Monday, February 18, 2008

The Artists' Lounge - Making Progress!

Since I'm being a real perfectionist about it and it's going to take me FOREVER before the Artists' Lounge is what I would describe as "finished," I am responding to requests for "during" pix. I apologize for those of you who have trouble loading this picture-heavy post - I don't know how to do a cut on Blogger. If you know, comment and let me know, and I'll hide them.

First, let me introduce the family.


Pippi, ever-willing, props up Jeremiah's arm while he tests out his new oil pastels, his reward for accompanying me to the Michael's (I gave him my extra 40% off coupon and told him to get whatever he wanted.)
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


Hummus, my main man (don't tell J!) checks out the new arrangements.
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


Eddie LOVES the "new" shag rug. (Not new, actually - it used to be wall to wall in my grandparents' sun room. I grew up playing on this rug, and when the moved I had them tell the new owners that if they didn't want it, I'd love to take it.)
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


Luna, Queen of the House and Resident Evile. "I want you all to get OUT of MY ROOM!"
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


Now, the room.


It's already a much more productive work environment!
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS

Many hours and cursewords later, I fixed the mat (I fixed it, alright!) and hung the pic. Awesome artwork, but very silly un-standard size. If you look closely, you can see some of my handiwork. As a rule, since art school, I NEVER EVER EVER cut my own mats, but what can I say? I'm broke!
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS

This corner is my workstation for "crafts" vs. "art." Mainly for polymer clay, although I will most likely be found getting into other sorts of mischief here on occasion.
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


I used my 40% off coupon for this spinning paint organizer - I totally needed it!
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


My ribbon.
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS

New/old (thrift score) sewing box to be used for findings. More notes on Flickr.
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS

More storage. More notes on Flickr.
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS

This area will be the office workstation, where I can focus on my photo restorations without the distraction of the fun clay supplies. ;) TV, DVD player, and mp3 player ready and able.
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


These shelves are actually, for the most part, much more organized than they appear. Click on this pic to see Flickr notes.
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS

Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


THIS is what's left to organize! HELP! Just kidding, it's not so bad considering how much I've already done!
Artists' Lounge - IN PROGRESS


And, of course, I scored a car full of random art supplies the other day, so I have to find room for even more stuff!

5 comments:

DivaDea said...

Holy photos, batgirl! I don't think there's any way to do a cut as in on LJ, other than to post the pics elsewhere with links.
Any room where you can find the floor qualifies as "better working space" to me :)

Eve said...

Oooooh! So jealous! :) It looks fantastic so far. I really need a studio space. I am really tempted to force Jason to put a ladder into the attic and to finish out some of the floor so I can work up there.

And the shag rug is great.

crowjoy, mander, bullfrog and droopy drawers said...

That is shaping up to be a great workspace!! Get that TV out of the lady!

pollyhyper said...

No way I'm getting rid of the t.v. - I bought it specifically for that room! Now there's no more excuse of "I wanna watch a movie" to keep us from crafting. Don't worry, it doesn't get channels or anything.

Nieci said...

WOW! You've done a fabulous job in there! You should be proud of yourself - it looks great!

You know how much I love that carpet :)