Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I just spent two days going through five years worth of paper! Keeping things can come back to haunt you! I decided to clean out my studio and be more like some of my artists friends. Honestly out of all my artist friends the men are by far more organized and clean. Jeff Hein, Sean Diedeker, and Greg Stocks... just to name a few. My studio was made up of some very random items of furniture. I had a computer desk that I bought over 8 years ago at a Down East Home tent sale for $50. Then there was the little dresser I bought from a garage sale. I sanded it down and painted the drawers blue. I took both of those along with other random things to D.I. today. Although I am excited for the new, I felt a little sentimental about these little pieces of furniture that have brought me this far. So I am painting my studio white, yep I said white. I have not painted anything white for years. I have decided however that I am going to let my girls draw on the wall and then I will paint it with various shades of white like I do my paintings. It feels good to be giving myself a fresh studio space. I will post photos of it when I get it done.
If you have seen my studio before it will shock you how good it is going to look. As a person who is so affected by my environment I can hardly wait to see how this will influence my art.

4 comments:

maurerblog said...

Good Luck! I can't wait to see the pictures.

cami said...

Even your writing is beautiful! You just jotted down a few paragraphs about cleaning out and organizing your studio, and you totaly painted a picture in my head! Miss you tonz! We Have to get together!

albertoalvarez said...

Hi Melissa, congrats for your work, I ´ve known this blog through Justin Taylor´s blog. I like your style, it´s very special.

mer said...

beautiful work Melissa. I can't wait to see your new studio.