Thursday, June 18, 2009

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I had planned to hang my pinup wall on the narrow part of the room, behind the open door. I will be able to step farther back to get the whole work in the camera’s frame. But in the meantime, I am just hanging works from my archives. I almost forgot that long house quilt. It fills that spot perfectly.

Most of these are viewable in full at New Works.

On the other side of the door is this display.

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At this point it looks effortless. BUT there were several trips up and down the ladder for each of these, and then aiming the lighting.

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When I sit at the workstation, I will have color directly in my face. It’s pretty intense. Just how I like it.

Not everything went smoothly. I hung a painting and before I could even get down from the ladder it fell down and broke into pieces.

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O well. I can reframe it next time I visit IKEA. And I have lots more to do today.

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We brought in the sofa from the living room temporarily. I am trying out the size in preparation for getting a sofa just for this room. But between us, I think this sofa is perfect for the room and we need a different one for the living room. We’ll see if my idea prevails.

Here’s an unobstructed view of that quilt, Four Square Circles.

 

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13 comments:

  1. Teresa9:54 AM

    I am drooling! It looks fantastic. It was worth the wait, right???

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  2. Yes, this is what I thought a semi-retired quilt teacher/artist should have as a grand studio. It's fabulous!!! So many gorgeous bright colors. It's been fun watching the metamorphosis of this room. Enjoy it!

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  3. What a lovely environment this will be -- or is already! Congratulations!

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  4. It's looking GREAT, Mel! What a transformation!

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  5. Oh Oh OH!!!! Fantastic! And i stil LOVE the layout of the long skinny houses!!! What aren't there 36 hours in every day?? I NEED to make more houses!!!!! Thanks for the long shots - there's something about seeing stuff in situ, for example, the orbits paintings. I went to your painting site to get a close up...and I realized that I like seeing them better on the wall, in a frame...is that weird, or what?

    ANyway, LOVE the new digs!!!

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  6. Your new studio looks great and I love seeing all these works. The Four Square Circles is intriguing. You are SO talented!

    Kristin F. in SC

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  7. Your new studio looks great and I love seeing all these works. The Four Square Circles is intriguing. You are SO talented!

    Kristin F. in SC

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  8. Wow - what beautiful pieces to look at while you're creating more beauty!

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  9. Color me green with envy. The room looks like a perfect place to escape the "real" world! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. lost track of the linkies i followed to get here.
    glad i found it though.
    those colours!!!
    tis like an orgasm for my eyes.
    love it!

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  11. Four Square Circles is AMAZING. How wonderful these quilts must feel to be on display!

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  12. What a terric space, and so much interesting work to display. I wonder though will you be able to settle down to work in your gallery once all the setting up is done? I find I need to put previous works and fabrics used in them right out of sight if I am to really focus on what I'm doing now - otherwise I become dithery and can't settle.

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