21 October 2009

a studio a studio my kingdom for a studio

My Studio Being Built in my Backyard from Lisa Solomon on Vimeo.



ok. i finally did it. a dumb slideshow of the progress of my studio being built. the slideshow is dumb - but the studio, oh the studio is not !

i think my husband wanted to kill me for having it built in the winter while i was pregnant [and then completed after the baby came early. i joked that the little would only be able to sleep to the sound of saws and hammering since she was so used to those noises]. truth be told that wasn't the smartest idea, but thankfully he succumbed to my whims. i had it in my head that if the studio wasn't done before the baby came that it wouldn't be done in "time". i sort of needed it there to make sure that i was still an artist. or that i could and would still be an artist along with being a mother. [i had some serious fears about losing my identity.]

it also destroyed our yard and made a lot of work for him. but now we have the studio - which i literally daily can not believe is MINE - a re-tooled yard w/ a great veggie patch - 2 brick patios for sitting/eating - and there's even a grassy area for CC to play on. [thank you hubby for working so hard on our yard]

what is super duper amazing is the design. provided by the fabulous John Riordan. who writes for sew green . and who also writes books, like Boutique Restaurants [full disclosure - the image on the cover of that book on the bottom was taken by me :)].

i NEVER EVER dreamed i could have a studio like this. designed by someone like john. during the whole process - from his inspiration board, to asking me what kind of light i liked [filtered], to walking me through the process of getting permits, to having him solve all these crazy problems with the contractor - he was amazing. i have only collaborated with creative people a few times and each time it has been one of the most rewarding things. this was no exception. it feels like i owe john my first born. i am forever grateful. thank you.

i love how it glows at night when the lights are on.....

i'll show you the inside soon.

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before i go. one link. the perfect blog for paper and pencil freaks [like me]
pencil talk . introduced to me by the lovely mr. levy . sigh and sigh again.

have a great week!

30 comments:

Tracy said...

oh what a perfect space lisa! like a sculpture. gorgeous. (can't wait to see inside!)

Sam said...

How wonderful for you! Love that glow at the end...

Hayley said...

It's incredible!

Cheers!

shari said...

oh my word. your studio is amazing and i bet working with john was fabulous. so excited to see the inside. xox

Esti said...

W o W !

It's perfect!

Anonymous said...

WOW, the glow is fantastic. It must be your hubby's loving support that helped to make all this happen. He must be the BEST!!

sally said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! Lisa, it looks amazing!!

Solo said...

Awesome! ;D

Solo
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jenifer74 said...

wow! it looks HUGE! amazing - i want to see the inside too :)

bugheart said...

it makes me
so happy
that it makes
you happy.
i think it
looks best
all glow-y
at night.

xox

life in yonder said...

I loooove the glow the studio at night too! Looking forward to see the inside! Have a good weekend!

christine said...

oh. my. stars.
it is gorgeous!
and it warms my heart just thinking about your grandma making it all possible.
xo

heather smith jones said...

Good holy cow Lisa, it is gorgeous! I have been wanting to see your studio for soooo long, it's glorious! Now I'm even more eager to see the inside. Is it your favorite place to be? I imagine... :)

craftapalooza said...

WOWOWOW Lisa! How awesome that is. The LIGHT is stunning.

UNIFORM Studio said...

all I can think of to say is
W O W.
it's like a dream.
I'm so happy for you Lisa!

tangled sky studio said...

what an amazingly beautiful place to create....the photos of the studio glowing at night are stunning. i'll be sure to check back for a peek at the inside!

beth

denise said...

I quite liked your slide show. It looks like a fabulous space. Can't wait to see the inside!

babelfish said...

What an amazing building, so grand-can't wait to see the inside. Hope you are extra productive and creatively inspired in your dream studio.

susan said...

it looks so perfect lisa - you are so deserving of such a space! can't wait to see the rest... the slide show was fun! hugs to you! susan

gracia said...

It glows, it glows... my, how it glows. What a studio! What a great and well deserved studio.

Katrina said...

lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous. i can't wait to see the inside too. what a little dream space. perfect.

Nicky said...

Wow! That is fantastic! How amazing! A dream come true. How exciting! A place to carry on doing your lovely stuff, : )

patricia zapata said...

I absolutely love it!! Enjoy it! :)

jen said...

wow, it's amazing, lisa! love the video.

blair said...

I would live in that space!!!! It is gorgeous Lisa, a space you want to run to every day. I can't wait to see the inside.

melissa s. said...

How exciting, to see your dream come to life. I totally get wanting to have it done before (or during) the little's arrival. I can't wait to see the insides!!!

julie said...

oh how fabulous. the way the light filters through..
i wish you many wonderful artists times in your new space.

louise said...

It looks amazing, Lisa. I'm so happy for you, it must be such a joy to visit each day. I can't wait to see the inside. xo lj PS Sorry I haven't been around of late, I confess to being a slack blogger.

shisomama said...

wow, that looks amazing, lisa! i imagine that it's light and airy inside. i loved being able to see the whole process like this.

Anonymous said...

thomas and i are sitting here we're both super jealous and also Thomas is hitting me cause he's depressed he doesnt have a studio like this! super excited for you.cant wait to see what amazing work will be created in there
xo
m&t