I feel like I haven’t painted/done anything creative in forever! We decided to get wood floors installed upstairs and to move my studio out of the second bedroom in order to create space for our upcoming adventure. So ALLLLLLLL my cherished art and painting supplies were packed up and stored in the spare bathroom while we waited for the flooring people to work their magic.
We waited for what seemed like months for the flooring to be delivered and installed. (Actually, it was only a few weeks, but still. When the house was in totally disarray, it certainly felt a lot longer. ) They finished installing everything about two weeks and then the daunting task of unpacking and putting everything away began. We spent DAYS unpacking, sorting through things, and moving everything back.
Once I emptied all my art supplies from the second bathroom and moved things into my new smaller studio space, I still couldn’t paint because I didn’t have any floor protection (one of the reasons we decided to finally get the flooring is because the rug in the former studio was in really poor shape thanks to me. Paint is super messy!) I ordered an area rug for our bedroom (yay! no cold feet in the morning), the new nursery, and for my new studio space and waited (im)patiently for them to be delivered.
My studio rug arrived last week and I moved my easel and paints out to their new home on the loft.
I’m still not 100% finished with re-arranging my new studio space. I don’t think I have my easel in just the right spot yet and I need to figure out my lighting situation. And, I’m in dire need of better storage solutions. Not pictured is the chaos on and under my work desk (you can see a tiny portion of it on the left side of the photo) and the piles and piles of canvas and paintings stacked in the corner behind my easel. I was also going to purchase the create your own desk combo from Ikea for our computer/work space (not pictured yet) but G found a great tutorial and is really excited to try and build one instead. Hopefully, in the spring we can make that happen. In the meantime, do you know where I can get file cabinets for cheap?
Next big project: Finishing the nursery!