Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Been a busy day. Had an artist friend come by for lunch with his girlfriend who is visiting from Bali, and had to do some cleaning and cooking before they arrived. It is awfully hot here, and quite humid. I just filled up the kiddie pool again, and I will take a dip after I get back from the doctors (that lovely exam time!)
I pop in and out of my studio as it is under the trees and very cool. I have to run a dehumidifier, but it all seems to work ok. My studio was built out of 1/2 of my 2-car garage. We only had it filled with junk anyway, and it cost about 7,000 to do, but after doing the Artist's Way one day I took the plunge and decided I needed my own space. I ended up rolling it into my mortgage anyway, so I did not feel the crunch too badly.
It is the best thing I could have ever done. It is a lovely space with a picture window that looks out onto my yard, and has nice light, high ceilings. The only thing that could have made it better would have been skylights, but that can be done in the future.
I have a stereo, refrigerator, a two gallon jug of water. I wish it were big enough to put a loft in, but if I did that I might never leave it. It does not have running water though, and no bathroom.
The first pic is a watercolor I did of the side of it before I painted my house and put the studio in. Instead of two small windows, there is a huge picture window, and the house and studio is now barn red, sage, gold with spicy orange doors. It is very cozy and cottage like, much like the cottages of my youth.
Back out to the studio as it is storming pretty steadily here and I should get off the computer.
Till tomorrow! Patti
Posted by Patti Gibbons at 1:16 PM