Hi again. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I hope you haven’t all moved on to someone funnier, smarter and who posts much more than I have been lately. But if you have, I totally understand. :)
Until lately, I’d been completely uninspired to do any art work. Back in November we learned that due to our short sale in 2010 we wouldn’t qualify to buy a new home for at least another year. It didn’t matter that we had enough saved to pay 20% down. It was depressing.
I hated renting….especially renting from someone who was more than a little anal about his lawn…of all things. We lived in that house for over a year and never fully moved in, if you know what I mean. We never wanted to make the rental a home and get complacent about living there. So it was depressing to find out that we would have to stay for yet another year.
But My Guy and I decided to get creative. Instead of going for a conventional mortgage we decided to look for a home whose seller was willing to finance the purchase. I’d done it before so I had no qualms about it. But we had a lot of “Wants” and “Must haves” so we were sure it was going to take a while. We got lucky, after few short weeks of looking we found one and WE MOVED!! Packing, moving, cleaning, unpacking, rearranging etc… it all takes a while.
Among the wants and must haves was a studio/office for me. This place has a detached studio space that is 18’ X 15’ ---how cool is that? Here are some pictures of the space just before I moved in.
This is my art side: Love those shelves! I plan a painting area, a paper crafting/collage area and a sewing area. I have lots of fabric that’s still in storage that I want to pull out and play with. I also have glass and plates to mosaic with and I want to paint furniture..see there is no end to those “wants.”
This is my office side….there is room for a desk, file cabinets and printer on this side.
And it has two huge windows on the north and west side.
I’m excited about the possibilities. To date I have moved in, the shelves are filled, but it’s not exactly right yet. It’s a work in progress.
Speaking of work, my first journal page in weeks:
Thanks for stopping by, Come back again soon. I hope not to make a stranger of myself for too much longer.