So now I am officially open, I thought I would show you round the new studio.
I need to get some good signage as I am in the last studio in the Centre and round a corner at the back. At the moment I have this inherited banner and have added a laminated logo onto it.
As you come round the corner you see the front area and garden by my studio.
I moved my old sign ove,r but I think I need to get something new but it will have to wait a little while, until I know what I want and what I can afford.
As you walk through the door then you can see the bookcase I painted to hide the sink area. Is quite handy to put baskets of cards on. I have got card stands but somehow they didn't look right, but maybe when I am more used to it all they will come back out again.
I am pleased with the hanging rail system, now its all sorted its easy to use. It was slightly difficult to set up but as always Mr Wd sorted it out for me.
Behind the bookcase is the kitchen area, I could have put all the kettle cups etc in the back but wanted it easy for my students to access.
I find myself gravitating to the bar, and sitting on the stools by it. I quite like being over at the back. Only time will tell if that is where I end up working, or if I use the table and chairs.
I added a hook to the side of the bookcase to hang a sample of my bags as the rest needed to be folded up and as they wouldn't stay, so I ended up putting them in cellophane bags.
The browser for my art work is on the left . It was an ebay bargain that I picked up last week for £10, I was so lucky as they normally go for £30 +
My students desks have been a slight disappointment , the laminate is already chipping and I am tempted to take them back, but its so much hassle and I am not sure when I will get time . Also the legs don't adjust, so as my floor is not very straight the tables wobble a bit and my project this week it to get something under the legs to get the table straight, before my first students come in on Wednesday.
The bottom wall has my guest artists for January. The left ones , the trees, are by Greg Hunt who will be in my studio, working once a week. The ones on the right are by Gail Clarke.
At the back there are 2 comfy chairs by a bookcase that has all my Art books on, I am hoping some students will like to sit there reading the books and magazines. I have got an old yellow sofa that will probably go there when I can persuade someone with a van to pick it up, as it wont fit in the car.
This is the view from the windows, I think it will be great if the students want to sit out and sketch the horses.
This is my storage area out the back