Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The gorgeous Sara over at Gitz lost her very loved Dad a couple of weeks ago, and it has been a privilege to read her journey since as she's sharing it on her blog. I never fail to be amazed at how you feel like you get to 'know' some people - even just a little bit - with how they choose to share their lives online.
I've been meaning to post my YOU:create projects even in Sara's blogging absence, but I let life get in the way, as ususal, so am catching up now.
First up: I created a mess - exhibit A below

This is my crafting space - I want to call it my studio, but somehow, that feels like I'm 'playing' at being an artist. It's 'under construction' at the moment as I'm still sorting all out. The cube shelves are a relatively recent addition, in an attempt to create some 'zones' in this space - it's part of our back sunroom, which is our play/create/hang out area, and I wanted to separate my area without completely closing it off from the whole living space. We did have carpet tiles on the floor, but they came up as they were old and gross, and the cement floor will eventually be painted, also creating passive heating as the cement will absorb the heat from the sun.

My second catch up YOU:create isn't something I can post a photo of, because I can't take a picture - yet. I've 'created' a new adventure, in that I'm undertaking a drawing and painting course at my local TAFE (I think it the US you call them community colleges??). It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time, and for whatever reason, now is the right time.

Maybe along the way I'll feel grown up enough to call myself an artist in my studio :-)

1 comment:

  1. I always wanted an art studio... for now my kitchen table does the trick. :) Good for you for taking the classes. We all start somewhere, and this sounds like a lot of fun.