Wednesday, December 12, 2012

creativity bubbling: a video/art spaces


Last weekend Steven said, "I'm coming to get you at 4pm at take you out on the river in Chelsea." I was pleased; he was arranging a date! Chelsea is the boat that we bought from Lucas Boatworks about a year ago. It was hand built by Dave Lucas and Howard Heimbrock. Chelsea is an unusual boat because it is powered by a Briggs and Stratton riding lawn mower engine (!) and looks a bit like the "African Queen" with the canopy top. I took a short video and a bunch of photos while out in the boat with Steven and our 2 dogs, Asia & Chloe. I remembered about the video yesterday and enjoyed putting it together with a few photos and some music ~I'm learning! But I think it came out good -most importantly, Steven loves it! If you do not see it below, here's a direct link. Only 2 minutes long and a lovely boat ride. Won't you join me?


Asia & Chloe having a chat?
So that felt very good to be creative making that short video. Then today, I started moving things around in my office/studio space and on my lanai (porch) studio space. Cool! I was happy to be finally interested in trying to figure out how to arrange things related to my art so I can get back to that. I moved a green plastic set of drawers full of interesting fabric & goodies, out of the garage and under my work table on the lanai. Then I thought, why not move those two plastic towers filled with rubber stamps out to the lanai as well? They did not feel like they were working well space-wise in my office/studio, so why not? Here's what I've come up with so far . . .

It is comforting to me because the green drawers were in the same place in my old studio. The strange boat you see there is a barge that has been brought in to build our dock!

The drawers of rubber stamps will work so much better out here where my big work table is, probably where they will be used the most. They were behind the big box on the floor in the photo below. They were pushed right up against the wall in my very messy and unpacked studio. These drawers kind of blocked the flow of things and I am happy I got the idea to put them out on the lanai with my table instead. All of this makes me think about unpacking the "studio" boxes in the garage and finding a home for things in my new space!


Please excuse the mess! I have a smaller inside studio now, but with the addition of the work space out on the lanai, I think eventually I will have a very workable and quite pleasing arrangement. I will keep you posted as things progress.


I'll get there!! wow, here is an apropos quote:

Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.
~ William Feather


6 comments:

  1. One of my favorite quotes because I so relate! Nice to see little by little everything coming together. The nature you are close to and surrounded by is so beautiful and must be so comforting! Beautiful pictures, Lenna. xoDonna

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  2. whoot whoot! Stuff unpacked! Yeah! And I loved your video - you are already getting so much joy from your new home Lenna... :)

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  3. Dear Lenna,
    YES I enjoyed the boat ride,so much,- what a fantastic place you have gone to live, and be able to take tours in your beautiful boat, in those sorrundings, it must be a stunning experience every day, to look at this view.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  4. Great to see you making a start as I know it means you're in the mood for arting. Love those drawers you have for your stamps, very organised,

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  5. Thank you so much for the boat ride-I could just feel the breeze and the scent of the water...mmmmm.Incredible cloud formation too. Your pups were very well behaved too. I SO want to swim with the manatees!! You really have the lovliest new home and surroundings and I know it won't be long before you have your spaces set up just as you want.Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I just wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Gaby xo

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