Thursday, August 25, 2011

Under Pressure

I had this idea while I was drifting off to sleep last night. This is sketched out while the kids were eating breakfast this morning. I'm calling it "Under Pressure" and it's a study for a mixed media piece I'm going to do. I used water soluble oil pastels over pencil. I have a couple of variations in mind--if any turn out, I'll try to post them.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Art Cave

Since I haven't posted in awhile, I thought I might treat you ;) to a few pictures of my art cave. Consider it a work in progress. Yes, it's an unbelievable mess, but I swear that if you had seen it just a few weeks ago, you would be impressed with how orderly it is now. You can actually walk the length of it without tripping over something.

I call it my art cave because it's in the basement, and frankly, the lighting sucks. My art supplies are in random boxes, some labelled, some not. On the bright side, I did organize all my art magazines so that they are little bit easier to find. Also, my awesome husband bought me a wood board to make a new work table--I'm using two old bathroom drawer units as the base--like the rest of the art cave, it's a work in progress.

My kids also have some of their art supplies down here, although, at this point, I don't allow them to work down here--they are just a bit too young and I have supplies better left for mature hands.  Since most of the rest of the basement serves as storage space, the biggest challenge is to keep that junk out of my space.

I have big plans ahead for how I ultimately want this room to look. Some paint, some lighting, a bit more structural organization and it will be a real studio. Considering how limited in space we were in our last house, I'm feeling pretty lucky I have this much room to work with, even if it is in a "cave."

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