Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Welcome to My Studio
This is where the 'magic' happens
Last year I finally broke down and created a studio for myself. Until then my art supplies were strewn all over the house...paper pads and paints covering my kitchen table, pencils, sharpeners and erasers in Gladware containers in my livingroom. In short...disorder and chaos. Finding what I needed took almost as long as the actual project at hand.
Now that the last bird(my youngest son, Casey) had flown the coop I had the spare room available. My first task was deciding what I REALLY needed to create a workable studio. I knew a suitable worktable was a must as was a floor lamp with a daylight bulb. I'm a bit of a night owl so the lamp was a great investment. Next came storage! I put up shelves and headed to the dollar store for containers, plastic drawer units, etc. I was in business! The best and one of the least expensive items I purchased was a Tablemate adjustable TV tray. Yup...one of those 'can't live without' things you may have seen on your telly. $29.95 bought me a TV tray that adjusts in height with a top that also adjusts to several angles, perfect for an easel. There's a lip around the tray itself that easily holds a pad of paper or a 1/4" piece of plexiglass or foamcore. It's lightweight so I can slide or carry it wherever it's needed. Since my computer is in the same room as my studio I use my computer chair as my work chair. Voila!