Welcome to my new studio.
Below is a shot from the classroom into the hallway with a little glimpse of my studio side.
What an amazing difference a coat of paint makes! Of course, it was hard to get to the walls in my studio there was so much trash in the way.
I'm extremely lucky to have great studio space on my third floor: a classroom, a studio and a bathroom. In a massive effort over the summer, a load of trash got cleared and I've been picking away at it since then. With my daughter home for a couple of months, I've put her to work with a paint brush. The entry is now a cheery periwinkle with fresh pear-green trim. The classroom is the inside of a juicy apricot. My studio space is still sorta white. Which I thought I'd like but am not diggin' at all. I think I need to be cocooned in color.
What did I clear?
Stuff that was given to me (awfully hard to refuse free stuff) that I'd never properly sorted.
Odd assortment of found objects that I loved and saw great potential in but just am not using.
Some things were donated, some are taking up space in the landfill.
The curtains on the landing were recycled straight out of my fabric stash. The skeletons were made ages ago by my kids and I for Halloween. The little chest was brought home from my husband and sitting atop it is a very funny fabric bird made by my friend, Susan. It is so good to be able to see and enjoy these things.