When I started this piece I wasn't planning on creating two connecting pieces, but the top line heading off the paper to the left gave me the inspiration...so I went with it!
So then I made the second piece, and I was like, 'okay, a diptych- cool.'
And then...well, I made a third. So a triptych it is!
Truth be told, I use this space more as an office and for 'clean' projects, like making recycled jewelry, sewing, and occasionally some drawing/watercolor painting. I somehow end up doing most of my daily art at the kitchen table or sitting on the couch with my pull up table. I usually work 5x7 or 8x10 so this has been working fine. We live in a town home and there is a big room on the first floor we use as a gym and I've always had one half of that space for art material storage and for my easel. When I paint or work with messier materials I utilize that space because there is a tile floor and its easy to clean up. (BUT, I don't really have that space anymore...click here to see why)
I decided I need to really define an art/teaching space for two reasons. The first is personal- to make sure my husband and I don't drive each other nuts since we will both be working from home- that is probably the most important. The second reason is because I wanted to have a backdrop for my students that would be consistent, neat/organized but also visually inviting.
I really didn't have to do do much besides move furniture around (many, many times) and declutter. I pulled some decorative items from other rooms and I brought some of my fashion illustrations out to put on the wall display. My biggest purchase was a $30 tripod/light combo for filming. It was really easy to set up. I am charging the ring light now. I think it will get the job done.
It took me a few days though. Mainly because I was overthinking it...and then I would also get distracted looking at pics, etc. Kinda like when I was a kid and momma would make me clean my room...would take me FOREVERRRRR.
Anyway, here is the end result;
One small project that I completed to add to this 'new' space- this sign. I was thinking Michael's might close as it's considered a 'non-essential' store/retailer (?!?!?!) and I spotted this 'CREATE' sign with a big 60% off hanging above it so...had to give Miguel my $7. I knew that I would want to revamp it to fit in with my color/theme so a little white spray paint, some silver glitter glue and some clear gems and it now it's 100% ME.
If you are reading this and it inspires you to revamp your current 'art space' (whatever that means at your place!) then AWESOME! If it inspires you to carve out a little 'art nook' for you and/or for teaching- EVEN BETTER! It really did make me feel a little braver about this new venture of teaching my students online. I know some of ya'll are veterans at it, but its new to me...and I needed this 'win' to help give me a boost.
Is my left eye twitching? Also yes.
We ventured to the beach.
The Governor mandated that beaches close a week later. I am so glad I dragged John to my beach.
We didn't know that our late lunch at Rocco's would be the last meal in a restaurant because dining rooms would close later that week. We walked around downtown West Palm Beach after, just marveling at how quiet it was.
But we feel fortunate to live in a place with so many murals we can still enjoy...even if it has to be from a distance, or even from a car window.
...last view before heading in for our first week 'hunkering down'.
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG