Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A June Update


Hello!

My, my, time flies...somehow the wee babe is already 2 months old!  As I slowly emerge from the newborn phase (the sleep deprivation is REAL, people.), I'm so excited to launch my artwork again!  I've just started squeezing in art time during his naptime or after baby bedtime, and it feels fantastic to be back at it. Yes, there are typically lots of interruptions, but this is my new normal and I love it :)  If anything, the frequent but shorter creative sessions have been helping me create smarter -- I've found that I dawdle a lot less.  I still dawdle, of course!  That's how I come up with most of my art ideas, but the dawdle quality has improved.  Does that make sense?  I suppose it's more purposeful dawdling :)  I digress.

After relocating from my old studio space last September, I've encountered a bit of a down-scaling challenge.  I was pretty spoiled in my last studio -- there was so much storage space that I could squirrel away lots of things.  In order to get my new space to work, I knew I had to skinny down and only keep the essentials.  After some major sorting and parting with a lot of excess junk, I have a studio space that I actually enjoy more!  It still has the natural light that I adore and it has just enough space to create what I love.  Everything that I need has a tidy little home.  Take a look...


Desk with my beloved white chair & original pillow design from my 2016 'Life & Style' collection

I truly hate parting with any art supply that is still potentially usable, but I knew I had to move several items along. As a result, I can actually see (for the most part) all of my supplies in one place. !!! This really comes in handy when I need a particular paint or brush immediately.   It has certainly sparked some new ideas :)


Paper-less shmaper-less.  Truthfully, I don't know how to organize my life without a file cabinet.  Just makes managing paperwork that much easier -- for running a small business and for life in general :) 


Stick around!  New stuff to come :)  Today's musical selection is from last week's closing credits of Silicon Valley.  Can't get enough of that show (mostly Jared):

 Walking on Sunshine (Estoy En El Cielo) - Silicon Valley (End Credit Song) via Youtube

 Cheers!
-OJ