Sending warm wishes this Thanksgiving to friends, family, and supporters! I'm forever grateful for all of you just so you know :)
I am so grateful for my artwork that keeps me excited every day, and constantly inspires me to put something down on paper (or canvas).
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be thankful for all that you have!
As my garden pots start showing fall colors, it must really be time to bid farewell to summer! A great summer it was- there were lots of AMAZING sunsets over the water, lots of warm weather, and lots of driving around in my car.
I have been busy with my art studio too- this week the insulation is due to go in. I've completed the sourcing for almost all the finishes. How is it that what I need in the way of furniture for the studio though, always seems to be hard to find! A round decorative, good-looking table with casters? A hanging system for my artwork that won't take up a lot of floor space and that is attractive? A sconce light that doesn't extend 10 inches out for the stairway? Slowly making progress on finding the exact solutions to these and other issues- well probably not exact solutions, but as close to perfect as I can get. As my husband correctly stated at the onset of my studio construction- you will have to make a million decisions! It may sound easy- not so much. But very very happy with what I have.
Have also completed several works in a new technique which I love. Autumn is always a fairly productive time for me. Maybe won't say too much though or I'll jinx it....
Peonies original painting
Hope to post pictures of the studio soon.
Until next time, Shann
I wanted to give a quick update on the progress of the design and construction of my art studio. I last posted on my blog in April, before construction drawings were even complete. Designed by me, my studio construction started in early July, and has been going steady ever since- progress has been excellent so far!
I don't have a PDF file yet for the floor plans, so here's a photo of the first floor plan, next to a photo of the studio I took the other day.
Shann Spishak's art studio
Dan (my builder), and I have made several changes to the floor plan. Primarily I've taken out all the built-ins on the first floor, in order to open up the floor space. As you can see from the plan, there are stairs. The stairs lead up to the second level, my loft space.
I'll post some more pictures as we progress. I'm still working on interior finishes. It's not easy! For instance, the hardwood flooring I chose, apparently does not come with stair treads. Since I have stairs, that would mean that each tread would have seams in it, rather than one piece of wood. So, still hunting, and hunting....
I finished a painting today, Vases. I haven't picked up a brush, a pencil, a marker, or anything the entire month of August- until today! Until next time, Shann