In the midst of my personal madness, I got an email requesting a small-ish mural. As it happens, I think I can actually squeeze one in between the time I get the parents physically deposited here in Florida and when I will make myself available for adjusting work again. There is going to be a phase of getting the folks settled – finding doctors, learning the roads, etc. when I don’t want to be in a 12hrs x 7days work gig.
A mural could be just the right diversion.
However, in the last 18 months, my studio has turned into a warehouse. So, the first task was to clear it out and sweep up the leaves that blow under the door.
All better – the black splodge on the floor is a permanent spill of some mystery substance from before my time.
Client meeting went well. Proposal completed and passed. Next step is a detailed drawing.
Meanwhile, I drive to Virginia tomorrow to start the final phase of loading the folks’ furniture in containers, deep cleaning the house in preparation for the market and getting them and Sally-dog into the car.
Of course, it’s going to be in the 100s in Florida and the 90s in Virginia this week. All good fun.
The sudden surge in painting projects forced me to accelerate plans to turn the third, small garage bay into studio space. It needs a total rebuild but no time for that right now.
So, on a recent Friday night, James got in from work and wanted to start on the revamp right away.
Here’s what the space looked like when we started:
What a Mess!
Ninety minutes later, the space looked like this:
Whew, that’s better!
A trench and grass to divert or absorb water; nasty old shelving removed and the beginnings of a Tyvec enclosure.
By mid-afternoon Saturday:
James covered the ceiling and three walls in Tyvec to give me a lighter space and separate me from the nasty framing. I confess, there are areas where there is only Tyvek between me and the great outdoors.
Ready to Go!
I also confess, the space doesn’t look nearly that tidy one week on. It’s already chock-o-block with projects and supplies.
Just the way we like it.
I don’t think my studio will ever make the pages of the “Where Women Work” publication but it works for me.