My studio

Yay! After many months of mosaicing in the living room, then trying to make do in a space in another room for about a year, we’ve finally managed to get organised and do the IKEA run to Sydney (twice!) – no IKEA in Canberra. I repeat, no IKEA in Canberra!!! The first time we went up, we had the kids with us. Kids and shopping generally don’t mix… so we dumped the children with my Mum and Dad one day and did another dash to Sydney. Good thing too, because the car was chockas! We have a station wagon and managed to jam it full of shelves and other odds and sods. Very fun.

So hubby had a week off in between jobs and his big thing was putting up the shelves. Well, a 2 day job turned into this huge affair! Our house doesn’t seem to have straight walls. Anywhere. So of course what was meant to be an easy job, wasn’t. Seems to be the story of our lives in renovating our home. I just wonder if we’ll ever finish. We always joke that when we get everything finished, we’ll sell up πŸ˜‰

Anyway, the shelves are up, I’m happy and Matt did a great job. That kind of thing just goes over my head – I just want them up. Matt did try to explain to me how difficult it was to get this there and that over here and I think I just stared blankly!!! I’m generally pretty handy and love power tools as much as the next bloke, but I could seriously care less about the process… Good thing I married someone who’s not only handy, but does a great job πŸ™‚ Lol…

Starting to put stuff up on the shelves

My Space!!!

I absolutely love my table and it has come in very useful already, drawing different designs for the commission I am working on. It really makes such a difference working in a dedicated space… My mosaic has been put on hold for this reason and also because of exams (yay for me again because I got distinctions all around – makes all that stress worthwhile and I feel like I can keep going with it; I’m mental!), so hopefully now I can get back into mosaicing. I’ve missed it!


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7 responses to “My studio

  1. Paul

    Oh God….I’m suffering from a green tinged Deadly Sin at the moment…..Love your studio/love your mosaics!

    Paul….(eryri2000 from Flickr)

  2. Hey Catherine!!! Yes put me in your faves and come back. Glad we found each other again. And it is actually amazing that we fit all of that in our car… Love station wagons!!!

  3. Catherine O'Brien

    God – I should buy me one of those stationwagons!!!…or maybe they are just bigger is australia?Only joking – the place looks great – love the mosaics too. Must check in more often now – will put u in favourites list. Hope you are well.

  4. Thanks Berta! Be sure to upload pics of your studio – how fun! Looking forward to seeing it. The workplace of an artist is alot of fun πŸ™‚

  5. Berta Sergeant

    WOW! Great Studio! I am just getting started on one…I just love how yours turned out. Mine is in the extremely messy stage…….you lucky girl!!

  6. πŸ™‚ Yeah, I’m pretty stoked! I have a million to-dos that keep running around in my head. Wish there was more time in a day…

  7. Oh.My.Gosh. I am so envious!

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