I will take full blame even though it was my DH that waved the Isthmus at me and said, "Look what's going on this weekend!" It was an article about the Open art Studio annual event. I wanted to go last year and missed it so I was really excited about attending this year.
Although the artist list of studio locations was in type so small that I needed my magnifier to read it, I did see that there were some artists sharing a studio close to my home.
I changed out of my work clothes, got in the car and arrived at their doorstep exactly at 12:00 noon. The door opened and this friendly looking gentleman, holding his coffee mug smiled at me.
I said, "I hope I'm not too early for the tour." He replied with, "Nope, it was last week but you are welcome to come in." lol
I might have been a tad embarrassed BUT I won't pass up an opportunity to see how other artists work and what they produce.
Bill and StarLight share a studio that puts mine to shame. Not only was it bright, well lit, CLEAN and smelling of some wonderful incense but there was lots of wonderful FINISHED artwork for me to look at. It was nice to chat with them too.
I signed the guest book, assured them that next year I would be back, on the right date and came home.
Now, I'm thoroughly pumped to get the studio done, in the barn. John's out there now building a wooden scaffold so that he and our oldest son can install insulation and wallboard to the ceiling and walls.
I am thankful that John knows how to do this kind of work and we don't have to pay to have it done. I'm all for supporting the local firms but the bid of $6,000 for the insulation alone seemed a tad much. True it was the spray in type but still.................
I'm excited about creating a work space that incorporates all my artistic loves, fiber, assemblage, collage, paper, paint, glue and well the list goes on and on. Right now I'm spread out in the garage, guest room and sewing studio.
Now, I have to find out how to enroll my name on the list of artists that participate in the Open art studio Tour.