21 October 2009
a studio a studio my kingdom for a studio
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.
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!