Sunday, July 11, 2010

Weekend update
























(work in progress, 12x24)

After a few days absence, I was back in the studio today painting. This summer I have been in the studio painting about five days out of the week--sometimes more. This past week it was less and I have to admit feeling a little "guilty" about that. I'm finding that this summer without a day job I have to remind myself to enjoy the pleasures of summer--it passes so quickly. So I took a few days to enjoy the summer and time with my family.  
























Painting may be my job right now...but it is still my pleasure.


























Saturday I enjoyed a rare day home to myself. I did some laundry, baking and a bit of cleaning--all while listening to music or having some mindless t.v. play in the background. My special project was to work on cleaning/organizing my home office/studio space. This is where I do some beading, collage work and organize my paperwork. It was in serious need of an overhaul.



















This space is not large--and I share it with my hubby. It is just under 9 feet wide. I have the end of the room with the window. A large Ikea table sits on one side and Ikea shelves on the other side (along with other organization/storage units). I made some serious progress in this clean-up-- I promise to show you final pictures later this week.

(While I am still tweaking and polishing things over at my new website, I hope you will stop over and take a look--http://www.createdbyrisa.com  Let me know what you think!)

6 comments:

Karin said...

Loving the painting.....my studio is in serious need of a cleaning too!

jacqueline said...

Your new painting looks gorgeous and i love the color! My little studio is not a huge place but i love it lots! It's very messy these days ~ i've been working really hard. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I love the colours in your new painting! I am so JEALOUS of your studio!

ArtSnark said...

glad you are taking time to enjoy :D Love the new piece - great color & movement

jasperandblue said...

Your paintings are fun and colourful, I like that. I'm jealous of your studio , even though you share it with your hubby.

Johwey Redington said...

Love the 'messy-ness' of your studio and the brick wall and that pine wood flooring.