Wednesday, 1 September 2010

My "Studio"

When I am not teaching, taking photographs, working on my allotment, scrapbooking or making stuff for my Etsy shop I like to do the one thing that really brings me joy, the thing I am trained for and the thing that I most want to do in the future, and that is my art. Sadly my darling husband and I do not have a lot of money and thus no space for a permanent studio. To get by I have a sort of "get-it-out-when-you-want-it" studio that normally lives in the corner of our living room come dining room, and when it is out it resides on our dining room table. Like today for instance. I am currently working on some artwork for a friend of mine's partner who is a musician; he has commissioned me to produce some mixed media paintings that might work well on the cover of his next catalogue of sheet music. The music is all about different types of flowers with the lyrics to famous floral poems, so I am trying to make the artworks flower related. Anyhow, here is what my "get-it-out-when-you-want-it" studio looks like today, followed by some photos of the artworks:

I like to have my laptop with me when I am working so I can look online at different techniques and styles for inspiration.  I am fairly pleased with the artworks although I felt the second one was too pink, and the first one could have had a larger group of flowers in the middle.

Now what to do for the rest of the day?  It's a lovely summer day here in Berkshire, and I am being draw outside, maybe I will go for a walk.  Only two more days of my summer holiday left after today, and i am trying to live each one as if it were my last day on earth, thinking, "what would I want to do today if I was going to die tomorrow"  and not in a crazy kind of "I am going to do a bungee jump" sort of thing, but in a "living each day to the full" sort of way.
What are you doing today?



  1. Oh, I like your artwork! Very pretty pieces!!

  2. I really enjoyed seeing your work space, sunny, pretty and creative no wonder your created such beautiful pieces.


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