Saturday, April 20, 2013

My live, eat, sleep and work space

"You have done enough for now."  I told myself yesterday when I looked around and saw there was still stuff I wanted to do to the house.  For three weeks I have accomplished a lot.
The curtains are hung.  I so love Ikea that's were the curtains, rods, red framed mirrors  on the entry wall  and the blue metal table came from.

I have some place to eat.  I am so happy my oldest grandson Josh is so handy with the electric drill, a wrench and screw drivers. He put this set together for me.   My pub table will seat four when the drop leaves are raised, here it is shown with one down and  placed against the wall with three paintings that I did today for the space.  Painting on canvas... I much prefer cloth that is quilted.    Joann's daffodil sale was a good time to buy these three 12" x 24" canvases. 

This is a look at the office space portion of the great/lodge what ever they are calling these open space rooms now a days. 

The sewing studio part looks like it is being used which it is.  There is three plus yards of  soy soaked and dry silk waiting to be painted.  Tomorow I will look through my idea books for images to paint.

I also told myself  yesterday that what's left to be done can wait for a few weeks.   I am so itching to paint something, maybe three or four somethings  and get back to dyeing some fabric too. 

While at Joann's I looked  to see if they had any pfd fabric and I found none.  Hobby Lobby which carries Kona cotton is too far away to drive so I guess if I am going to get back into creating with my own dyed fabric I better look for an online source.

But in the meantime I will paint.  I put some soy beans in water and stuck them in the fridge to soak three days ago, ( so they were good and ready for the blender this morning after I said, "that's it for the house stuff".

I still need to have a laundry tub installed in the garage to make doing wet work more efficient, but I haven't gone in search of  the sink yet.  But I do have a plumber lined up for when I do.

Maybe next week.

My cloth line is stung across the garage and waiting to be used.  What a joy not to have the feeling of doing something against the rules, which I did have when I used to hang soy soaked silk on the apartment balcony to dry.  Not that anyone ever commented, but there was a no laundry drying on the balcony clause in my lease that I broke on more than a few occasions. 

I  have while decorating the house taken breaks from time to time during the last week  to do some quilting and last evening I finished the piece I started in the apartment several months ago. 
This will be the last post about the house since you know I am settled in and getting on to the art part of my life.

Speaking of the art and teaching part of my life, for those who might be interested I have added some pages at the top of the blog with dates for workshop I will give in my studio. 


creativedawn said...

Wow! Your new home looks so beautiful and comfortable! I just love the poppies! It is good that you have moved to a place where you can create! Your art is awesome! wish I lived in Florida!

Karoda said...

Juanita, tell me about your sewing table. It looks like the machine is flush with the table. Did you have that made? I gave up my big desk that I had a whole cut just didn't fit well in the new space, so my machine is sitting atop a kitchen table, which I might adapt.

Nina Marie said...

ohhh so glad you shared your sewing place! I'm hosting Sew Many Spaces on my blog - I would love it if you link up your post and share your space!

Alicia Godfrey said...

Looks like your office space is getting what it truly deserves. Overall, your home is dainty and comfy. It really helps to organise stuff and put some artsy details (i.e., paintings, plant-filled vases). Anyway, please keep sharing your ideas and thoughts. Have a good one!