|This definitely beats sitting at the kitchen table again.|
|How do you like that floor to ceiling tile behind the black shelving rack?|
|Bought these flat files back in Michigan at a second hand office supply. I love them.|
|I like art instruction books. I used to buy them, but now I'm not allowed. (I have videos, too!) Thank goodness for the local library cooperative.|
|There's still a bit more that I haven't photographed - the easels, oil paints, "wax off" table, but I haven't finished the spring clean-up.|
Almost three years ago, we left a contemporary house in Michigan and moved into a 70's house here in Oregon. Our home is called a "daylight ranch," which means it looks like a one story dwelling from the outside front entrance, but is actually built into a hill so the downstairs walks out into the backyard.
After we moved here, we managed to bring most of the main level into the 21st century. Unfortunately, the downstairs has been left behind. It will remain left behind for the foreseeable future. The studio is downstairs.
It might not be the studio of my dreams, but I am thankful for the great space and all of the wonderful art materials my husband and I have shared.
For the last two years, Tim and I have attended Portland Open Studios. We've visited commercial studios, loft studios, basement studios, bedroom studios, kitchen studios, whole house studios and garage studios. Each reflects the personality of the artist.
So, this is a glimpse of my personal haven. It's not a true glimpse, though. It's really too clean. Most of my favorite things have been put aside for the moment. And I think it would be more fun looking at how messy it really gets.
I'll keep the camera handy and come back with a couple of pics of the real world very soon.