Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Art Resolutions

I resolve to make more collages in the new year.
To make room for Suzy I moved my rubber stamp and art supplies down to the basement by my painting tables. After thinking about it I added all my paper supplies since I had a "thing" for painting paper for awhile after an awesome Ned Wert class at QSDS.
Before I discovered Art Quilts I dabbled in rubber stamping, altered books, etc. I had pieces published in several issues of Somerset Studio, back in the day. Back in the corner is my show saddle way back when I showed horses. It's for sale by the way, a good Billy Cook show saddle, very comfortable. email me for details

My oldest brother built me a great workbench with a bar above it for hanging tools. He repainted my dad's old vice and installed that too. I can hammer and drill to my heart's content. And I don't have to worry about disturbing anyone with the noise. The studio assistant is very noise sensitive after our break in last year.
In the front are my painting tables, 2 six foot banquet tables. Behind them is a table with all my painting supplies. I have been doing mixed media collages on wood panels with a 1-1/2" cradle, fun! I will have to show some in the next post.

I can multi task and do some laundry while working. I actually have only one set of machines hooked up. The house came with a set and I had a set from the old house. I can batch a washing machine with the saddle if you want.

Happy New Year to all! Make some art resolutions and make them come true!


  1. OMG you are so darn organized !!! happy Happy New Year 2012!!!! I wish I lived closer and we could play together !!!! Blessings, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Mary-Helen, The trick is not to be too organized so you don't want to mess it up! Of course it is fun to clean up after you make a mess. Wish you could come help mess it up too!

  3. Gosh, could you count me in, too? Although I'd be mostly sitting in awe of your tidy space, afraid to make a mess. On the other hand, I don't do much art because my space IS such a mess. Need to change that, for sure.

  4. Del
    I too easily get involved in the organizing when I should be making a mess! If I lived closer I would come and organize you and then go home and make a mess.