I'm finally using my art room!!! Yeah!! It has turned out to be a wonderful, warm, light-filled space and I am feeling inspired to create. Here are a few shots of the room.
|Lots of storage for yarn, fabric, and inspirational things.|
|A corner shelf to store glass and some vintage lace.|
|Items from nature.|
|An old wooden shelf where I'm starting a collection of things.|
|My brushes in handmade (not by me) ceramic containers|
Here are the "before" and "after" photos. Remember this.
|Now that's more like it. :-)|
With all this inspiration I think I'll start a spring project! I've been crocheting all winter and I will have some pictures soon of my finished projects. In the meantime... I'm looking forward to some PAINTING TIME. Right now I'm prepping some canvases with gesso.
|I used a canvas drop cloth and embroidery hoops to save some money.|
I'm trying to be economical and use a drop cloth which is SOOOO much less expensive than going to the art store and buying stretched and primed canvases. The canvas is really nice and thick but does require a few extra steps to prepare it for paint. Here are the steps I followed.
|Trimmed to large, medium and small sizes|
|Gotta iron those wrinkles out!!|
|Trim the excess canvas.|
|Stretch between the hoops, secure with glue, and trim.|
|Ready for gesso.|
That's it for now. You have unlimited possibilities with these little canvases. I'll let you know when they have something on them. Stay tuned....
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I hope you'll come back soon!