New Summer Studio Is Up!

New Summer Studio Is Up.Inside.

Well, actually this may be good for 5 or 6 months of the year – we’ll see!  I’ll tell you, though, it’s a lot of lugging up and down stairs to set up so I’m hoping this structure makes it through this New England winter! I still have a little tweaking to do.  Bill just went to get me a hollow core door to use on top of the folding table.  I’ll elevate the door about 4 inches to lift it up to a height that’s easier on my back and at the same time gives me some valuable under table storage. What you see there is a sheet of insulation board covered with eco-felt, plastic sheeting and some polyester  on top of that.  This will be used primarily for dye painting and printing on fabric.

In the far back is an old hand made wallpaper table converted to another fabric printing table with a plywood base and some formica on top of that further padded for it’s purpose.

I also have a small art dedicated bar fridge I may bring out or I can put it in the garage which is nearby. Same with an art dedicated microwave.

So, almost finished and after I sweep up, I’ll be ready for the first playdate of the season.  I’ll take pics next week when Diane Franklin is here.  She’s an expert dyer but a newbie at eco-dyeing and printing so we’re planning on a fun day!

And yes, I plan on doing a little landscaping around it.  Bill thought he was being so helpful when he chopped off the branches of the little juniper…sigh…I had pruned it so perfectly last Fall, and I actually love to use all the new growth (that’s strewn all over the ground) to print with…sigh…!  Still, he’s a keeper!  He did a lot of work setting the whole thing up!  I’ll say thanks to him here but I’m pretty sure he never reads my blog.


If you, like me, can’t get to Oregon for a visit, pour yourself a cuppa whatever it is you swear by and watch this slideshow of the Concrete & Grasslands Exhibit, in Grass Valley, Oregon. It’s really good – diverse.

Thanks for stopping by!  And bop on over to Nina Maries too! See you next week!

2 thoughts on “New Summer Studio Is Up!

  1. It is pretty perfect. There used to be a pool there so it was all leveled off and ready to plunk this down on the site! It’s on a little higher ground than I had the smaller one, too, and it gets more of a breeze to cool you down. I do keep a powerful fan right beside me too and that helps to keep those pesky mosquitos off of me!


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