Friday, January 2, 2009

The New Studio

Last year Joe got yet another free trailer, this one is a 35' Spartan made by the Howard Hughes Aircraft Company & is just beautiful, fallen on hard times but beautiful all the same.

He has been working on making the front of it into a studio for himself & is also redoing the wiring where needed.

Because my little room in the house that I use for my studio/storage was so full that I could not see a flat space (nor could I walk in it, as the floor was also covered with STUFF) I asked Joe if I could have the bedroom at the back of the trailer for my Mixed Media Art, I figured a board or two across a couple of boxes for a table to work on but in true Joe fashion he set out to make it solid & sturdy.
He found a free table by the roadside & he remade it for my workbench. There are closets galore which are almost full of cool STUFF waiting to be up cycled into something new.. Joe has also built shelves of ingenious design to hold all the storage containers that hold all my groovy STUFF for assemblage art, he has been careful not to drill or put screws into the lovely wood lining the trailer, as restoring it is a possibility someday if not by us then by someone else.

Now it is cold as we are in the middle of winter & this is the Great North West but we have a little heater running on low all the time so that it doesn't get freezing in there & just crank it up a bit when we go out there so that it is not unbearable ;)



On the inside looking out....


Anyhoo...... Here are some pics of the studio so far...



I have 3 projects on my worktable at the moment all in different stages of done & I am hoping to produce some interesting art dolls & such to share
This is what Joe gave me for Christmas, my own mini drill/screwdriver with its own charger, too cute, eh?

Here are Joe & Phoebe visiting me in my new play room..
What a wonderful space I have out there in the trailer, I am lucky to have a husband who can do this stuff, aren't I?

16 comments:

flying fish said...

I love it! The inside looking out shot is terrific. A perfect new studio, Happy New Year indeed!

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

Wow! It looks like you have lived in the space forever! I love the intriguing mermaid form...I am doing alot of mermaid creations and manifestations at the moment myself! You are so fortunate to receive a drill for Christmas...I have been yearning for my own drill for quite some time now! Congratulations on your new studio space and, yes, you are lucky to have a wonderful talented man to help create it.

Mr. Natural said...

He smiles...

Carol said...

That Joe..WHAT A GUY!!! Yes you are lucky to have such a thoughtful caring man. They are certainly few and far between these days (spoken by someone that has one too).

That studio is wonderful and I can't wait to see what you do with the Mermaid!!

Nice post Ellen. Glad you have your own spot.

Happy New Year for sure.

GraceBeading said...

Ellen... it's PERFECT! You lucky girl. Wonderfully inviting space, thanks for sharing it.

abeadlady said...

You are a lucky lady in many ways. Great studio for all your creations and great DH for making it possible for you. Nice way to start the new year.

Arline

Murphy said...

That's so cool, Ellen! A perfect artist cove!
Joe did a great job!
I like the pictures of you behind the window and the one of Joe with Phoebe. You look happy...and dangerous! LOL
Hugs,
Saby

Dulcey said...

Yay, look at all that wonderful SPACE! Congrats, and Joe is wonderful.... (lol, my captcha is "faint")

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you all for the comments - I am enjoying the extra space that this MM Studio has given me in my indoor 'playroom' - Now to be creating some new things...

Lora said...

What a fun playroom! Love the picture of you peeking out the window!! tee hee

btw, check my blog, I tagged you.

Cynjon said...

Ya know, I had never really thought about just getting a trailer to use as a studio until I have something built...I *will* be looking into this idea! (though I do remember you and I speaking about something trailer related way back when)

What's up with the seated mermaid doll????

Cyndy said...

What a great studio. I'm eager to see how the mermaid comes out too! Looks like you and your hubby are having so much fun together.

Helaine said...

Ellen

I am hoping that some time soon I can come out to see your new studio in the trailer. I have mine full of all my stuff that was in the spare now raidan and julies room. I have a nice tote full of fabric as well as my spinning/knitting stuff.

Stay warm and enjoy your new space.

Hugs, Helaine

Belinda Saville said...

Hi Ellen! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through your pages and viewing your beautiful work. I'm loving your trailer studio...your husband is very handy indeed! :) Look forward to seeing more of your work soon. All the best, Belinda :)

Joslyn - Wildspirit Tart said...

Congratulations Ellen! What a wonderful space to create! :)

Rose Anne B said...

Oh YES Ellen you are lucky to have such a handy hubby and talk about lucky him finding these freebie finds!!! WOW I totally love the idea that your workspace is separate from the house - Neato!!!