I thought you might be interested in seeing how our little corner of the world turned out. Come on in -- I'll give you a quick tour..
Here's Sabrina's drawing area. She bought a beautiful drawing table with several months' allowance (she saved over the summer) from Jerry's Artarama. She keeps all of her pencils, pens, etc. in clear glass jars (from mayonnaise, pickles, etc.!) and they really look nice. (Lisa, do you recognize anyone in particular in this picture???)
Here's my area. Nothing changed here really. Just re-organized. The fabric is folded and put on some shelves out of Sabrina's room when she was a baby. They were unfinished pine and I put a clear polyurethane coat over them. The sewing desk my husband built out of plywood and covered with laminate. Really, really inexpensive - but very functional. It's also just the right height for me. (Lisa and Monica, do you recognize anything in this picture???)
On the other side of the room is another table my husband built where we keep the light-box, paint rack and a few other misc. things. I also lay a cutting mat over top of it and I can do some cutting on there. When I have yardage to cut, we have a freestanding table from Sam's club that is about 8 feet long and 3.5 feet wide that I set up in the middle of the room and then put away when I'm done cutting.
The walls used to be light blue with a slate blue floor. It was pretty, but the blue didn't reflect the light very well and was a bit depressing. I bought new daylight tubes for the flourescent fixtures (WOW what a difference.) I picked out a nice light yellow for the walls and a very light (almost white) epoxy for the floor. Not a huge room (about 15x16) but big enough for three work stations and lots of open space for Gizmo and Tobie. We also have a little closet in the back that is lined with shelves for supplies. And with the painted cement floor - if we spill something, or drop a paintbrush or a soldering iron - it's no big deal. The best part - NO clutter! I can't work in clutter.
Tomorrow promises to be a wonderful day. No work - and ALL play! I've got some serious catching up to do.
First Order of Business: Finish the runner up prize I promised to make as a Pink Artist for Girl Gone Thread Wild's Drawing for Love Squared which is to occur on October 15th. This piece is done, I'm just waiting for the paint to dry and I will post pictures of it Monday.
Second Order of Business: Finish up applique big blocks.
Third Order of Business: Get started on that huge pile of Christmas gifts!!
It's oh so good to be back. I'll see you around!!!
P.S. I have the best husband in the world!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX