Monday, September 9, 2013

A New Look in My Studio


You may have noticed that it has been quiet in my corner of the Facebook world.  That’s because my Peter was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had robotic surgery in Tucson.  We know so much about prostate cancer and the choices for treatment available now.  Peter is doing well, going close to full tilt on his projects and helping me with mine.  We started building a bookcase before all this happened and today we finished it, moved it into the studio and I’m starting to organize and fill it. Of course that entails emptying the bookcase next to it and incorporating all the boxes of wire, metal, metal clay, polymer canes and clay and all the tools.  I’m sure it will be better and that I will be able to find things easier.  We will see. 
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Thought you might like to see the improvement!

This is  quick before shot just after I returned from "Metal Clay on the Bay" and lots of things live on the floor.


This is after the bookcase is in place and my plastic container are organized (but still need to be labeled).   The new bookcase fits between the two existing ones.  I am so happy!


This is the after shot of the studio space.  I think I can keep it this way a while!  Notice the desk on the left and then notice in the next picture that a pull out tray can now hold my pasta machine.  My back was hurting and I realized that my pasta machine was on the other side of the desk forcing me to twist when I used it.  Peter make a pull-out tray and now I can be ergonomically correct!



Also check out my wood floor!  My chair kept getting stuck on the carpet and the plastic desk pads were not big enough!  I like to work all over my desk areas.  Peter and I bought a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood and cut it to 4 x 6, put quarter round trim on the edges and I put a floor finish on it.  Now I roll all over and it is also easier to clean.

 

While Peter and I were in Tucson for his surgery and recovery, I played with my polymer clay.  It was a perfect time to experiment and try several of the tutorials I've been saving.  In the next few posts, I’ll share my experiments, what I've learned and show you pictures.  Stay tuned for my ‘Polymer Clay Personal Workshop’ results!

Monday, September 9, 2013

A New Look in My Studio


You may have noticed that it has been quiet in my corner of the Facebook world.  That’s because my Peter was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had robotic surgery in Tucson.  We know so much about prostate cancer and the choices for treatment available now.  Peter is doing well, going close to full tilt on his projects and helping me with mine.  We started building a bookcase before all this happened and today we finished it, moved it into the studio and I’m starting to organize and fill it. Of course that entails emptying the bookcase next to it and incorporating all the boxes of wire, metal, metal clay, polymer canes and clay and all the tools.  I’m sure it will be better and that I will be able to find things easier.  We will see. 
!
Thought you might like to see the improvement!

This is  quick before shot just after I returned from "Metal Clay on the Bay" and lots of things live on the floor.


This is after the bookcase is in place and my plastic container are organized (but still need to be labeled).   The new bookcase fits between the two existing ones.  I am so happy!


This is the after shot of the studio space.  I think I can keep it this way a while!  Notice the desk on the left and then notice in the next picture that a pull out tray can now hold my pasta machine.  My back was hurting and I realized that my pasta machine was on the other side of the desk forcing me to twist when I used it.  Peter make a pull-out tray and now I can be ergonomically correct!



Also check out my wood floor!  My chair kept getting stuck on the carpet and the plastic desk pads were not big enough!  I like to work all over my desk areas.  Peter and I bought a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood and cut it to 4 x 6, put quarter round trim on the edges and I put a floor finish on it.  Now I roll all over and it is also easier to clean.

 

While Peter and I were in Tucson for his surgery and recovery, I played with my polymer clay.  It was a perfect time to experiment and try several of the tutorials I've been saving.  In the next few posts, I’ll share my experiments, what I've learned and show you pictures.  Stay tuned for my ‘Polymer Clay Personal Workshop’ results!