I share the art studio with my brother and my sister-in-law. He does hot glass. She paints, does picture framing and matting, and teaches art students.
I string beads, repair jewelry, dye fabric, restore antiques, and piece quilts. There's no fancy furniture in this studio, just steel and concrete block shelving, plastic totes, tables and crocks.
My favorite utility piece is a tambor that stores art tools in its ten wood drawers.
My trusty little Featherweight and
smooth plate travel iron are always
handy for piecing quilt tops.
baskets and plastic cubes
that hold dyeing and art supplies.
Notice the 3 gallon crocks
on the floor that hold rolls of art paper. There's
a better view of them in the next photo.
This is my bead stash
design projects that are unfinished in that stack of white trays. On the floor is a treasured small anvil my father made.
that I dyed in the studio and hung to dry by
the back door.
These are photo transfer fabrics that I soaked
in Bubble Jet Set. I did
36 sheets that morning.
Here is a little flock of hens made to
give away to my chicken loving
friends, useful as pin cushions or
So that's a glimpse into my public studio
at the Art & Antique Gallery. Join me
July 12 when I give you a tour of
my private studio above the store. That's where the pretty stuff is! Until then keep creating.