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A printmaker's progress


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Of Time And Place


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Painted Walls

It’s been six months since my last posting. Where has the time gone? On yes, into a studio renovation, and moving house!

The renovation came first, and neither are complete. Moving into an already completely furnished home while renovating a room for a studio space has meant living with a lot, and I mean a lot, of clutter. While the work is being done on the studio, all the studio furniture, including a large etching press and an extra toilet sit in wait all over the house. Combining two households into one has also required a purging and reorganization of mammoth proportions that has brought into play all our negotiation skills and forebearance.

The work is still incomplete but we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The studio is painted and awaits the flooring, which is being made of local elm by my partner (now fiancé, yeah!). It is slow in coming due to other committments but I know it will be extraordinary, as all his wood projects are, and worth the wait.

Here are some photos of the project from start to present. The photo below shows the hole left by the indoor hot tub which we removed. Not an easy or pleasant job!

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Hot tub hole

The adjoining bathroom was made much smaller, with change in flooring, walls and just about everything else!

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Old bathroom

New wall was put up shrinking the bathroom and enlarging the studio space.

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New wall going up.

Time for the drywall. We did it ourselves and it was hard work, especially the ceiling! The little green stickies were to see where little touch ups were needed.


Finally, after many months the first brush of paint went on!

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Cutting in

The walls are painted! How do you like the color? It looks very strong and warm here because of the fabulous sunset light.

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Shadow Selfie

Did I mention the gorgous view and adjoining deck?

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More updates to come! Meanwhile I wish everyone a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

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