Branching out.... into a new studio!

[caption id="attachment_1026" align="alignleft" width="300"]Getting Moved In Getting Moved In[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1027" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Setting Up Shop Setting Up Shop[/caption]   I'm wildly excited about my new art studio!  I moved some of my art supplies in a few weeks ago, and spent a fantastic Friday night getting it organized.  It was so fun to bring in boxes of my things and slowly start transforming it into a working space. [caption id="attachment_1028" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Getting Organized[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1031" align="aligncenter" width="300"]A comfortable place to sit and read art books! A comfortable place to sit and read art books![/caption] [caption id="attachment_1030" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Oh yeah....blank canvases are like candy to an artist! Oh yeah....blank canvases are like candy to an artist![/caption] This space will give me the room to work BIG!  The studio in my home was not really conducive to working on large canvases - and now I have space to spread out and go large!  One of the first things I did was to hang up a triptych I have been working on to see how it would actually look side by side.  I was amazed that even in my former cramped corners I had still lined things up well for this project. [caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="300"]It's looking like it will work... It's looking like it will work...[/caption] A new piece has begun to take form.  I was hired by a woman from Connecticut to do a commissioned piece for her.  It is also a triptych...and I have had so much fun getting it started!  Can's wait to see how it turns out... [caption id="attachment_1033" align="aligncenter" width="554"]A new commission piece starting to form.... A new commission piece starting to form....[/caption] While I am letting one dry, I can turn around and add layers on another one.  So fun!  So free!! [caption id="attachment_1034" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Step One....Inks Step One....Inks[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1035" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Step 2.... Adding some acrylics Step 2.... Adding some acrylics[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1036" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Step 3.... having fun with circles Step 3.... having fun with circles[/caption]   In addition to having more space to paint, I am also thrilled to be a part of an artist community.  I am the 9th artist who has studio space in this building.  You can find samples of their work here!  I am very excited and honored to be among such talented artists!  
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justmarydesigns said:

Thank you Julie!!! I love having so much space. I also love seeing all of your surface pattern designs!!! :-)


Rhonda said:

That is really awesome, Mary! Being surrounded by other creatives sounds like an inspiring place to be. Enjoy!


justmarydesigns said:

Very true Rhonda!!! Thanks!


julie said:

Mary, thats great! Congratulations. I know you wll enjoy and use your new space well!

janet forrest

janet forrest said:

How exciting! And the work is beautiful!


justmarydesigns said:

Thanks Janet!!! I am excited about finishing it!

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