Ola amigos ...
Yes, you've guessed it, I'm just back from a fabulous trip to Cancun where the sun shone (remember that big yellow thing in the sky???) and the pina coladas flowed .... ahhh bliss! Sadly it meant that I missed last week so a big thank you to everyone who visited me the week before and apologies for not getting around more of you, I'm afraid I was rather knee-deep in packing... ; )
So, no excuses this week! Unfortunately, there's not a lot going on ..... the studio is looking somewhat like a bombsite ... even more than usual! The reason for this ....? Firstly, I've not been around so everything has been dumped and left in the rush before my hols, and secondly I have just closed my unit at the Hertfordshire Craft Collective so all the remaining stock has also been dumped in my studio! Sadly, after 18 months I decided that retail was not really me and I was trying to do too many things at once (phew!) so something had to go! I want to concentrate on my own style and developing new techniques and skills, rather than just painting stuff that I think people may want to buy! I think a major spring clean is required with just a tad decluttering! That's a scary thought cos I hate getting rid of stuff!
Anyway, here is the pic of my studio (from a different angle than usual) ....
... the table on the right is the one I use for classes and seats 4 people. It still has the Big Shot on it from my last class, but notice the restocks of Percy Pigs... yay!!!!! The table on the left is the one I use as a desk of sorts with paints and bits and pieces to hand. The box underneath is a toybox waiting to be finished for a friend of mine and the 'hairdressers trolley' is one I use during classes with all the paints and mediums so I can wheel them around. I'm also lucky to have a small kitchen and toilet through the doorway.
Anyway, enough about the mess for now! I really must get in there ....... but this week I'm a bit busy with 'mummy jobs' ie dentist appointments, haircuts, vet visits, school stuff shopping .... etc before Toby goes back to school on Monday. Oh and I nearly forgot ... I have a class on Saturday too!
Until next time and hopefully in a tidier state ....
ps don't forget to visit Julia at Stamping Ground for more blog-hopping fun!