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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stretching My Wings


It's time to unveil my new studio space! On June 9th, I wrote my Pinch Me post, sharing my news of getting my own studio. Then on July 13th I posted a teaser, Preparing a Place, giving a glimpse of the work in progress. I'm ready now to share a more detailed look at the space. But first, I have to share a discouraging moment. A couple of weeks ago at the end of a long afternoon, I was hot, tired, weary, worn out, and frustrated by the amount of work yet to be done. I said to my husband, Howard: Why am I doing this? I had a perfectly good art space. Howard's response illustrates the kind of support he gives me in whatever I do, but in this particular instance, he said: Sometimes we have to stretch our wings and that's where you are. My wings have definitely been stretched!

First, a bit of the preparation:






Then a bit of the moving (I can't even begin to tell you how many trips we made!):



Then a bit of disarray:







Finally, the studio, but only the outside as the backyard is too frightful to share right now. Of course, I already know what I want to do with the outside space in back . . .





The inside space, including the kitchen studio area, the back porch storage, the living room meeting space, and the back bedroom, which is mega storage central!


















The yet to be organized attached shed (but not during 107 degree weather!):






And finally, I will leave you with some glimpses and peeks of my stuff!








11 comments:

Nena's Art & Designs said...

WOW, your studio is great! Sooo much space. Is your studio by your home or at a different locaation? I like what your husband said about the wings, very touching. I have a room in my home that I use as my studio, which I love, I could only imagine what your's feels like.

Gerri said...

OMG Dayna how great! To spread out and have a whole house to have your studio in is wonderful. Can't wait to take a class and see the whole thing in person.

La Dolce Vita said...

ok so now I have serious studio envy!!! how magnificent! way to go! cannot wait to see all your fab creations!!! Congrats! Dayna!

gl. said...

oh, gosh, dayna, this is so great! i hope it brings you much joy and discovery. when you stretch your wings you create hurricanes! :D but you're going to lovelovelove spreading out and making bigger pieces.

also, i hope you host a studiowarming after the heatwave. :)

Juanita Bitonti said...

Yes, more studio envy! WOWWEEEE! This is simply wonderful, Dayna. A really big stretching of wings I'd say and looks like all the hard work was quite delicious in the end. What an adventure this will be...can't wait to see more. Love, Juanita

Deldino said...

Wow- wishing you many happy days creating in your new space!

Terica said...

Wishing you lots of luck . it looks great!

shelby said...

I feel so lucky to have gotten to take the tour already! Thank you for sharing with me, you have truly made this space your own, I was practically speechless!

Destree said...

The House of Wierdness has truly come together. A very beautiful space and welcome addition to a neighborhood in need of flair. Loves it!

Carol Wiebe said...

Absolutely, totally incredible!

Do you take in boarders? I'd like to LIVE there!

Serena Barton said...

Wow, Dana! I'm glad I inspired your studio envy and maybe helped you take the plunge. Your studio is great!

And here I am, still plugging away on mine...soon, soon!