I can’t believe I announced the extension of my studio more than a year ago and only now realise that I never followed through on that.
So in order to begin blogging again, I guess I might as well start where we left off. I’ve spent some time delaying this by internally debating whether to begin at the end instead, so a compromise was reached: I’ll either share willy-nilly regardless of when a thing actually happened OR this might be a one off heehaw petering out into nothing.
First I just wanted a vertical wall to hang stuff instead of stacking layers of canvasses over my shelves. This evolved into new window for extra light.
Husband thought skylights would be better.
Then while I was at it, I might as well add a second wall and a door to keep out stray cats and their disruptive, stinky behaviour. Oh, and a ceiling to prevent dust on my wall of paintings.
All that remained then was insulation on the two remaining walls and perhaps electricity. Because encaustics space. And papermache table. I simply spent more time clearing my only table in the other room than actually making stuff on it, and then it would be off limits for days with items drying.
So I basically just kept going way beyond the plan and I now occupy the entire hayloft apart from a middle aisle due to stairs in the middle. We’ve just concluded getting a new roof on two buildings this summer (asbestos fiber panels from the 60’s), so perhaps I’ll even insulate a bit more of the inbetween space. Although cold air still comes up from the stable below, I speculate it might even out the quick temperature changes through the roof tiles and perhaps some of the humidity.
All I need now is to get rid of my chronic headache.
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It looks amazing! And I am so glad to see you back!
Looks amazing! Congratulations!
I am waiting for a painting wall and a whirly bird before summer gets here. I have my doubts as to wether I will be able to paint in my shed during Summer.
WOW, det ser bare fedt ud! Jeg er totalt misundelig på dig. Og VELKOMMEN tilbage til bloggen! Jeg håber søreme ikke det her var en one-shot opdukken.
Nej, jeg håber også jeg kan oppe mig lidt. Og tak!
Welcome back! It looks great! I love the wall with all of your paintings hanging. Beautiful.
Wow, what a lofty lovely space that is!
Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks! I think it’s getting better actually, so if I’m lucky I’ll have a good while to work until next time! I made sure to tidy both rooms so I wouldn’t have to deal with that before diving into a project.
It looks like a great spot to start creating. Good post.
Thanks, Geri, and welcome! I have a great view of the landscape up there, some gorgeous fall colours outside my windows at the moment. Very inspiring.