Lucy and I for some time now have had toyed with the idea of getting a creative work space to share and now it is reality . It's all happened so quickly I don't know whether it was divine intervention or just simple fate that has lead us down this path , but a lot of things fell into place very very quickly .
The first viewing .......lots of potential and two very excited ladies !!!
Oooooo old and a bit battered and has character , that was a very big tick in the box!!!
Good light as well !! another big tick !
First day of scrubbing , scraping and scouring a 100 years of grim off of the Victorian floorboards ..........
...........but it was worth it . Oh boy was I stiff the next day , muscles had been used that hadn't been used in years !!
All that scrubbing was worth it as the floor boards came up a treat and all they needed was a good dose of Danish oil .
Once we had cracked the floor we knew the bulk of the hard graft was done , then came painting . White is not a colour I would usually go for when painting a room but in this instance it was a must . We wanted the room to be very light and good for photography . The injection of colour in the room will come from our own personal touches and our work .
I think I got more paint on me than the walls, those rollers don't half splatter!!
Lucy bought this Hyacinth in the very first week when we had agreed to take the studio and we've watch it slowly open up as we've worked our little socks off!!
But we were definitely right to pick white as our back drop !!
The room is so light , I cannot wait until high summer when the room will be warm and flooded with sunlight .
Lucy joked the other day we may need to wear sunglasses inside at summer as it will be sooooo bright !!
When we had put the last lick of paint on on Saturday I went and bought some celebratory flowers to give the studio a homely feel .
..............and I started moving in .
Oh how I love the light for sewing !! It's fantastic .
We each have a corner we are putting our own personalities and styles into ,this bit is such fun and I feel very blessed to have this opportunity and space to explore my creativity . I no longer feel shackled down by the restraints of my modest sized home which was bursting at the seams with all my stuff !!
I have spent this week moving bits in and creating my working space as well as starting to sew again , my sewing and making has been seriously interrupted by getting the studio up and ready to move into . But I feel this has been a worth while sacrifice and I will soon get back into the swing of things .
Tomorrow will be my first full day down at the studio working and I am really looking forward to it , I spent this afternoon setting things up for tomorrow and I am itching to get down there . The room feels very tranquil ( even though it is on a main road and you can hear the traffic ) and whenever I glance over my shoulder I get a burst of colour from Lucy's end of the room which is quite invigorating and refreshing , It's like being on holiday at the height of summer in Cornwall or Devon . Beautiful !!
I now have a studio to fill with stock for people to come and buy when we start having open studio days .But this whole process has taught me to let things move at their natural pace . I am in a very happy place right now and I can see lots of creative possibility's for the future .
This is the very start of our creative adventure in the studio and the future is full of possibilities , we certainly have plenty of ideas already both as individuals but also for joint use of the studio . I hope in the future some of you get to come and enjoy the space too .
Thanks for popping by and ta ta for now . Tracy xx