Saturday, November 10, 2012


We have arrived.

My brain is still back in Kentucky somewhere. My goals to create while I was in the car were sadly a bit ambitious. I did finish a stuffed animal that I've been procrastinating with for about 2 years.

At some point, I will get myself organized enough to take photos of all the art and crafts that I have been working on the past couple of months. It's not as much as I'd like, but it's something.

For now, where I'm putting my energy (aside from getting the kids registered in school,) is my new studio. 

This is what it looked like after I moved all the boxes from my kids' room into it.


Well, I had to get the kids a place to sleep, that was first on the agenda. Forget that fact that in order to put everything away, I had to get the studio in order, since it will be storage heavy. When we came back down here to Florida, we were also reunited with most of our stuff that has been in storage. I haven't even gotten through all the boxes, but I've already found so many things that are full of memories.

 Half way through. Still moving boxes and tables.

Boxes moved. Tables moved. Shelves moved. Actually thinking I want the stainless desk back on the other side. I have to experiment with it.  I am looking forward to my thrift shopping and yard saling, looking for a desk chair and a cozy armchair to go along with my soon to be desk.

I love thrift shopping. I love yard sales. I also love the art of the curb side find.

Next to the shelving unit, there is a cabinet that I think used to house an old school stereo system but which I used for my art supplies. It has a pretty inlay, but a patch of missing trim. I found it in the alley here in Florida three years ago. I almost put it back out in the alley when I moved away, but decided to hold onto it, and now I'm glad I did.

Because it turns out that my craft cabinet aka travel kitchen, which was another curbside find but in Michigan, fits perfectly on top of the hulking cabinet with the interesting inlay and curved front. Now I have a full service craft cabinet.

Well, that's one little discovery in my studio. It will make me even happier when I've filled it with all my supplies.

I kind of want to get back to work and finish fixing up the rest of my studio. I think it's time to make a space to take my art and my writing seriously. Because I am super behind in nanowrimo and super behind in my 100 in 100 days creative projects.


Well, like I said, back to work.


rachelle | tinkerlab said...

I love the art of the curbside find too! We moved from the big city to the tony suburbs where it's harder to score cool finds, unfortunately. Good luck with the move and go easy on yourself with the nonowrimo/100 days projects -- they'll still be there for you when you're ready.

Rowena said...

Thanks, Rachelle. I know you're right. I'm still working on my artistic work right now, but a lot of it is getting buried in moving chaos. If I don't reach my goals, cest la vie.

Mitzi said...

It's coming together nicely. Put something up on the walls to inspire you. It can be temporary. But it might just help give you some extra energy to finish.

Rowena said...

If there's one thing I have, it's art. I've already put up a bunch of art.... it's nice to see my old art with my new art, not all of it mine. Well... half the space is decorated with books and art and a desk and a comfy chair for reading and writing and journaling... and then the other half of the room is piled with boxes and other assorted unspecified stuff. There's supposed to be another work table over there.

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