Monday, January 28, 2013

Outside finished,,almost!!!

Here is the art studio with the outside done, except for staining , which will have to wait for warmer weather. I am really happy with the way it looks!! The log posts in the front are awesome and the real front door is beautiful!! Now work will move inside with wiring, then insulation, then drywall, ceiling boards and floor boards.  What do you think of my new little studio?
    I have finished another gourd with butterflies carved into it and black and tan leather lacing up at the rim.... I also did a small watercolor painting of some nasturtiums I grew last summer along with some salvia, and veronca,in a little blue bottle. It is 5x7 and can be purchased from my Etsy shop.

I can't believe January is almost over! Does time really go much faster the older we get? Soon I need to start looking at my seed catalogs and get ready for the wonderful warm weather that will be here before I know it!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lots of art studio progress!

Here is the latest picture of my art studio! It now has most of the siding on and a temporary door on the front. We had the ditch dug over the past weekend for the electric line. Most of the porch floor is on but the log posts need to be put on the front to finish that. It is really starting to take shape!! So Exciting! I can almost picture my supplies all inside and flowers planted around the outside! Oh and a porch swing on the front!! It is the time of year for getting my  husbands business book work finalized for the past year , so that has been taking up alot of my time. I have managed to start several gourd projects and just finished one.
It is a large canteen gourd That I painted with some goldfinches and a sparrow. The lid is handmade from butternut wood and a piece of driftwood for the handle. I have changed my online shop from artfire to etsy. So that is where items will be for now.