Sunday, October 31, 2010

The studio is completed!

Wow!  I can't believe it has been nearly two months since I last posted.  I have been so focused on completing my studio that I have completely neglected everything else.   I apologize for the silence.

Bert and I took over the completion of the building due to a shortage of funds. If I knew then what I know now, I would have figured out a way to come up with the money and let the builder complete it.  It seemed to go on indefinitely.  I have also decided that I never want to do drywall again. :-)   However,  I am so thankful to my precious husband for building me such a wonderful workplace.  It is a delight to be able to go out there and work in my own space.

I finally received the CO from the building inspector about 10 days ago. From the moment I moved in, I knew the area would be too small to use for both storage and as a workspace, so I have decided to keep most of my sewing supplies in the house and use the studio as my main work area.

I have also kept everything either mobile on wheels, or easy to move, so that I can adapt the space to my changing needs.  Since I am still continuing my pattern designing business as well as pursuing my art career, I have to be able to change it from an art studio to a sewing studio to a quilting studio at a moments notice.  Thankfully the current set-up allows me to do that.  I only wish my brain could shift gears as quickly.

As soon as I had the studio set up,  I started designing a new quilt pattern.  The sample quilt you see here is now quilted and ready for me to add binding to it tomorrow.  I think it is turning out really well.  I am calling the pattern "Woven Tiles".  It appears more intricate than it actually is.  In fact, I think it is really easy to piece.  I should have the pattern instructions completed, printed and ready to ship out by this Wednesday.

I have also continued my painting classes each week, and this past Tuesday completed a new watercolor.  I haven't named it yet, but I think it turned out pretty well. I enjoyed painting it.

Well, as you can see, I have already begun putting my studio to good use.  I look forward to heading out there tomorrow morning bright and early.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! It looks like a wonderful place to create!