Monday, March 24, 2008

Ebb and Flow of Studio Set-up

Dscn2868 It has been ebb and flow...it seems like so little has been done but I just uploaded new photos to the Make A Way photo album and reflecting on the behind the scenes stories, there has been a huge amount of work performed mostly by others and as much as I can do also.  Toward the end of last week I had to take 2 days of bedrest and I'm in that mode again today.  My father purchased some anti-fatigue mats and I went back to Lowes to purchase another set...I'm realizing that basic work functions must include ergonomical comfort.  Peter ordered a chair from Overstock.com for my sewing chair...I purchased some daylight bulbs from Lowes, and adjustable height tables from Costco.  Later this evening my youngest son and his friend will move in a comfy tv chair and ottoman I found on Craigslist...I had intended to wait on this but it was such a great chair going for dirt cheap that I didn't want to pass on it. We'll pick it up this evening. I've made a request on Freecycle for ceiling tiles but so far no replies, but I've managed to unload a coffee grinder and a round banquet table to other freecyclers.



The funny thing that has kept me chuckling when I'm in the basement is that my mother's ironing board is actually a wood one...an old wood one.  I've seen these when I'm browsing at the 2nd hand shops but didn't realize that my mother still uses one!  You can see it in the photos across from the tv.





7 comments:

  1. I had much less to do (and much less to do with it) when I moved my studio from one room to the one next to it. The entire process of
    repurposing a room, even if for one's own purposes, is Exhausting.
    Take care, keep at arm's length if you can, until it's ready to be occuppied.

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  2. Progress! Every little thing counts as progress toward your goal. The chair sounds great and may end up being your favorite sanctuary in the midst of your studio.

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  3. Take it easy. You are making progress. The important thing is for you to stay healthy and have energy to create. Hangeth in!! Got hope!?

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  4. everything will be done in time, enjoy the process of making your own space. it will come together, don't fret. Take care of yourself, so that you can enjoy your new studio.

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  5. You don't look very happy in that new studio! Maybe throw some fabric around to make yourself feel at home? Hee hee!

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  6. You look exhausted...but have accomplished so much. You need a respite before making art. I know your head is full of ideas so let them stew.
    Weird how doing something you want can get to you but it happens to all of us. Love the ironing board. My mom also had one but it is long gone. Learned to iron my father's handkerchiefs on it.

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  7. So wonderful to see the basement coming together!!!

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