Sunday, 29 May 2011

A productive weekend

Hi everyone, I hope you have enjoyed your weekend. 

It is Sunday night and I am just about to go into my neighbours house for a lovely relaxing dinner after a hard day spent in the garage, shifting, moving and throwing out. I mentioned a few posts ago that I am moving my studio out to our garage which I will share with our campervan. The cupboards have been measured up and ordered so it was up to me to make some space for them. 

Here is what I started with, minus the box trailer which used to live in here but has been relegated to the yard now, cold and lonely covered by a tarp. 

Oh well, all in the name of progress of my painting space I say.

So today I needed to clear the bikes and other paraphernalia that we had accumulated over the years. All of my canvases on the high shelf have to come down so the cupboards can go underneath then against the brick wall. The old desk is a lucky pickup when my husbands work was cleaning out their offices and this was going to the rubbish pile. 
So here it is now

All of my canvases are on top of our campervan, 3 bikes are up on the wall behind it and the space is nearly ready for the cupboards to go in. Just have to get rid of a weights bench and 1 more bike and take down the shelving. I have a great big pile of stuff to donate to the charity shop and I also chucked a lot away........ ahhhhh that feels so much better....

I must say that it has taken over 10 years for me to get my own space so I am really excited about it. I know it will be tiny but it will be all mine. I have some carpet coming, a new heater for my cold feet and a new light to go in overhead. I intend to have a big declutter when I finally move in here so that everything has its own place without needing a miners hat on to find something.

Needless to say there hasn't been much art journalling going on at the moment but I did get a chance to do a doodle while I was watching the last Oprah show. I am a huge Oprah fan, and credit her for changing the way I look at the world, at people and at myself for which I am forever grateful.

It is on a background of yellow paint then I drew with coloured pencils, then with Staedtler fineliners and again with coloured pencils.
So now it's time to rest this sore body of mine and enjoy some good company. I leave you with a quote from Oprah's last show.

"you.. have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world"
For me, one thing that sparks the light in me is creativity



Janet said...

Isn't it great to be able to have a space just for you? You did a great job clearing everything out. I'm sure you'll be spending many happy hours out there doing what you love.

I, too, am an Oprah fan and she has definitely changed my life. She has made a huge impact on the world. I thought her last show was amazing. I recorded it and have watched it several times already.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lee,
Oh great stuff!!!
Nothing like having your own space to clutter up lol
I'm soo happy that its finally happening for you.
The page is soft and gorgeous!
Have a wonderful, creative week,
Anna said...

I love this quote. Have a great week.

Ro Bruhn said...

You won't know yourself when you have your own space, it really does make such a difference. I love your journal pages, they're very inspiring. Thanks for all of your lovely comments too.

itsaworkof Art said...

Hi Lee,
looks like good news for you there! your own 'creative' space. Blessed are you.
I always enjoyed reading your quotes;)
Have a wonderful week ahead.
July (itsaworkofart)

Serena Lewis said...

I believe Oprah has made a positive impact on so many lives worldwide. I'm a huge fan too.

A lovely journal page!

Congratulations on having your own studio space...YAY!! You will love it!

Have a great weekend,
Serena :)

Anonymous said...

Once you get your space set up the way you like, which is going to be totally awesomr btw, then the art journal pages will begin to flow at a steady pace. You'll be so thrilled to have such a well deserved place to work in and call your own!

Keep us posted on the progress.

Ciao Bella!


Cindy Lane said...

What a Herculean task! I bet you needed a big lie down after that mammoth job!

May your new space bring forth many wondrous pieces. Look forward to seeing the finished space.



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