Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A New/Old Studio....

Did you have a good three-day weekend....at least here in the States? Did you cook-out....go to the beach, the mountains, or just have a picnic in the park? Sounds good to me! Wanna know what we did?? Nothing like any of that!

Since HB has retired he has started on a new/old direction with his life and he needed some space of his own. He is setting up a small recording studio. HB was a disc jockey for many years (before I met him)....he was on the air in Boston, Florida, Texas, Washington, DC, and several other places. He has a great voice!! So he is going to try to do voice-over work now that he's retired. Obviously he needs a place where he can set up a small sound-proof booth. We thought we could manage it in a portion of the office but that wasn't working. So I suggested why don't we switch rooms. I would take the office downstairs for my studio and he could have the studio upstairs for his space. Great idea....tons of work!!!

Here is my "old" studio being dismantled....



And here are some of HB's things being brought up....



This is one side of my "new" studio. I'll keep my desktop computer just as it is over in the corner. I have a bookcase and some other drawers dividing this space and you can see one of my work tables set up here. My plan is to cover the back of the bookcase with cork and use it as a bulletin board. I think this side of the room will become my "clean" work area....for sewing etc. "Hedy" is my mannequin head I use when I crochet hats. I haven't done any for quite some time but I keep her anyway. She's keeping watch over the transition!



On the opposite side of the room is my other work table. You can also see some boards stacked along the side. They will become shelves over both work tables. There will also be a shelf that goes around three sides of the room, up high above the doors and window. I'll use that to store things I don't need to access all the time....and maybe also some of my pretties will go up there.



I think this is going to work so much better for both of us. HB will have a secluded space for what he wants to do and I will have my studio just a few steps from the garage art space I recently set up, and also very close to the backyard where I can do spray painting....weather permitting!

So for the next few days you might not see much of me around Blogland....and I'm sure there won't be any art for a few days! I have no idea where anything is right now!! Today I'm going to begin unpacking boxes and try to get some things put back. I'd like to go slow and think it through so that I won't have to be doing this again in a couple of weeks! I hope this is the last time I have to do a major overhaul of the studio. I'm really getting tired!! In the past few days I'd hate to guess how many times I've gone up and down the stairs carrying boxes and stuff. Too many, that's for sure! I'm ready for some R&R....