Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What's in your studio...






Ah...yes, at times I'm so envious when I see the wonderful shots of the other artists studios, neat stacks, full bins, brushes in colorful tins, pencils all in a parade of color guard from light to dark, neat this and neat that...when in reality, it took days to stage the shots. These are the studios of fantasy. Behind the scenes of the working artist, there is mass confusion and chaos. You can't set anything down and remember where you set it...anxious to get on to the next vision, you have starter projects everywhere. AND if you are very lucky, you have an understanding husband that knows he and the kids will, at times, be eating at the alternate table because of the project that has consumed the dinner table.

Well, to enter my studio is easy...you just walk through the front door and VOILAH...'studio'... Anyone who is in the antique biz knows that when you find a bargain, you have to snatch it up now, even if you don't buy groceries for two weeks...it was worth the fast. I also paint for other people, so my living room and parlor is often full waiting for clients to pick-up.

My dreams are of a garage, that never hold a vehicle, but is a workspace filled to the brim with furniture and cans of paint, waiting for delivery to The Candle Shed or Sisters'...now that can be a reality if the economy would just stabilize a little. We Americans love our stuff...and this antique biz has morphed into collectors odd fantasies of doll heads and butter pats...aka Chippys ...well maybe I should mention the odd piece of taxidermy...nuff said. But what fun is this great treasure hunt...my secret (yeah right) is to stow-away to Texas with the crazy gals I have met this year blogging...we can make it all happen...just work a little harder! Plus I need one more day in the week that nobody else gets...HA!

9 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

I like the sound of your studio! Like an exciting adventure discovering all sorts of cool things. It would be a fun place to check out! (maybe not so much the taxidermy stuff...that freaks me out a little...but that's just me ;)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Remember what Einstein said? "If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what then is an empty desk?" Clutter is invigorating--be it in the office, the studio, or the kitchen;) Anyway that's how I explain my mess.
Marnie

white o'morn cottage said...

It looks neat to me!

cconz said...

Your SOooooo funny, At least you have your whole house as your studio. No jethro to grumble. i like what roses and lilacs said. NO EMPTY DESK. keep it cluttered.

High Desert Diva said...

Someday....





Got the package today!!!

Soap looks and smells great. The candle is burning and it is fab!

Thanks so much!

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

You know we are wishing you could be there so bad....If I send you a plane ticket would you come??????? Lauri @ Chippys

Vintage Sue said...

Studio? Are you kidding? I'm with you; my whole house is a studio (and I have a grown-up job, too).

I'm totally digging what you said about "you have to buy a good deal when you find it." I blogged about it when my dad came to visit and snarked at me. Ya gots to buy when ya sees it!

It's not like "I sold a dresser, so now I have to buy a dresser"....

Actually, I kinda like being surrounded by my projects and extra furniture awaiting painting; it keeps me motivated and reminds me that I do have a side-business that must be attended. If it were in an outbuilding, it'd be too easy to ignore!

XOX

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

My studio aka "the tasteful nook/lab" can NEVER be tidy. It is in some vortex of chaos, color, & 19 projects going on .And I LIKE IT. I've finally trained the Darling Husband to shut his eyes as he walks through. BUT I did buy an old restaurant kitchen prep table that holds so many piles of things. I recommend them 100%
ox lulu....
p.s. we wish u were going to TX too.

annette said...

MMM, i have a desk that i create on Sharon and it is stacked high at the moment with creative mess,so high that i can't see where the project is that i am supposed to be working on, as is the kitchen table and guess where we ate dinner tonight, you made me giggle, explained it so well!! :0)