Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Having a blast here, you should hear the kids: "most tricked-out house yet!" "best house ever!" and the like. Good kids!

halloween night

bats in windows

happy jack

Monday, October 29, 2007

Repurposed Space

I got a bright idea the other day when trying to figure out how to fit all the guests in for my son's birthday party: instead of trying to squish a dining room in alongside a second, mostly un-used livingroom, turn it all into diningroom! At first I thought I'd just move it around for the party and then move it back... but now I think I'm going to leave it. And figure out what the heck to do at the two long ends... cozy seating space? A desk? A library? I have no idea, I'm waiting for more bright ideas. This is as far as I've gotten:

Monday, October 15, 2007

Luke is going to be so happy!

I woke up this morning to the walls covered with taped-on construction paper halloween decorations.... each room had several and I pulled them all down and told him tape only on windows and the fridge. Such a bad mom...

Anyway, I took his hint and went to town, I think he's going to be thrilled when he gets home from school today:

spooky too


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What's with all the Studio Shots already?

You might be asking yourself "what is with this girl and all her studio photos?" or "Goodness, she takes way too many pictures of her work space and not enough time working in it" or something of the sort. Well, I'm here to tell you there is a reason to my madness, it's that someone has asked me if he could put my studio into a book he is creating and publishing in England about sheds and backyard workplaces. Exciting! SO of course I had to clean up and take some new shots, right? Anyway, sometime next summer, my little studio might be published! And Zoe too, because she posed for me while I had the camera out.

For more information, check out this post about the Shedworking book:

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Settled into the Garden

The Blue Between Studio


Monday, October 08, 2007

The Studio - it gets better and better

It's been a few months now that I've been able to work in the studio somewhat regularly - I've added some fun new things like my shiny cool glass storage rack, a "creation station" to hold my torch with armrests and elbow padding, a wired "busty" lady to hang finished pieces from, a shelf made from an old shutter, etc etc. I have not been able to hang anything on the walls yet... for some reason I can't bring myself to hammer a hole into that plaster I worked so hard to create. Hah. It will come.