Once I embarked on this creative journey, one thing that I struggled with was workspace. When I moved in 2011, I set up my studio in a small den in my house. I didn’t realize how dark and uninspired my space was until one winter day when I brought all of my supplies into the Great Room and began painting where the light was so much better. But the kids would come home from school and say, “Mom, what are you doing?!” They had no intention of sharing the room with my painting table smack in the middle. I knew that if I wanted to create, I needed a new, bigger and brighter place to do it in that didn’t impede on my children. I asked my friend and contractor, Doug to come over and help me. We looked at converting my attic into a new space but it would have been too costly. So next we looked at the space over my garage…it had skylights, windows, electric and it had lots of potential. So in March we began to convert this unused storage space into my studio.
Once it was ready I decided to paint the plywood floors with one of my designs. I wanted it to look like there was a rug on the floor. With the help of my incredibly creative friend Michelle, we embarked on a 3 day adventure in designing and painting the floor.
I can’t believe how bright, sunny and wonderful it is! I haven’t fully
Moved in yet but I can’t wait to …
I will share my process for painting the floor in a future blog .