Wednesday, 1 April 2009
SHARE MY STUDIO
Recently I've very much enjoyed browsing through some blogs which show various Studio/Scrap room spaces - some of which take your breath away! My husband thinks I've got a lot of stuff, but I tell him "you ain't seen nuthen"! Some rooms look more like shops ....
Anyway, I can't actually show you what I've been making in the past few days because it's for Friday's challenge on the Awfully Big Art Adventure, so I thought instead that I'd share some of my studio space.
I'm lucky enough to have a whole room on the 3rd storey of our house - not an attic exactly but up under the roof just the same. I've loved this room ever since we moved in, in fact I bagged it for my own before we even got here - it just has lovely proportions and light, and a wonderful atmosphere. I have a desk for my computer on the left, and in the bay window I have a built-in unit with a kitchen worktop. From here I can look out over the garden and the rooftops, and never tire of the view in all weathers. The room started off yellow and blue, but gradually more or more pink has crept in ...
In the centre of the room sits our old dining table which provides a home for the weekly groups and classes that I run. What's the point of having all this space if I don't share it? I love having people come in "to play" as my husband puts it!! It's not that tidy here but I am in the process of doing some storage reorganisation, and after that I'll post more pictures.
Along the wall from my computer desk is an Expedit bookcase and a wardrobe which acts as a cupboard. I also have wall shelves on the right above the radiator beyond the table. It all feels a bit disjointed at present, but there's hardly a straight line in this old house built in 1787 so I have to work with what I have. In the end, tidy or not (and it is most of the time) it's MY space, and when I come into it every morning I just give thanks for my sanctuary. Being disabled, once I get up here I tend to stay, so we have an intercom telephone system for family communication!