October 5, 2009

Studio , Spiders, and Stuff, Oh My!

I have been promising and promising to post studio photos so I thought perhaps I should make good on that promise. Please ignore the spiders. They pay their rent and tidy up when I'm finished, so we get along fine.

It's nothing fancy. Just a basement with all my toys and goodies in it, but it's all mine.

Things are clean !!! I managed to purge so many things that were just taking up space. I passed them on to artists who could use them to make their own magic. Then my ever so generous daughter gave me shelves and storage. WOOHOO! Love that kiddo, I do!

So everything finally has a place and the spiders and studio sprites try to keep everything in it's place.

I really must get some more lighting. (Hint to anyone that is buying me birthday or Christmas/Yule gifts... I need Ott lights! Take up a collection - pool your money!)

I have enough light to work, but it would be so wonderful to have full spectrum lighting. :::sigh::: Some day, but for now, I'm just happy to have my own little corner of the Under-dark.

See I have all my little glasses lined up with my pencils, pens and markers. That way I can grab my sketch book anytime an idea flutters by. Like this one:

Yes, Virginia, I really do have a sketch book and I intend to start posting some sketches for you to check out. I do think I will scan them though. This picture didn't turn out very well. She will be another wood piece. I found the twig while weeding my other flower garden. That would be the one that I had to weed before the neighbors began a campaign to declare it a wilderness reclamation site. I'm so embarrassed. LOL Maybe next year I'll be energetic and get a real flower/herb garden started.

The lovely tapestry was a gift from my "Music Man". I'm so lucky to have such a wonderfully supportive partner. If I had made a list of everything I wanted in a man and lit a few candles, ::giggle:: the result would have been my Music Man. How did I get so lucky?

This little guy is Poe. He has been my creative familiar since 1998. He's a little warn and missing a few (read LOTS of) feathers, (not unlike me) but I wouldn't know what to do without him. He keeps an eye on the place and makes sure the spiders & studio sprites do there job. I also discuss new ideas with him. He has a really interesting point of view and a warped sense of humor. I'll spare you the "Nevermore" joke he told me last week. :::cringe:::

So if you would, keep checking back with us. Poe & I would love to have you by, anytime. Just don't step on the spiders.

Moonbeams & Blessings,