Monday, December 04, 2006

New Studio Space

Yeah, the new studio space is at home now. It is good in many ways... the main one being cost. And it's close. I have all my worldly possessions in one spot. Handy.

I did get a little spoiled at the last studio. The two big rooms with sinks and tables and show space and teaching space. The nice central Arcata location. But, I never could afford it. Not the whole thing alone.

There are some adjustments to be made with the new setup, unpacking still to be done. But here's the scene as it is now...

I have one whole bedroom for my artgirl activities (Barney the Best Boyfriend in the Wholewideworld was all for it. He rocks!) It has big windows, pretty good light. Room for tables, a cabinet and shortly some bookshelves. Most of the dry type supplies like sewing, beads, painting stuff and kits.



There's a huge walk-in closet that spans most of the length of this wall. Holds lots of Mermaid goodies. I've packed away most of the knit clothing, but there's still room for the rayon stuff to hang.

The dye area has to be outside, since we rent. Ha. Luckily there is a big covered carport with water and electricity handy. I made due yesterday with just the dye table and a hose... had to do some things at the kitchen sink for the hot water. But eventually there will be a sink outside with a drain and hot water hooked up. Right inside the door (behind the tubs sorta) are the washer and dryer, THAT's very handy indeed (again, thanks to Barney).


I'm a little worried about how this spot will fair on a rainy day...the covered part leaks a bit. And it was a little cold being outside and all wet.

But the dog thought it was just great having me out there... and the view over the back yard was pretty nice.

3 comments:

Uncle Enore said...

Not only that, but it's very nice seeing pictures of Betty...

*Mermaid* said...

Awww... that's not betty. Betty has a prestigious place by the front door of the house, always fully clothed and wigged. Right now she's dressed in my Prague wedding outfit...

Uncle Enore said...

Sigh...see how the mind fades as one enters one's twilight years?