Studio MakeOver Update

This challenge has been…challenging. The studio is still a messy place — but it is also a busy place overflowing with art.  YAY!

biz cards feb 2014

Participating in the studio makeover and declutter challenge didn’t help me  overhaul my work space in a big way, but it did help me make a few changes of the “when I get around to it” type, and that’s great.  Little annoyances add up so little fixes add up, too. And I do have several specific organizational solutions to implement going forward. I have been collecting stones to use to improve the view out my studio window and I am totally on the lookout for a drying rack!

I noticed with amusement that as soon as I cleared a space, something hopped into it.  Nature abhors a vacuum, so every glaringly empty spot  filled up immediately. Exhibit A : seed starting set-up claimed the pristine counter. (Aquilegia and foxglove and viola presently.)

post 4 seed starting counter

 

This is technically art-related because much of my work reflects my life-long interest in plants and landscapes.  On the other hand, that counter would have come in handy this week  when I needed miles of flat drying space.

Besides making art, delivering art to galleries, and taking some classes, I have been making advertising cards for our upcoming local CreativeHillsboro.com  creativity nights. I liked those cards so much that I whipped up a few matching style business cards for myself.

The cards (top photo) have pieces of original art glued onto them. The colorful bits are pieces taken from one of a kind monotypes that were individually printed by hand using a gelatin plate, acrylic paints, and semi-transparent paper.  Lots of variety in color, texture and of course metallic accents.  So each card is basically a work of art in itself. Yum. I am very pleased with how they turned out. And I hope the glue is dry, I need to use some today!

So that’s my latest (and maybe final) update from the studio makeover. Time to rush out the door, cards in hand.