Aaaaah, that is SO much better. I can BREATH! My work surface was always cluttered with not enough space to work. I work mostly from the house in this corner so something had to be done. PLUS Madeline accidentally knocked the precariously placed lamp stacked on 5 books over which then ripped a large drawing that was leaning against the wall. Too cluttered and DANGEROUS! So I had an idea: I need a new desk! After many drawings and plans, Mat and I trekked to Lowe's first thing Saturday morning to get just $70 worth of wood. We then headed to Wewahitchka where his dad has a FULL wood shop with every tool and machine you would ever need. Thanks power-tools and machines! It took us two full days but it was worth it. We simply cut a large piece of wood to attach to my old art desk, making the surface larger but keeping the tilt-up option. Then we built the table to the side, complete with shelf, holes for plugs, and pure sturdy awesomeness. Once we placed it in the room I couldn't WAIT to get back to work! And now here I sit at this lovely art/work station merrily typing away with plenty of elbow room.
I could be a little merrier if I didn't have some pesky cold or possibly strep throat....
Figure drawing at CityArts Cooperative last week had such a good attendance I may need to rearrange the classroom better to accommodate more students! What a lovely problem to have! Here is a spread of sketches:
And I have been having a blast teaching Kids Art Classes at Cloud 9 Wellness Center. Check out these talented and creative little ones!