Things have been rather strange around here for the last few weeks and for the life of me, I couldn't think of a thing to post about...but I did take some photos of the garage/studio a few weeks back and decided they would have to do til something better comes along.
Some of you may remember that I moved to a patio home a year ago August, leaving my wonderful backyard studio. It has been tricky trying to find a place for my various collections of materials to work with, so I decided my fabulous work table, made by the old navy man, just for my studio...would become the center of a work space in the garage. The table is four feet by eight feet and something I was just never going to get rid of. So...here you see what I have done. My son calls it a 'store.' And, yes, my car does live in the space to the right of the table.
I can cut out large pieces of fabrics, etc., on the table...but it is also to be used for painting fabric and making collaged canvases, well, anything I decide to do really. And, of course, STORAGE!
When I moved, I also brought along my big chalkboard. This is the only spot on the property where it made any sense to hang it....and I love to write quotes on it from time to time. These are the latest ones I felt the need to "showcase." I like driving into the garage and getting a little inspiration:
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive,
"The pieces that I chose were based on one thing only - a gasp of delight. Isn't that the
only way to curate a life? To live among things that make you gasp with delight?"
Maira Kalman, My Favorite Things
"There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain."
These aren't the best photos....but, then, what difference does it make? You get the idea.
I do so love piddling around in all this stuff...but it does make me think....so much to do - so little time.
Now, I must tell you...the place where I embroider, sew, and work on my computer is in the house.
I'll show you that sometime....just not today. It is a place that works for me because I live alone, but you may find it weird....it's my bedroom/office/sewing studio. And, then, there is also storage everywhere (thank goodness this house has lots of closets!). One of the hazards of leaving a large backyard studio is that you have to FIND places for things where they have never been before. Weird for some...but I call it Bird Nest Cottage and my own personal sanctuary. See you soon.
From Bird Nest Cottage
Until next time,