This week announced the arrival of my….. NEW STUDIO!! I am so excited and ready to start making the perfect creative space for myself.
My new Art Studio
We decided that the cheapest and quickest way we could move forward with my art studio, temporary storage and a place for Ben to use his saws and other wood working tools while we continue to work on our home, was to get a portable building. We found a very reasonable solution (Ron’s Discount Lumber, Howe Ok) and we could have it painted to match our home.
The studio was placed on our property with the windows and door facing the pond so while I am sitting at my pottery wheel or art desk I will have THE MOST AWESOME VIEW!
Front View of my Studio
I am ready to move forward. As I sit in my healing room, I don’t feel healed and calm.I feel chaotic and overwhelmed with boxes and stuff all over the place. This weekend we will clear this room of all its craziness and move my gourds and my clay and all my STUFF to the studio! It is not ready for me to start working in it yet but it will clear my inside space to the point where I can FIND MY GOURDS and my tools!! Oh happy day with that one.
The Studio is 24 X 12 which should be more than plenty. My Studio in California was about 10 x 10 so I have lots more room. This time I get to organize it the way I want to work. Soon, hopefully this weekend, we will make a run to Home Depot for Electrical wire so that we can get the electricity in. Also on our to do list is insulation. The walls are just studs right now so its hot during the day, too hot to work. Insulation will help alot. As time and money permits we will sheet rock and lay some flooring! We placed the Studio where we originally had the Motorhome so the electric and water are already there. WooHoo.
This is the view from my Studio
Ben will share my space for a while. He has all his wood working tools at his folks house and most everything is still in boxes so he is feeling as overwhelmed and lost as I am when he needs something. What is worse is that he doesn’t even know what he has over there because he did not pack his boxes. And I can’t tell him what he has because I can’t identify most of his tools. The best I can do is say “what does it look like” and see if I remember anything like that. Eventually he will build his own shop but “It’s not going to yellow” he said! We will see about that!!
Wow… when I think back on this last past year I have experienced quite a bit of change. Moving to Oklahoma, living in my motorhome for 8 months, losing my baby brother to cancer, building a home, building a storefront for our business, making new friends, saying goodbye to old friends, driving to California with only my dog, Suzi, as a companion, packing up the entire Green Valley Lake house, having to sell that house as a short sale and feeling the pain and lose of all our equity as well as our credit ratings, And now I have a Studio.
Tomarrow, September 1, will mark the one year anniversary of the day we packed our business up and left California. We will make it. We are a bit older, maybe a bit wiser, absolutely more broke, but still excited for the future and all we can accomplish.