Sunday, January 15, 2012

What's happening in the studio?

The week after Christmas was spent partially in my studio, cleaning out non-related 'stuff' like yarn, paring down the books, tearing down all the notes stuck to the window frame, clearing off the work table, putting away non-essentials.  From this photo it doesn't look that clean, but it really is  a major improvement.  It cleared my head and helped me focus on what I needed to concentrate on. 
After cleaning up I made some last minute Christmas gifts - eight snack bags.  Yes, I know, these were made 'after' Christmas, but they were Christmas presents. These turned out great, really cute and I need to make some more.  They were quite simple, quick and non-irritating.  I started work on a commission that is just about finished as of today.  I'm anxious to get back to finishing my Cedar Swamp large piece.  I really love how its turning out and its almost done.  See?  This is the fourth in my Cedar Swamp series, and the largest.  My cousin, Mary Kay Baum took a photo of Cedar Swamp, which was owned by my grandparents and is now owned by my cousins.  The photo was so inspiring, though this representation, looks nothing like it. 


Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

It always feels so good to organize your studio.
I love the new piece. Can't wait to see more.

Pat Bishop said...

That's for sure. Its still organized and its been over three weeks, wow!