Monday, March 30, 2009
my new space!
So I've been working away on my little studio space and it is finally almost done. I figured now was as good a time as any to post some photos and make it official! It's been so fun to finally have a real space that is mine. I've been squirreled away in the attic for a few years now, and while initially that space was okay, it was far from ideal. It had very little light or ventilation, both required for creating art! It was too far off the beaten path, which kept me from using it often enough. And it was always both a space for me and a spare bedroom, so it never really felt like either.
Now that we completed the house addition, our old den is the perfect new studio space for me. It was a little L-shaped room that housed our desk and a TV for the kids. Not ideal for them as they have grown (A LOT) and they and their friends were too big for such a small space. The desk is now in our old living room, awaiting it's transformation into a sitting area/library (?) and the TV and couch were moved to the new basement area, which is much bigger and far far away from us so we don't have to hear hours of Def Leppard and Bon Jovi as played by said children and their friends on Rock Band. It's the perfect scenario for all of us.
Now my little space is all about me! First of all it's PINK. I myself can't believe I chose pink, because I've never been a girly girl and never really loved the color, but I decided that this shade (Benjamin Moore "Precocious" was perfect and bright, reminded me of all the things I like about being a girl. I moved a lot of my supplies into the new closet area, and then installed some Home Depot shelves to hold some of my treasures, my books, journals, etc. I moved the big comfy chair from the family room, which is the perfect color and the perfect spot for my morning coffee and thinking spot, got some new curtains at Target that are white and frilly and sweet, and moved my table and lamp into the spot where the couch once was.
I still need to work on putting up an inspiration wall and hang some of my favorite artwork (like my print from this cool chick and a favorite photograph that this lovely girl took) but it is almost there! Voila! I love it and I think I'm going to finally be my best creative self there! I hope so anyway . . .