Is actually sort of clean for one day!
Which means, I better get some pictures while it lasts.
When we first moved in and the room was empty, I started with this first wall…
Here’s the time lapse video of me painting it:
So, now that the wall was done, I had to fill the room up!
I think in my past life, I lived in a den underground or a cave, because when I get a space, I need to fill it up and almost cocoon myself into a corner. In other words, turning around gracefully is rarely an option. Forget it if you’re holding something. This can’t be normal (?)
So, as you walk down the long hallway into the room, you’ll notice my wall o’ Violets are Blue. Our store hours sign, the first swap meet logo sign I ever made, the “congrats” from the County of Los Angeles, the evolution of our logo etc etc. It’s the commemorative VaB hall.
Then, the room opens up into a sea of color… and a bit of chaos.
I just added this workspace. I got a piece of masonite from Home Depot and made a simple shelf table going from one shelf to the other. A tad precarious and held together with sticky paper and glue (awesome), but it’s another horizontal space for me to spread out onto! Above this nook is the pink stripe awning that I had at the store in the candy section. Awww. the memories of painting that awning in our yard in La Crescenta… fabulous. I love that it sits over my drawing corner now! This sits perpendicular to my drafting table. Which I never use. I’m not even sure why I kept it? :/ It’s good for lots of drawing or animation but… haven’t done that in a while. I tend to spread out these days… needing tons of flat space for all of my hundreds of art supply items (aka… if I can’t SEE it, it doesn’t exist)!
Another shot of this corner. Complete with my… I’m going to call it “shelf portrait”. It’s a self portrait on a shelf. Complete with various art, cupcake items, Disney items, lots of gifts from friends and my Mom and even a few my little ponies from my childhood… which never ended it seems ;)
Close up of the shelf portrait…
Tree of pictures and art…
More of art corner…
My computer desk. Ikea. It was made for tiny people, really. I painted that white and added flowers. To the right of the computer screen is my inspiration board (why is Woody Allen on it? It needs an update). And to the left is my slip method board. I used to use it constantly and then I got an iphone. But, I moved it closer to my face to revisit its use. I got a LOT done when I was using this. It’s like deal-a-meal (Richard Simmons fan, anyone?) for chores.
On the other side of the room is a cluster of shelves with a little vintage dresser. This is where I keep the ribbon, art supplies, my greeting card backstock, envelopes etc etc.
That’s mostly just glitter back there on that little shelf… I love glitter. Above is my chandelier that I usually stick finished jewelry in (not sure why I do that). And this is my main work table that sits next to the window. I can look out and see actual people doing actual things during the day!
Close up of ribbon…
Looking down the hall, you’ll see my large jewelry case from the store, two smaller jewelry cases and the large card rounder.
Fish eye lens of my office… if you look closely, you’ll see the elusive Meg in her natural habitat (under a desk, usually where your legs should/would go so you strain to the other side so as to not disturb her).
In about 48 hours… there will be stuff all over the floor and every surface. So, I’m glad I could get in there and snap a few pictures before that happened ;)