Friday! Gosh, doesn't the week go quickly. Friday.......... (Please let this weekend be a weekend of gentle relaxation)............. we haven't finished hanging the quilts yet, so I'm very sorry, but I don't have any photos of the newly decorated bedroom for you. I promise, promise, promise I will put up photos for you on Monday afternoon. (Because I'm now putting up my blog in the afternoons, about four, or five-ish, more like five-ish, U.K. time. It's so it feels more real, and more enjoyable for me to write my day-to-day. Rather than what was beginning to feel like a series of essays, which I'd write the night before, and publish the following morning). So I thought I'd substitute pictures of the bedroom, with photos of my studio, which I should have really shown you a while a go. I kept on telling myself, as it wasn't quite finished, I couldn't show it, because I wanted it to look like one of those perfect studios you see on well known blogs.
This is the view from the door to my studio. I have to sheepishly admit, I did have a tidy before taking these photos, and a small amount of 'arranging' went on too!
Yep, it's about as tidy as it's ever going to be at this moment in time! It's a lot easier to keep tidy than my old studio, which I miss only a tiny bit. I love my new studio though. Those pink walls! I step inside, and the effect of the colour is "JOY"!
I'm going to take you on a 360 degree tour of the room now................ So, in the above photo we are standing in the doorway, looking in towards the left of the room. I'm now going to carry on taking you in an anti-clockwise spin.
Moving on round to my desk..............
............. My desk........... the window.............
My desk and the plan chests in the background. It is nice to have the plan chests in my studio. They didn't fit in my old work space, so whenever I needed a sheet of paper or whatever, I would have to fetch it from indoors, which isn't ideal in the pouring rain.
And glancing down to the floor, (breaking out of the 360 degree tour slightly), is a teeny tiny, itsy bitsy doggy. Douglas. He's always with me in the studio, Ellie, being the independent, fiesty little madam that she is, is usually somewhere else. Douglas is in his brand new polka dot bed. He had a really good long investigative sniff of it before he clambered in, very thorough he was. I wondered what on earth could be so fascinating in a new bed.
And on we spin, past the plan chests, round to the door. Oh look, there's all the stuff I dumped in the corridor to make my studio look tidy for the photographs, you can see through the doorway, not very good 'styling' that, is it?! We're coming to the part of the room where all the arranging took place. It's not quite finished, because I have stuff in boxes, waiting to be re-discovered. Maybe I should re-phrase that, I have more clutter waiting to clutter up my work space.
That shelving on wheels you can see in the above photo, it used to be brown. Brown didn't look right with the new look studio. So I went for bright turquoise, which felt a little frightening at the time. I even went through a "I don't know" stage............ But with things on it, and the shelves filled, the colour isn't so intimidating, it's gorgeous, (to me anyway!).
Some of the furniture in the above photo was in my old studio, some is newly acquired. Like the trolley with the Cath Kidston bag sitting on it. (My prize bag. A Birthday gift from my very generous sister). The trolley.......... well, that was a sale item from Ikea, once brown, now painted a blue colour. And the pink cabinet resting on the green cupboard? £45 from and antiques shop on our trip to North Yorkshire last month. I thought it was a good buy, and I didn't have to paint it, and I luv it............
My precious Cath Kidston bag is also doing a reasonably good job of hiding the ugly photocopier............... We're almost full circle............
Full circle! So there you go! The new studio on display! I hope you enjoyed the tour? Now for the weekend, which, in my head, I imagine is going to be relaxing and craft orientated. That's what I'm imagining. Whether or not it actually happens is yet to be discovered............. Have a wonderful weekend, and see you on Monday with pictures of the finished bedroom! Love Vanessa xxx
Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.
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Books I have illustrated!
The Best Gift of All
Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon