Over the years I’ve hoarded so many art materials ~ bought and reclaimed ~ that they were spilling into every room in the house. (This, by the way, is completly normal ~ ask any crafter!)
Try as I might, I just couldn’t help myself from examining every piece of rubbish I was about to chuck into the bin, wondering if I could make something from it. And storing it ‘just in case…’.
Something had to be done.
So, with a little help from friends we transformed this:
The Kaboodle is large enough to stash my various collections, (with plenty of room for more;)) Now I can lay my hands on tools and materials with ease ~ quite a new experience for me!
We’ve furnished it with rejects from the home ~ some drawer units and shelving, a cupboard and our pine dining table. (Well it was perpetualy covered in art ‘stuff’, so we could never have a meal at it anyway ;))
With Martin’s paintings hung on the walls, a portable ‘boogie box’ playing in the background and fairy lights strung along the eaves, it’s a cosy and inspiring creative space. This is where I practice my art.
I’ve been running through the basics,
experimenting with whatever comes to hand and generally having fun. 🙂
I’ve tackled a few simple projects:
…..and learned what not to do from ‘mistakes’. 🙂
I’ve dabbled to my heart’s content for long enough and the time has come to put my newly~acquired skills to test. (Scary! :-/) So I’m moving on to the next phase ~ making Multi Media Collages and papier~mache Tiny Houses.
I’ll be photographing and writing about them as well, that’s all part of the project.
I’ll tell you more about these Works in Progress another time.