Greetings all! We have landed at our new place so phase one of our move is complete. We will be doing phase two, wherein we move upstairs here in about 3 weeks or so. Crazy, I know, but worth it when we consider the space and the fact that I will have a new studio. I can't wait!
Yesterday I took a few brief moments for myself and ran down to the scrapbooking store to pick up some papers for my 12 Days of Xmas exchange gifts. While I was there, serendipity struck and I found the paper pictured above. I was so excited! I have been thinking about which colour to paint my new studio. Initially my first instinct was to paint it vintage aqua, which I love however two things made me decide against it. One is that all my accessories are barn red and I didn't think that particular shade and aqua would work together and the other is that I was afraid it would look too much like a child's nursery colour. Colour is a funny thing-done poorly it can look hideous. I had settled on painting it sage/basil green instead.
Anyway, when I spotted this paper, I was immediately drawn to it. The red in it is the exact shade that my accessories are and it proves that I can have aqua with this shade of red and have it look wonderful. I can also envision a room in this colour being very relaxing and peaceful, which is the feeling I am hoping to evoke in my studio. So I bought this piece of paper (Which is from Bohemia, by the way.) and I am going to take it to the paint store and say "I want this!" I cannot wait! I am also going to buy a small can of the red and paint around the wooden frame of my bulletin board and also a small table to tie everything together. I can already see in my mind's eye how this is going to look.
Getting back to our move, it was exhausting, but I am glad to be done this part. Now I just have to unearth the things I need for Friday's workshop presentation at the BCATA conference. I am looking forward to it. It will be nice to switch gears back to something artistic after 3 solid weeks of packing and cleaning. (Yuck!)
I have set up a temporary workspace. It's quite comical really. I have my teeny desk tucked at the foot of our bed in our bedroom, with just the barest necessities of supplies unpacked and set up there-enough to work towards the deadlines I have going right now. My computer is in another room at the other end of the house, which is a hardship because normally, it's right next to my desk. I play my Itunes through the computer while I work and check on email or generate small bits of things on the printer as needed. For now, I have to zip back and forth if I want or need to do anything. Oh well-more exercise for me! Soon it will all be housed in one dedicated space. I have visions of my guys slipping notes under the studio door, begging me to come out. LOL!
Okay, I'm off to delve into some art! I need a break from the boxes.