Tuesday, August 25, 2009

a clean slate

So now my studio is all bright + white + shiny, at least one half of it is anyways, and that's the half you see here. Over the past few weeks I've been able to spend snatches of time here and there, and have now painted all the walls, taken apart & cleaned all the storm windows, dusted the baseboards and ceiling, and then finally today I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed, scrubbed, scrubbed the floor. Just this half of the floor, though. The other half, the one you can't see, is home to the tables and shelves and other things that are waiting to be rearranged.

But this half, this perfect half with its sunlight and clean walls and smooth floors, is a wonderful start and enough to lift my spirits for at least a few days. 

I even got to really truly create something in my new space today. It was only a monster drawing for swap-bot, but sitting there on the sweetly-scented floor with my trusty CD player and a patch of sun on my back, I felt like I could be making a masterpiece.

Of course it was not a masterpiece after all, but still...
you should never underestimate the power of a coat of white paint.

happy tuesday!


  1. I'm so glad! Now, I'll have to come bring Petey to see your lovely new clean room (and don't worry, I'll make her leave before she leaves Petey hair all over the place). I miss you, and I need to see you soon! :)

  2. Oooh an entire room for a studio!! You are so lucky :)
    Just wanted to say hi, I am swimming in the fishbowl with you.
    Best wishes.

  3. Oh me too me too. I just finished mine and its all white and lovely, and so perfect when the sun shines in! Enjoy yours too.