It's been tough living here lately. Every time I go upstairs I take an item that needs to go up into the attic studio. The girls are wearing out the stairs taking things both up and down. And Doug and our oldest son have been carrying the heaviest and bulkiest things up to the attic. This is my handy dandy cabinet built by our friend/contractor so that I could have a presentable place to store finished work. I have been using it in my office downstairs for the last several years, but have had to keep it covered so the cats would stay out of it. It also ended up being a good spot to stack unprepared panels. But now! It just gets to sit in my new studio, uncovered and for now fairly unencumbered. Here's a shot of Doug bringing it up the steps. They had to remove the attic door to get it through the opening.
And here is the cabinet in place.
The Best Gallery Director Ever donated a flat file/tabletop/bookshelf to the cause. (Thank you!) Believe it or not the boys got it upstairs, but only because Doug pried the tabletop off of the top flat file. Luckily the two file cabinets were NOT gorilla glued together as well. I am beyond excited to have a flat file, it's been on my wish list for years. And of course the whole thing will surely get much use.
I have been working in the new studio, getting ready for an upcoming show. Even though I would have liked to take a break while moving my studio, having to keep working has been very helpful. I am able to get a sense of where I want to put things and as I gradually am moving more supplies in I kind of already know where they should go.
This side will have a big work table that I will mostly use to prep panels. I have two 55x38 tabletops with bookcases below on order and they should be coming next week. Until then I have been making do on two card tables. Luckily, most of the paintings for the show are 6x8 and smaller.
PS. I took these pictures on a day that seems an eternity ago: Monday June 30. I have been a busy bee since then though and the whole place looks different again. I am off right now to take more pictures and I will put them up tomorrow.