This week's behind the scenes may induce a bonfire and round of cum-ba-ya. Just warning you. Because this week I again moved the studio out of the studio. That sounded weird. Anyhoo....like last week, I knew painting time in the basement studio was going to be short and I've another show in a few weeks and a portrait to paint(that's a fun one). I started the week like last week with a pile of fresh wooden panels and my giant bag of paint at school. And then realized my lunch was going to be consumed with the upcoming art fundraiser Friday. Dang. So Tuesday I piled it all up and brought it home to find it was AMAZING outside. I love to be outside. Working in the yard, running, walking Lily, etc...all outside activities that tend to leave me exhausted. And easily I could have just jumped outside and done one of those things. Actually I may have gone running. Or was that Monday? Geesh the days run together sometimes.
So I walked out onto our fabulous screened porch to find this little one doing something I really needed to:
So I did. Yep. And then I had an "a-ha!!" moment. Well, after sitting a spell I did.
It was hard to get up from this dreamy spot. It's like being in a tree house. It's funny, when looking for a new house Billy and I both wanted a few things and they were: a bigger kitchen, laundry room, basement and screened in porch. Well, maybe that is a big list of wants, but we found them ALL right here at 120. Woohoo. And seriously the previous owners went all out on this space. I love it. I watch as much TV out here as I can. Drink many a glasses of favorite red wine out here. Always talk to my distant peeps here. And really look forward to summer mornings out here drinking my coffee. You should come join me!So the idea? I moved the studio out here!! Genius. I painted and listened to the quietness. Well, except when the Barber's dogs barked...which I've decided is a lot. Hmm... But it didn't stop me. And until it gets Georgia hot, this may be a new place for painting. The porch is a cool L shape with the space above more like a living area and below, where I painted, an eating area. Of all things the table we have outside has a lovely Amy Butler oil cloth cover (she totally inspires me) and for chairs....drum roll.....my old art stools from when I had the studio! Cool. So it is perfect for a make-shift studio.
Lily doesn't fit on the stool with me like the big yellow chair. Which appeared to irritate her a tad.