Making my space a more beautiful space!
My tag line is “make your space a more beautiful place” , the idea being that anyone can enhance the pace they live or work in, with artwork.
This summer has seen massive change in my life, by me leaving full time work ( I have been a full time teacher for over 20 years) to finally devote my time, full time, to being an artist.
I’m lucky enough to have a studio in my garden already.
Over the past few years the studio has been partially occupied by my artwork and easels, combined with a storage space for garden furniture, other stuff, and has provided us with useful space to lay out food and drink during barbecues and parties.
So, during August, with the help of my Dad and my husband, the space is being re-modelled to become a professional space, rather than a glorified hobby room.
It started with a plan to remove the massive drawing boards and replace them with a workbench, with enough room for four or five people to work. Thus allowing me to teach small classes, something I enjoy a great deal.
Luckily for me, my Dad pointed out, that before we do that, we really ought to put a nicer, and better floor down. Meanwhile my husband (a scientist) suggested I re-worked the sink area enabling not only a wash station for hands and brushes, but also enough space to retain damaging chemicals so that they can be disposed of properly, rather than down the sink. This is easy to achieve when its only me painting, but more difficult to organise when managing four or five painters.
Suddenly the project appeared to be larger, and more expensive than I’d originally anticipated. However this is such an important process to go through. Not only is my studio being changed and re-modelled but so is my mind. I’m making the move, physically, emotionally and intellectually from part time artist to full time professional.
Here are the starting photos. An entrance space, used for storage and a downstairs space for painting. I’ll post the process and finished studio in the coming week.