Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Back to work!

It feels great to be back to work. While the space looks like a disaster, I know exactly where everything is. I'm starting two new paintings (on the easels), while completing a third (on the work bench, facing backward). The table is covered with stuff for my box making operation. If you go back into the archives, there are photos here and there of the boxes I paint. Not showing in this photo is my press (you can see just a bit of the wheel in the lower left corner of the studio picture. I have room to be working on prints while doing all of the other stuff you see. This is just the way I like it, with lots going on all at one time.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Moved In–More or Less

I ran into Jimmy (one of the guys who moved my heavy stuff into my new studio on Monday evening). He said he's grateful for BenGay. Apparently, I was right that carrying awkward things up what seemed to me to be a very steep flight of stairs was indeed a major ordeal! (See last blog to admire staircase).

I spent the better part of the day yesterday getting art supplies organized and put into place. Hopefully I'll remember my organizational thinking when I go to find various items.

Now it's time to get back to work. I plan on starting a whole variety of new projects, luxuriating in my more expansive space!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Steepest Stairs

This evil set of stairs slowed down the progress of moving into my studio! The top photo is from the 2nd floor looking down. The other view is looking up. Neither do justice to just how steep and long this staircase is. After many, untold numbers of trips up and down with boxes of art supplies, I got stuck. My bigger items (desk, etching press, tables, etc.) are way too heavy for any normal 2 people to manage.

I used all my ingenuity to round up two extra strong people willing to do the dirty deed. Just as I was about to give up in despair, I was rescued by Jimmy and his nephew. Stay posted for how it all turned out.