Thursday, January 14, 2010


I know, I have been a bad blogger. To be honest, and I hate to be repetitive, this is my busiest time at work for sure - usually the first quarter of the calendar year is all event and meeting planning for the rest of the year or at least through the first quarter.

On top of work taking up a lot of my time, I have also been busy setting up my new studio space! I found a lovely little "nest" to create in and I am very excited about it. Recently my projects have been book related and have been taking over the kitchen table and beyond. So, when I found this spot, Tim and I went to look at it and both decided it would be best if I do my creating out of the house since we are already cramped enough without being surrounded by books, paper, and other art supplies. It is about a 10 minute walk from my front door too!

Here is a sneak peak - of course it will evolve over time, I don't have much on the walls, but would like a large bulletin board. I need to move my sewing machine and fabric over and also my typewriter (after it gets tuned up).

This is my little sewing and gluing table - I covered it Monday night, thanks to instructions on Yvestown. I have loved this idea forever and am so happy with the results! The best thing is, if I get tired of the top, I can change it very easily not to mention, when it gets gluey, I can scrub it right off without ruining the original table top.

So far, I love it. I have been there after work and on the weekends and there has not been anyone else there. The space is huge and broken up into 5 studios which are occupied by other artists (mostly painters). My space has a window that looks down into the landlords art space, which is pretty cool, she does AMAZING work with vintage photos! I have to admit, I feel under qualified a bit to be in the space as I think I have always thought of myself more a crafter than an artist - but have been thinking lately, what is the difference and where is the line drawn? I mean, when some of my handmade books are done (especially my personal journals that I have drawn and painted in), they are like an evolving work of art more than just a craft thing, I don't know. Any thoughts?

More photos to come as the studio gets used more. I don't believe it will always be this clean, this is just the beginning!


robin said...

The studio looks amazing! And I think you are definately an artist!
Love You!

The Maltese Kat said...

You are so sweet!
Love you!

BeBop said...

KATE! That is PERFECT! I am so happy for you!!

Angela said...

How exciting!!!!!
I love the space and yes you are an artist! You are a fabulous cook, baker and crafter which in my book = ARTIST! I can't wait to see the space evolve and all the amazing pieces you will come up with, congrats!!!
Miss you and love you,

The Maltese Kat said...

Your comments are so sweet. I am excited to spend some time in the studio this weekend. I am taking monday off so I have a three day weekend! Thanks again, I can feel the
XO- Kater

Raquel said...

AWE-SOME! What a fantastic space for you to create in. I can't wait to see what inspired work pours out of there. Good for you for taking care of your creative self. I am really happy for you!


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