Art is messy.
It's a nice space with vaulted ceilings and a huge 5+ ft wide window. But it's cleaning time baby! ; ) I spent a day and a half on this. Here's what I did. See the shelf on the left there? It's gone. I don't have closets, so now I have four bookshelves on the wall opposite to the window. It's terrific actually because you can't see any of my 'stash' from anywhere in the house. You only see the sides of the bookcases. It's brilliant. I can see my stash, but no one else can. Plus it's all free of direct sunlight.
So here is my revamped workspace! All are evening photos with artificial light.
Here's the tour...
As you can see, I can't stand to sew on a little end table. I've seen those 'studio' magazines. Ew. I need SPACE. Both machines have big, flush surfaces so there's never drag. The Janome is the perfect thread painter & free motion quilter. The Kenmore is terrific at straight piecing and finishing postcards. Both are on all the time. They use the same needles and bobbins which is very cool.
I had a huge cutting surface, but since I do a lot of small work I decided to use the extra surface space for more art... sketching or painting or photographing or framing or hand stitching. Here's that space now.
|Night photo - but by day this is flooded with natural light & big blue sky in view.|
My space has two large 'L' shaped desks side-by-side. I make surfaces even bigger with unused doors. Doors make perfect craft tables. They are HUGE : ) To the left of that photo is the other 'L' of this desk, where I blog.
There you go - all set up. My surgery is Monday afternoon, and then I'll have this to look forward to. Sketchbooks awaiting! An electric pencil sharpener is on my list. OH! Speaking of which, my holiday shopping is ALL DONE. Yup. : ) I'm feeling some major freedom over that one.
|good night! : )|