I thought I would share a quick glimpse (emphasis on the quick) of the new studio.  With 8 nearly floor-to-ceiling windows I have tons of natural light pouring in which makes my obsessive photo taking self just giddy with opportunity.  These boxes are from the container store and after the cross country move didn’t fair as well as I would have liked. I considered changing these out for a kraft storage system but I am partial to white-on-white. I have the new Ikea Expedit in the high-gloss which I was worried wouldn’t work with my natural history + modern industrial vibe I have going on in the studio but it reflects light beautifully and really disappears into the surroundings. It’s not an all white wall, I do have colored books (organized by hue).  I am not crazy about too much color in my work space (unless it comes from flowers, art or people).  I prefer a neutral palette, textures and the occasional kiss of nude or blush. I may consider covering all the books in glassine, white kraft, or? and trying to hand letter the titles on the spines, but I need to improve my lettering first. I did sign-up for Melissa Esplin’s Modern Calligraphy course and am out of my mind excited.  I just want to jump to the point that I can actually do it and not have to be at the very beginning of this journey. Word of warning, in my complete haste and excitement to get started I did not think to buy the supplies for class first, big mistake!  I am sure she tells you to buy them prior but I don’t read when I can do. Not a good thing. The class is available for 30 days so I need to get my supplies a.s.a.p. if I want to get started on practicing.  I have some pieces from my other calligraphy kits, but her supplies are different and were put together with her course in mind to ensure success for her students.  Little did she know that she would have a spastic, ‘put the cart ahead of the horse’ pupil in one of her inaugural classes.  So far I am loving her easy going teaching style which is packed with information, but never feels overwhelming and Melissa has the cutest personal style (you should see her sewing + fashion posts). The above boxes don’t have labels, because I am waiting to be awesome (in the hand lettering department of course).  If that doesn’t happen I will need to decide on a nice + pleasant font, or a numbering system or?  There goes my inability to make a decision.  For now I rely on my memory to find what I need.  I think it’s a good exercise for my aging brain, it’s like a masochistic game of memory.

4 thoughts on “STUDIO GLIMPSE:: NO. 01

  1. Yes, but only from afar, lol. Up close you can see the move crushed the boxes. Which makes me beg to ask, hat were the movers doing? Did they jump on my boxes? Sheesh;)

  2. Tristan. Am taking the same course. Just got my supplies is I am playing catch up with the lessons. Bu loving it so far. BTW, any SFS classes coming up soon?
    Best. ClaireH. [studioHannafin]
    P.S. welcome to the sultry hot summer East!

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