I smile whenever think about inadvertently hogging the table, at workshops I used to take.
There would always be 2 people assigned to each long table. Gradually 'my space' would slowly take over most of the table, crowding out the person at the other end.
There never seems to be enough table top space here. I have a couple projects going at once right now and need more places to put things. Chairs. game table & even a garbage can are making it work but I'm still looking forward to that IKEA run!
I was putting the room back together where we hung up the leaning shelves.
Freed up one of the tabletops in the studio by moving the sewing machine into the spare room right by the studio. It's on a game table now. Not sure that will work - not enough table top space.
I can sew the collages in there when I get to that point. We'll see how that goes.
Also moved the extra BFK and other large flat art work in there too.
Figuring out how I can make better use of the table top space. I need areas for painting, drying papers, organizing the painted papers to be able to see what I have while I'm working, glossy picture box, fabric scraps, and of course a working space.
Nelson says, "Do you want to buy another table at IKEA?"
Table top shots while working on the dye vat collages in the studio today.
2 leaning picture shelves in the spare bedroom. Nelson's had this project going for a couple weeks. Being busy, the project's been in start and stop mode for weeks, but we finally got them up & painted.
He uses poplar for all the art shelves in the house. This wood resists twisting in the drying process, so the boards are great for shelves.
• Shelf with wall taped during final painting.
Used same 'ivory' as on the walls, though this was a low semigloss. Keeping the look minimal.
Was going to paint today but got inspired by brown paper bags.
So I took a zag in the path to cut down, iron & gesso 5 bags.
I worked on paper bags before and liked the results.
So getting paper bag surfaces ready for paint.
My dear friend, Marcia, brought me the turquoiseT-shirt I'm wearing, back from the Cambodia Hope Organization aka CHO. She did art in Cambodia with women and children suffering from traumatic pasts, including children rescued from sex trafficking. Marcia is one of my heros. She has taken art to very hard places-where I could never go-Cambodia was one of them.
Marcia is on another journey now, to an even harder place, at home fighting cancer. Her story is compelling, sometimes humorous, sometimes raw, but always very real. She pulls no punches & is creating art all along the way. Meet my friend Marcia on her blog and website & be inspired!