So its been 9 days now since I started to get my art studio ready. Walls are painted and furniture is in place. What a hectic week it has been. Met some of my other artist nieghbors, which seem friendly. But damn my body is killing me from trying to paint the 18 foot high walls. Even on a ladder WITH a extended pole paint brush. Had one major mistake in that I started to paint the walls with the wrong color paint. (oops) Discovered that after 3 of the four walls were done. Luckily I came up with a way of fixing it, without wasting the paint. Got the banister built onto the loft area and the big furniture moved where it should be. Now it is a matter of just organizing. I had most of my stuff in storage for so long I forgot what was there. So its been like opening Yule gifts all over again. "Oh thats where that went" or "I forgot I had this." Still the freaking floor is driving me nuts. I look at the walls and all an there is such a wonderful calm. Then I glance at the paint chipped grey floors and YEESH!
Least now I can use my airbrush! Anyone remember what a REAL airbrush machine is?? LOL! Been ages since I used it. So I figure by Monday I will be al set to GET BACK TO WORK. I even created my own crude punch clock and set schedule. Its just so weird though, I have my own keys, to my own door, to my own office. Its just so wierd. You always dream of having your own job/office but feels so odd to now have its, so other-worldly. I stand there unlocking the door and I get this head rush like "this is not your life." People on the street look at me like "Wow, he has his own business." And I look back like, gee I use to be these people just a few weeks ago.
So....future plans for the work space: Alot more sci fi and fantasy art. Thats a must. Also more western art (I would like to start sketching out pages for the Sagebrush kid series. More superhero morphs. More pagan art. (Alot more for "Circle Magazine") Recreating my old Superhero series (for the 4th time) hinking of starting my furry "Flying Foxes" series, Alot more crafting as well: Wood burning, leather work, bone work and more. I now also have the space for taking some photo stock image pics (That is if I can get someone interested in taking stock footage.) Also considering using the sapce for starting up Witchcraft classes again. Thats a maybe though. I have not taught in like 7 years. The space in general have given me alot of opportunities I did not have in the house.
So with all hope, figuring Monday (Friday the latest) you should be seeing pics of the completed studio. All set up at ready to go. If not ready, then close to it. Well of to work....
Well I hope you are doing all well and to those who birthdays passed in the last 2 weeks and I missed...happy belated BDay.