Well, I have been incredibly fortunate and the universe is looking after me ! Thanks to the generosity of the owners, I have myself a fantastic studio space for the Summer. I adore it’s quirky bush charm and it has such a wonderful feel with privacy and a great view out onto the Bay. It has ample natural light and all the facilities that I need. It also has lovley little deck overlooking the water and bush garden so I will also be able to work outside in good weather. It’s going to be such a great creative space and I’m ready for a massive creative stint. I feel so inspired when I’m there. I move my beloved and slightly neglected press and gear in next week. I’m soooooooo excited and thrilled to pieces. Thank you H & C. (Photos will follow once I’m in and set up) Meanwhile here’s another drypoint collograph I’ve found during the clean up – “Wren on the Rocks”. There’s lots of little wrens at the new studio !
Righty-o, it’s been a while. I haven’t done any creative work since Easter & I’m starting to itch with creative energy again ! I’ve made the decision to lease studio space away from my home for the Summer and see if that works for me. My space here is not conducive to me producing any work and I never feel inspired to work here in this little dark hole ! Plus there are always so many distractions at home. I’ve boldly asked about leasing a space in the Bay that I think would be perfect for me. I’m going next week to have a look and hopefully negotiate a good and mutually beneficial agreement. Regardless of not having definately found a new studio, I have begun the daunting task of packing up here and getting ready for the shift.
As I pack up, I’m un-earthing all sorts of odd prints that have been tucked away from the light of day. I particularly like this collograph and had forgotten all about it.
Bye Bye Green Room !! (Not my blog – just my precious little studio space). I have had to move house and so leave my little studio. The Green Room has been such a great creative space for me and I’m going to miss it dearly. I have a new space that I can set up again at our new place but it is far from ideal for a printmaking studio ie: only one window (with a pretty lousy outlook straight into the carport and Bori’s Shed !) poor natural light and not great ventilation. I am, of course, extremely grateful to have a new space to set up as my studio and I’m sure I’ll cope with it’s undesirable qualities and transform it into a fantanstic new studio space.
I am going to miss the Green Room and I’m heading over there today to pack up the final few boxes. One of the positives is that it’s been a good opportunity to sort through the oodles of stuff that I’ve managed to squeeze into the small space of the Green Room. I’ll continue this blog as Jo’s Green Room from the walls of the new “L shaped, white room”. I am anxious to get it set up as soon as possible and get on with some white ground etching.