|Enter the Artist's Studio|
I will now be offering framing service to my art collectors’. It is something I wanted to do for a long time but had to invest in some stock and more equipment. I made the commitment and can cut glass and mats to fit frames. I do not MAKE the frames but can order them already made or use any customers frames.
|Upon entering my studio space, I have Ziggy as my door bell and greeter. |
This is his chair & his blanket, just in case you needed to know!
Designing a creative 400 sq. ft.space to be useful for many artistic activities and various storage types, has many challenges, like making a large accessible area CLEAR for using the mat/glass cutter, safe storage for large sheets of glass, and wall space to stack mat board. I also store some frames for art shows and for the commissioned pet portraits which take up a lot of space. Now add the all the other goodies and it could all end up being a disorganized nightmare, if I didn't take the time to figure out HOW I need to work in this space!
|On the wood table is my new Logan Artists Elite Mat and glass cutter.|
I discovered bolt-less metal shelving called www.Gorillarack.com at my local building supplier. I assembled it by myself without the help of burly men and their power tools! The metal shelving came with wood shelves and two design options; stacked like a tall bookcase or dividing it up to two lower shelving units, useful as a working cabinet top that also has corner clip attachments for L shaping and stability.
|Gorilla Rack metal and wood shelving, some storage of larger wood frames against the wall |
and metal painters easel.
|This section of the studio I used the Gorilla Rack metal shelving, divided in two parts and made them into an L shape for accessible storage and lots of useful counter space, just my height.|
The shelves helped to define my main room into two useful spaces. One side is focused for painting, and creative assembly, the other side sewing machine and storage.
|Standing half way into the studio space, facing towards the open doorway, the precocious pooch Ziggy,|
waits for me to head back to the kitchen to make DINNER!
|Here is my drawing and painting corner with framing glass up against the wall |
and close to the cutting table.
|I have dragged around this big heavy industrial sewing machine for near 25 years.|
Having the art studio space is a dream come true and now I can do framing for myself and for customers.... its time to get in there and PAINT!