Studio Tour (with Before and After Photos)

As part of our January theme, Clearing, we have been massively cleaning and refreshing our home and work spaces.

We shared some of the before and afters in this post.  But because I am so happy with it, I wanted to share a little more in depth look at our studio space.

First lets look at some BEFORE photos.
And, have some grace with me on these. This is as bad as it would get (post several big art shows.) My poor studio gets the brunt of the creating chaos around here.


Here it is in the midst of creating the Becoming series –


Even the windows started getting crowded….


Notice the floor before, concrete with leftover glue from old tiles


Here is the studio in the midst of painting all the walls white. Already after moving out all the shelving and paintings it felt SO much bigger.IMG_0506

And here it is finished! Isn’t it lovely! So much better. I might just move it. Or paint a whole new series of paintings... ha ha ha…


Remember that bad floor before? My sweet husband helped do this sweet epoxy floor coating. Doesn’t it look like a million bucks?

Obviously the two budding artists in the family are enjoying the new space as well.

Speaking of those little girls, since I usually have some helpers when I am out painting, I made them their own little play corner.

Lots of little corners of prettiness – and the windows are SO big and bright now with the white walls.

A freshly painted and organized pegboard for tools.

I found the perfect corner to hang our calendar.

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This stain glassed window was one of Tim and my first purchases as a married couple. Now it is hanging by the door.


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I can tell lots of fun creating is going to happen in this space now.
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Ephemera Download: Bottle Labels



What better time of year is there to concoct potions? Whether they’re fictional messes you’re mixing together with children or actual brews (like homemade oils, cocktail mixtures, or canning adventures) here are some old-fashioned bottle labels for your creations.

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