Here’s looking out from the new sliding door in my studio…MY STUDIO, workroom, playroom:
Bright, sunny (most days), open, spacious enough….and a room with a view that I can just walk out to enjoy. Picture a table outside that door with a mosaic in progress and me working on it. Or a larger table with friends sitting around chatting, or Jeff and I enjoying a wine and a beer, or me with my littles at their picnic table having a snack, or filled with family and children having a great time….or, in late spring, brimming with wedding guests enjoying hors d’oeurves and cocktails while waiting for the bridal party.
We installed room darkening drapes over the windows, just because I’m here in the early morning and late at night. The old oak coffee table, in front of the window, serves as a holding table for supplies or as a work table for little people.
We covered the old library table with a large door to expand my work area. And installed Ikea shelves above it for a movable display area.
And my old Hoosier cabinet is perfect for storage and as a working area.
On the other side of the door wall is the oak library cabinet that stores all my glass bits and treasures for mosaic.
This room, with its antique and vintage furnishings I’ve had for a lifetime feels safe and warm. It feels familiar and real and inviting.
I still have work to do to improve it, but its good enough. No gathering dust…..
I’ve started a new journal for 2015
and a mosaic…(actually finishing one I started last summer).