handy flower pot that doubles as a brush holder (tan one)
canvas brush roll-up case ~ keeps my finest brushes safe and sound...
expanding studio shelving
close~up prairie storm
12 x 24 mixed-media on masonite
these are just a few pics from my expanding studio. i am having fun creating a larger working studio. i have several ideas in the mix. tools of the trade are numerous. i can find many of my art supplies at my local hardware store and at a nearby art store. various things inspire like my brand new (delivered today) PotteryBarn catalog. i love and use their wall paint colours. the problem is each time i paint a room, PB comes out with an even better colour. i am a colour junkie. oh i digress...what i love most about this issue is the architect's drafting table for $999 and I have one even sturdier that i refurbished years ago simply for the cost of sandpaper, paint and wood stain. it's priceless to me...someday, i'll photograph mine and post it. i am adding a new easel, the H frame style that will hold much larger canvases, and a full size sculpting stand. i'm a happy girl! :)
have i bored you yet with my musings about my studio and tools of the trade? nah! the other great find is containers, baskets galore that look just like PB baskets only a heck of a lot cheaper. i have many and one of the coolest studio cabinets i have is an 'inherited' Panama Jack sun care pine wood display cart on wheels. it has tons of shelves and houses many of my goodies. my latest find is a Dorm Storage Tower with an adjustable to 9' tension pole from BED BATH & Beyond ~ so cool and handy and it's black to match the black wrought iron on my drafting table and my black shelving.
i like things that coordinate (my inner designer requires this ;)
until next time...and please visit my last post for another new painting ~ see below.