Friday, July 17, 2009

I'm going to have a studio!

Fun to come in the beadio!

We moved into our new apartment on February 1. At that time, Abbie (the best landlady ever) took pity on us and told us that within 4-6 months, we could have another small room on her side of the fence.

Matt said at the time that it should become my studio, my retreat for beading, my "beadio". And the beadio it became... it was initially full of interesting cartons of stuff, old phonograph records, and pictures. The dryer vents in there, and worked loose from its mooring and covered everything with a fine coating of dryer lint, giving it a true Miss Havisham character.

When school got out for the summer, Abbie turned into a whirliwind of energy and cleaned out her garage, cleaned up the yard, took out 2 palm trees, and emptied out the beadio. The dryer is still venting in there, but firmly ensconced in a lint trapper. It's hot as Pele's fire in there when the dryer is on! Things certainly won't mold. And eventually it will be vented outside.

I took this picture of one corner with my digital camera the other night, came in and downloaded it, and then painted it with different colors to get a feel for the eventual scheme, which is drawn from all the colors in the inset picture in the mid-left. All this boggles my mind, it is so much fun.

I had a feeling that I should go with a soft coral on the walls and accent it with a sharp lime green, or purple. Tropo! But tropo so often morphs into circus, and I want the beadio to be juicy and creative, but also a serene harbor where creativity can blossom. Maybe a steam calliope is too much! But it would solve the problem of what to do with the dryer steam. Permaculture!

Tomorrow afternoon I'll start cleaning it. Abbie has donated several gallons of white paint to use as a primer. My goal is to have it finished by the end of August.

Bead on!

1 comment:

  1. I love the word "bedio"... the best ever for a place to do beading!!!! "Virtual painting" is also quite fun, isn't it?!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting about "witnessing." I put part of your comment in my current post.

    Your blog will be a lot of fun as you write well and obviously have a good time with it. I'll be back!