So, I was working on a little post. Had pictures posted- written a bunch of whimsical nothings and then Safari shut down and I lost it all. Oh well. No point in crying over vanished posts.
Maybe, I thought, that this was the computer/internet/www's way of saying they didn't like the topic? It was just a short little chapter on coffee and chickens. So anyway, just to play it safe, I thought I'd show you a couple of pictures of my little studio.
It is a small space. I mean, SMALL. But it is comfortable, inviting and lovely. I'm on the fourth floor in the building and out of my window, is a view of the Castro Hills. I have a door that shuts and locks, so I don't need to worry about my supplies, etc. There is a little sink (with cold water only), which is extremely convenient for my work. You are seeing a view of my jeweler's bench (which I adore) and I have an easel tucked behind that against the wall.
This is my little art wall for inspiration. Some of my favorite little pieces are hung up such that when I look up from my bench work, I can see some of the simple things that make me happy. Btw, the mirror isn't a reflection of narcissism. The sink is right below it and it's helpful for me to "test" my freshly finished pieces and have a mirror to help critique it.
As for this little jewel of a brush- it's a brass brush and it's a jewelry maker's best friend. It has always amazed me how it cleans a piece of metal that you've just torched or dumped into kool-aid.
That's it for now. Hope you all are having a good Saturday!