Thursday, June 21, 2012

New ARt Studio soon!

My art studio is getting a bigger and better spot. Plans have been in the works for some time now and some progress has finally been made. I'm moving my studio to our basement. Now as dank and depressing as this may sound, it's not too bad in my case. While part of our basement is dark and dank, my part is under the newest part of the house and already has a door with glass in it and we've just freshly painted the walls. They're concrete block walls, but at least I don't have to worry about splashing paint on them!

The door with the glass in it is to my greenhouse and the hubs has bought me 2 large windows to face my new pond (that still isn't quite finished) so my studio will have a great view of the pond, lake and woods. I'm so excited I can't hardly stand it. I can't wait! I wish you could see it, well at least the vision I have in my head for it. I'll have my plants around me all seasons and around for inspiration in the studio.

I need to come up with a snazzy name for it. So I thought I'd ask all my online friends what kind of creative names you can come up with. Any ideas? I was thinking something to do with gardens and art since my greenhouse will open to my art studio. I've been thinking about it for a while and haven't come up with any good names that didn't sound like all I did was garden design or paint just gardens. Names like "Garden Studio" "Greenhouse Art Studio" "Jaime's Art Garden Studio" nah... none of them work. Should I just keep ArtsyFartsyMe? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Here's some pictures of the mess.

before - the stuff has been moved around a bit, I didn't live with it quite this messy!

the future window wall - see the red lines, those will be windows

bye bye sickly pink walls

clean slate of the other side

My greenhouse - also a new entrance to my future art studio - mess will be cleaned up ;)
Oh, I also can access my studio from inside the house if you're wondering

In the greenhouse and viewing into the future art studio

Here is the outside of the soon to be window wall
If you've created your studio lately (or not) and found some must have's or wish'd I would have's I'd like to hear about them. Also, I need some better lighting. Does anyone have any great lighting ideas? The windows while producing light are under our deck which is facing west.

Thanks for looking and I'd love to hear some of your studio names or ideas.

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  1. Sounds exciting Jaime. I would love to have that greenhouse and a garden view too:) I'm not sure about a name...if you put Art and Garden together in the name it might sound like you only make garden art. Good's so hard to choose a name:(

  2. How exciting Jamie. Love it that you will have your own space to do the things your love to do. I'm rooting for you. How about Artsy Fartsy Garden Studio? Or just leave it at Artsy Fartsy Studio, or Artsy Fartsy Me. I like those names. Whatever you decide, it will be great. The name of my studio is Viva La Vida Galeria. Have a great day. Great photos. I look forward to seeing the end results. My husband also installed the french doors on my studio. It's awesome.

  3. that's so exciting! (if you get any tips on lighting, share them. I could use some). As for names - you could start thinking of words like grow, or bloom, or blossom, etc. and then look them up in a thesaurus for other words like that. maybe you'll hit on something.

  4. I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see pictures with the windows in place- how amazing!!!

  5. wow this is terrific! i wish you all the best with your new endeavour. A studio is a wonderful thing to have and from the photos you can see all the potential. I don't have any experience but will keep coming back to live vicariously thru you:) With the greenhouse and garden idea there is alot of potential. Do you have a favorite plant or flower? you can call it something like Tea Rose Studio or Wandering Ivy Studio..or maybe you've got critters around that like to hang around perhaps like Blackbird Studio, etc. I hope that might help?


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