What do you love about making art? For me, right now, I love how I get lost in it. I can sit and mess around with paints for hours, unaware of time, feeling no need to stop for dinner, wishing I could stay home every day to keep working on it.After touring all those great studios last weekend and the weekend before, I just had to do something with my workspace, right? Most notably, I needed some storage solutions, and to reconfigure my tables so that I could reach the storage area. (Minor detail - with the old configuration I was right next to the book case, but I had to either crawl under or reach over the table to get to the shelves!) So here it is. Plastic containers with drawers, on sale from Fred Meyer, are just right for storing paints, stamps, papers and doodads.
Another container with lots of little drawers is perfect for spools of thread, beads, and charms. Works in progress lie in wait on the table, finished pieces fill the walls. I know it would be good to have a design wall, but I like to see that I do sometimes finish projects!
This wall serves as the headboard to my bed - I like having flying dreams!
Two weeks working in this new configuration, I can say that I'm really liking it. I can actually put things away at the end of a session, making it more inviting the next time I can steal away to my little haven.
Today's work was trying again to get Grammie's face for a Día de los Muertos tribute. First try: better than yesterday's attempts.
Second try: Hey! This one looks like her! I might actually use it.
This is a pencil drawing from the other day. I like it as it is. Sometimes I'm afraid to mess them up with paint.
Finally, this is a face that went terribly wrong today, so I decided to just play with it. Oh yeah, sometimes it's way fun to mess up! I'm loving mixing up paints, pens, stamps and crayons.
Hmmm... it's 12:44 a.m. now. Perhaps I should go to bed? Up bright and early at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow!