Back to Howe- my garage studio is getting a lot of use lately. A kind of a miracle when the owner moved away and took the dog that had chosen me as her personal project, barking furiously and frantically at my presence. In the move and subsequent upgrade of the back of the house, the electricity to the garage was disconnected- Incredibly freeing once I removed all the various electrical devices: lamps, water boiler, heater, projector, a tuner and turntable and crate of LP’s I had just moved in. All this STUFF was in the way of my practice.
First the chaos, then slowly putting things back together, leaner, not meaner. Much more room now, and a big reorganization of frames, canvases, materials. Lucky I am for the enormous south facing window, and knowing how to dress and work in the weather.
The owner left many cans of house paint for me to recycle, and I have been painting everything white- a step stool I found on the street and repaired. I painted the dingy wall, and put nails up and down the studs in a grid to hang frames on. I repaired and repainted the five frames I had built from scrap house trim for my apple illustrations– so fresh and excellent.