Sunday, April 18, 2010

Newly organized and April Wips...

After working in the garden all morning trying to catch up with the seemingly overnight Spring growth,
(ahh.. there's something very Zen like about newly raked garden gravel and carefully pruned plants)
I thought I would snap a few shots of some of the wips I've been working on in the house.
There's a rather chubby Chickie in the background, some Victorian crows, a contimplative moon, a witchy pumpkin, an old owl, and an eyeball...
All awaiting sanding, Gesso, more sanding, and paint.
Although it may seem as if I'm slow in producing my pieces, I've actually still been busy re-organizing
my work spaces so as to be as efficient as possible.
(shifting from a predominantly woodworking shop to Sculpting, Painting and Metalsmithing studio... though
wood will still be in the picture from time to time.)

This weekend I tackled my indoor workspace/mini-studio/bedroom.
I can only brave the evening bugs, strolling skunks, cold Winter nights and hot Summer days for so long
out in the garage/studio, so I decided to create a second little workspace indoors so as to keep the creative
    fires going during those questionable hours.

I actually think I've mastered the art of arranging a space in a Chinese Puzzle fashion, so as to utilize every square inch possible. No more room you say?... Nay! Not true! Go up I say!


I put together these two cubes and made a makeshift shelf for on top of that so I could better see
what I have and keep things tidy.
Spools of colorful thread in one drawer... assorted ribbon in old jars that used to contain fragrant Lavander, Marigold Petals, and the most amazing Potpourri mixtures, that I'd bought from Heard's Gardens, a favorite Heirloom flower and plant nursery, just before they closed a few years back... vintage paper and German Glass Glitter in another tidy cubby... rusty/brass and silver bells, antique buttons, and old bits of this and that... all ready to play!
Underneath the cubes, books, and drawers of goodness, I have a lovely 1900's Mahogany sideboard with an oval mirror and floral wood carvings... never to be seen again. Well, someday maybe. lol

Don't forget to mark your calendars for May 1st!
That's when the members of EHAG (myself included) will be posting their special
Black and White themed Challenge Pieces on Ebay, or Etsy.

EHAG has some of the most talented Halloween artists around,
so be sure to keep an eye out to see what sort
of wonderful black and white goulish goodies everyone has come up with!


Zan Asha said...

WOW! You have been busy! Good stuff. Can't wait to see all the completed projects!

Tennisc G said...

Lookin' good! I love all the organization!!
It's been a weekend of indoor/outdoor Spring Cleaning here... looks like we're BOTH on a roll!

Can't wait to see all your wonderful works of art as they reach completion.


anniebeez said...

So cool! Can't wait to see the black/white challenge!!

Valeriote Design said...

Looking GREAT Deb! Can't wait to see the finished pieces.