Monday, May 16, 2016

A Clean Enough Studio

The studio cleanup is done for now, there are still a few things that need to be gone through and sorted, but for now there is space to work.

The counter is visible and below is the wax table and the big board behind it, ready to use.

Directly below is the corner where all the old buckets of paint had been stored , for years. Now it holds the boxes I need for shipping.

The sink is visible again.
One end of the ten foot table has a new cover, the old one is hanging on the design wall so I can decide if it's done yet.

This space will never be pretty, but it's functional and feels good to work in. I've even spent some time sitting in that chair above pondering what to do next.

The Weekly Leaf
This week I started with a leaf that I found on the sidewalk while taking my morning walk. I rolled green paint onto my gelli plate placed the leaf (it had been pressed for a while) onto the plate. Did one print with a scrap of cloth and then took the leaf off and did my second print, which looks like a tree.


Daily Stitching updates

Gelli prints #131-#137

Shades of Orange #58-#64

This has been a very frustrating post to write, blogger won't let me add pictures like I normally do. Instead of being able to use the little photo icon that lets me load all of them at once, I had to drag and drop each one in individually. Not fun!

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. It feels good to clean up a big mess....when it is done!
    I try to keep things tidy but if there is a deadline looming than it can get pretty uncontrolled.
    Love you leaf print that looks like a tree!

  2. That leave print is awesome!!!
    I think it is not a problem to clean up your workplace. What for me is frustrating, that after a while it is a mess again!! You have a nice workspace!!

  3. I wanna come and play in your studio!! Wonderful!!

  4. I love your leaf-tree and I love your miniatures - so exquisite and simple. It's a great skill I can't master - to stop adding detail and let the simple lines and colors sing.

  5. I feel like a wrecking ball during most projects, and really try to clean up between them. That doesn't always work while one project overlaps the next. Also, I think 'clean' is really just know where our tools are, right?

    I have to tell you how I look forward to seeing your work each week. You've given me confidence to do many things I might not have been inspired to do on my own. Your prints, your stitching--both fabulous! You've really changed how I think about adding layers to a project. Thank you!