“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” -Twyla Tharp
We are expecting a frost this week, so I spent yesterday bringing in all my house plants and Bob helped me make plastic covers that I can unroll to protect my herbs. If I cover them, I can have fresh herbs all winter long.
My studio is a 10×12 bedroom – stuffed already with all my art making supplies, my computer, drawing table and work tables. Adding plants just made it cozier.
Below is a shot of my drawing table and window. Currently I’m using this area to study my Master Gardener notes. I also use this area quite a bit to work in my sketchbooks. Those plants have really taken up a lot of space!
This next photo is where I work the most. I’ve found that it’s hard for me to work on an easel. I am constantly scraping, scratching and sanding, so the easel is not sturdy enough. I do prop my work on it periodically, because it’s easier to see what’s going on looking at it straight-on instead of it laying flat.
Another shot of my main work area. I decided to continue working on my Cave Horses painting. It just needs more color/contrast.
Here is my easel. It’s going to be a little more difficult to see my paintings with that plant living there this winter.
In this photo you can peek at my herb garden just outside my studio doors. See the rolled plastic?
Here’s another work table and you can see some of my framed pieces. Bob is my framer and he framed these this weekend.
Saturday night we attended the SAAG Juried Exhibit opening in Blue Ridge. My ‘Girl In A Yellow Dress’ was hung among some beautiful work. It was very humbling to see it. Most of the work juried into the show were beautiful renderings of wildlife, still life and portraits. There were a few abstract pieces, but no folk art. I’m amazed -and thrilled- my piece made it into the show. And right down the street from this exhibit is the gallery that is now carrying my work. It was the first time I had seen it hung. It was a happy evening and I’m now very inspired to keep working. I have a couple of cradled boards and sketches ready to begin.
Hope everyone has a fun productive week!
“In the universe, there are things that are known and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.” -William Blake