09 May 2019

moved upstairs


The back story:
We moved downstairs 3 years ago because I couldn't climb the stairs 70+ times a day. With three dogs and the kitchen downstairs plus, oops I forgot sometime, it was endless climbing. When my sister moved in, she took my fabulous studio which was great. My bed in the former living room was quite an obstacle with her and her two dogs climbing up and down all day so I moved my bed to Brian's old room on the second floor. Now with the easel and all the pastel supplies I have been squeezed so tightly that I have to move furniture to paint. Also the downstairs is darker than Brian bright corner room. He gets sun all day so now I've moved ALL the pastel supplies, pastel box and easel to the bedroom. What a job. I also needed my Chromebook with speakers, a lamp, sketchbook and on and on.....Here is where I am now.


I know it looks austere and it is. I only go up to sleep at night but now........


I moved the easel and pastel box up with a 2 X 4 table to hold the pastel box.


Now a 6' table with light, Chromebook (online lessons) with speakers, sketchbook, pencils erasers and on


First lesson in her 26 week pastel paint course. I have been doing art since I was a kid but I want to approach this as a neophyte. No arrogance on my part. 


A bit wonky but I need to learn how to use these sticks. The periphery of the paper is where I test colors and flatten new stick. They are hand made and irregular so flattening is necessary.

6 comments:

  1. Looks fab- it is really all about the light isn't it? How about some pin boards on the walls to put up your lovely new pastels work?

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    1. Hi Louise. Welcome to my blog. Funny you should mention that because I am re-using the low tack tape (blue painters tape) and pasting the pictures up on the walls. I plan on painting the room anyway so what the heck!!!!.

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  2. Gads, you remind me of Melody Johnson... always rearranging the rooms, furniture, her studio, etc! But it does help to have your space the way you want it, especially for creating. Hope this latest iteration works well for you, and looking forward to more art! P.S. I just joined a Doodle group on facebook. Doodling is something I have not done much, but have always wanted to get into the habit, so more fun coming up!

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    1. With us creatives, the fun never stops (hehehe)

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  3. It's like your art supplies are alive, moving all around. Space is truly important to process. I have re-arranged continually too...and yes, the window light has been a factor. Cool, your new passion for pastels...one more fulfillment of life long desires/needs/gifts...

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    1. I think I always loved THAT kind of impressionist painting. I am having the time of my life!!

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