Tuesday, 15 February 2011

We Did It!

Studio 14a is all ours. :)
An empty space with just four white walls, and a large mirror. Then the furniture and stuff moved in, yet it needed something to kick it from room to studio.
There's nothing quite as instantling inspiring as a child, inhibition free. Son loved the idea of the entire wall beign covered in lining paper so he could doodle EVERYWHERE so off he went with his marker. Next day he got out the paint and created his own uninhibited Jackson Pollock style paintings.
Meanwhile eldest daughter got drawing in her sketchbook, and realised that sometimes things take on a life of their own. Then she spilt dirty water all over her paper, a disaster one minute but 30 minutes later  it dried to look like leather, so she was more than happy.
I made a whole pile of small collages, just because I could. :)
Pictures coming later.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Excited (just a bit)

I cannot wait until tomorrow...... Eldest daughter and I are going to look at some studio space.
Well, that's a bit of a misleading statement actually. We've already looked at the facilities, decided we really, really, really want to be there (how can a mother resist those eyes lighting up, it was like watching a toddler at Christmas).
Tomorrow we're going to see which studios are actually available, sort out the money bit and hopefully come home happy (or maybe not come home if keys are available!).
I'm probably more excited than she is in reality. I've had access to all of this before so know exactly how wonderful it can all be, how being in that sort of environment can really boost your creativity. I've dreamt of having my own studio for as long as I remember, and while there's loft space or the possibility of a workshop at the bottom of the garden, just set aside for me, this has to be better. This is the real thing with exhibition facilities and infectious enthusiasm.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Sunshine on Leith

Just a little memory jogged by yesterday's shiny Leith photo and the cup of tea I have this morning. :)


This was going to be my entry for Inspiration Avenue but I was too late. By the time I got round to uploading the photos out of my camera the rest of the submissions were online.
Next week!
It's Leith harbour taken from floor E of the red multistorey car park.