Whats on Your Workdesk? Wednesday

I don’t know if I’ll do What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday
as a regular thang, but here I am on humpday wanting to post about
my new space and I happen upon this weekly challenge…..

When not painting
I wish that were so….

W16 BALLOkay, back to reality.  When not working in a business I actually like which is
conservation of objects
, above, where I also get to paint using traditional finishes and oils, I paint for myself, mostly watercolors, ink sketches, and the occasional throwback acrylic.  I paint on breaks, sketch on breaks, and can get to the studio early to paint
seven days a week to get in a few hours before the “real” day starts.

2016 4 WALLS2Our space in our studio was not efficient or enjoyable….  Mitchell spent so much time walking between rooms.  Finally our landlady let us remodel.

w16 4 out my new windowLast month we blew out two walls in
our space in four days and made the upholstery/textile room one BIG space.
I now have 12-feet of desk space that is totally dedicated to paint, WOW! It means I have a larger main desk space where everything is within reach, below.  Right, the secondary space, where I sit on the ball and get a bit of a workout too…  I have a tall rolling cart for extra journals and shellac and STUFF — and nearby I still have a shelf of large paper and my own handmade paper. I have a second great window view, right, of trees and the northwest hills and the old Montgomery Ward building.

2016 5 desk 1

Tracey Fletcher King and Jennifer McLean are on the walls over my head
(the kitchen art never made it to the kitchen, gurls)
along with a few pieces of my own, inspiration and sentimental stuff.

A glimpse down the whole long space, where you can see my textile work area next to Mitchell, then the upholstery area where we can now have two projects on the tables
(I came so close to saying “on the boards” a throwback to my architectural days), the cutting tables, and at the end, the woodworking area with hand-tools and glue up stand.

And every paint studio needs a rock-and-roll guy….


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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22 Responses to Whats on Your Workdesk? Wednesday

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Wow – your work space is so much more interesting than mine 😦 Mine is covered with insurance related paperwork and notes.


  2. WOWZERS! wonderful space, great light and THAT”S YOUR JOB?!? Like they PAY you and everything!!! OH how I am going to be cyber stalking you Girlie… I just Gotta see more! Grin Scrapbook Lynne Mizera WOYWW #55


  3. Wendy Barner says:

    Love it Kate!


  4. LLJ says:

    What an interesting workspace you have and how lucky that it’s your work as well as hobby. I’m envious! I really enjoyed seeing around your space and the myriad different things you create. I hope you join in WOYWW again, I’d like to see more 😊
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx


  5. I love that now you have all that space for the energy to flow through the whole space… Nothing worse than walls to mess that up… And your view and painting area is amazing… Exciting things will come out of it I am sure… And I get to vicariously be part of it, looking down from the wall… That is the perfect way to start my Thursday…


  6. bikerchick57 says:

    Nice space Katie, I bet you will have fun with all of your art supplies and the new space. I have one question for Mr. Guitar Man: Can he strum a little AC/DC? Journey? Aerosmith?


  7. Wonderful workspace! What a great job you must have.
    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #40


  8. I love all the colours in your workspace. Happy WOYWW BJ#26


  9. Diane says:

    What a great space! And being serenaded at the same time!
    Have a great day.
    Diane – WOYWW #31


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