Sometime unexpected things happen that cause you to "reorganize" your studio. I had a flood this week and after frantically moving everything out of harms way, today was the day to put it all back together again. We flew home from Salt Lake City early this morning and I spent the entire day organizing and cleaning and throwing stuff away. It sure is a great feeling to be done. Well, almost ...
My studio was in need of an overhaul and there were quite a few things that needed to be "relocated" to our attic upstairs. So I made some plans and went at it! No need to hit the treadmill today.
One thing I have wanted for quite some time in my studio is a cozy chair and ottoman. I have wanted a spot to relax and enjoy creative thinking, brainstorming and reading. I have hesitated to put a chair in my studio because I teach a lot of workshops and a lot of space is taken up with easels and other teaching accessories. But I came up with a hanging solution for the easels and now I have lots more floor space! If anybody in Southern California has a slipcovered chair and ottoman, please let me know!
I also went through all of my drawers and reorganized and "thinned" a few things. Old paintings and items not needed in the last year are now gone. Thank heavens.
I replaced a few light bulbs and added some new extension chords (ruined by the rain water) and switched all of my computers around. The desktop (which was in my studio) is now in my office and one of my laptops is in the studio to take it's place. The printer is hooked up and working (the wireless never worked) and the the old tubes of paint have been properly been disposed of. I even have lights for all of my easels!
The other big project I have been working on is setting up a VPN (virtual private network) so that all my computers can communicate and share documents. I also uploaded over 50,000 photos to icloud and the new Apple Photos program. Soon all of my computers will be able to access my photos via the cloud. The reason why I say "soon" is because it has taken a week to upload 25,000 photos. I only have 25,000 more to go. (But I did fee up 250 gigs of storage on my laptop which now works a lot faster.)
I still have a few more things to tackle but I have to get back to painting or else I will have nothing to post for the 30 in 30. And yes, the photo up top is from the first day I moved in to the Carriage House five years ago. It was too dark to take a photo tonight.
I would love to hear about any of your studio makeovers!
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