Thursday, July 12, 2012

glimpse of my studio....before











I have had a major magazine get in touch wanting to do a feature on me and my studio!!! I am bursting inside with excitement but I am pretty ashamed of my studio in the state that is is right now.  It serves me well but I think it could be a lot more inspiring. It is in the back of the gallery....bonus, and it has a whole wall of frosted windows, so tonnes of natural light....double bonus it just isn't very organised.
 I have been coveting some plan chests for a few years now and have been scouring ebay but can't justify the huge prices. I thought I had found something that "would do" in Ikea but they still weren't perfect and this time I just want to get it right.  So I went to see a local carpenter yesterday who was really enthusiastic to make me some pieces for less than half the price and made to my exact measurements. I am very happy to be supporting someone local too and not be buying from the Swedish giants once again. So these are the before shots....and in a few weeks time I will hopefully show you my after ones. 
I can't say anything more yet about the magazine but its definitely one of my all time faces so this is more than a bit exciting xxxx

7 comments:

kelly said...

Wow Janet! Super exciting...and what better excuse for a big sort out? Although having been lucky enough to set foot in your lovely studio I have to say what an amazing space it is to work in and the atmosphere was pure inspiration...of course with you in the middle of it all making it a very happy and creative place! Great to have a local craftsperson make you some new storage too. Can't wait to hear more about the article. I am making a secret guess as to what it will be!! XxX

Little Brown Rabbit said...

Wow! Congrats Janet!

Lesley said...

Hi Janet, that is incredibly exciting!!! My bet is on either Country Living or Coast!! Will look forward to seeing the article!! It is fab that you've found a good carpenter, so special to have something made for you like that. Good luck with it all. xx

Janet said...

Thanks lovely friends, my lips are sealed on this one just in case it doesn't happen and I know these things also take months but fingers crossed xxx

Morten and Me said...

Fantastic news! My desk is usually a tip but when people come over I try to make it tidy(ish) so I can imagine how you feel about making your studio look for a magazine! It will look amazing like your paintings so I hope you aren't too stressed :) x

Janet said...

Not at all stressed, just thinking it's a great opportunity to turn my studio into an amazing and inspiring place. It always ends up as a dumping ground for gallery stuff but I am banning empty boxes and bubble wrap x

Judith Logan said...

Congratulations! the artist, Artists and Illustrators, er, Country Living? lucky you! That would be a dream come true for me! I've also been scouring eBay for plan chests; the vintage ones, which are the nicest, are very expensive! By the way, is that a colour chart pattern on your apron? I love it! Judith, N. Ireland