Monday, November 5, 2007

THANKFUL FOR NEW TURQUOISE POLKA DOT STUDIO





























November as inspired by my friends Kecia and Jan is the month listing your Blessing each day for Thanksgiving, So this is my first one. My Art studio is in the unfinished part of my house. To make it usable I hung drop cloths on the walls and table. It was lined in silver to cover the insulation. It is awaiting sheet rock and a Murphy Bed and closets. Since I mostly painted landscapes out doors my studio was not that important to me. But now!! Wow, I need it for all those mix media bits and fun collage pieces. So when I added another table I realized it was time to have fun with COLOR!

So 4 hours at Walmart, Goodwill, Big Lots and Joanne Fabric's and I had the makings of my new Art Studio.

Lots of new drawers and storage places. I bought cool paisley brown/beige sheets for the futon. I found the greatest turquoise and brown polka dot fabric for my tables. I finished by covering everything with clear plastic to keep the paint off. It is so beautiful now but whew it smells like a children's
plastic swimming pool. I hope it out gases soon, I keep the window open.

I love the canning jars I found at Goodwill while cruising for turquoise containers. The collector I meet at the glass shelves section gave me an education on the collectiblity of them. He said they are from 1908 or so. I guess there are a few out there worth $1000 but he keeps looking and hasn't found one yet. I just like how pretty they are. They just glisten and sparkle in the window.

But the next best part is my new mood lighting system. I got the coolest blue green hair curlers and stuffed icicles twinkle lights into them and hung them over the window. Now I have polka dot lights to go with my polka dot art tables...


I am having so much fun....And I am so Thankful to have my own room for my Art and the money to buy the Art supplies and items to decorate it with.....I thank my darling husband and my amazing God.


4 comments:

Catherine said...

Hi, I found you from the artfest yahoo group and came to check out your blog. You have a very nice personality and philosophy so far that comes through. Your house is lovely. Hope you have fun with this. I have been to Artfest for the last 4 years and will go again this next as well. Nice job on the altered book cover for your friend. Good to meet you.
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kecia said...

looking good deirdra! love the curler lights!

Mija said...

the studio is looking good Deirdra! the curler lights are very creative and Kool.

Cynthia said...

I love your studio...how inspiring...it looks like a cool and soothing place to create.