shelf to the right holds mostly non art stuff although I see 2 waterboxes, 3 alphabet stamps collections (50% off Joanns) and on the floor is a big bag of scraps I use to made flip and sew blocks for bookcovers and bags
This is the Janome 1100 which has been sentenced to a lifetime of walking footdom. Behind are 10 year old rayon threads on which I got an amazing deal. to the right of them are more metallic threads.
AHH. The desk. I spent countless hours here writing blogs and emailing. This desk was hand painted by my great Uncle Jack for my parents when they were married 69 years ago. My mother gave it to me when they moved to Florida in 1971. On my flat screen monitor are various feathers including the famous stamp feather which still lives there.. I also see my random number selector (brass meditation bowl) and a photo of my dog, Aidan(far left).
Tomorrow I'll show you what's on the shelves and other cool stuff.
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