Oh where, oh where has this blogger been...
It's been a few months since I've posted, and so much has changed since then. At the end of last year, we finally moved to our little old house in the rural township of Glass House Mountains. We're loving it; the peace, the space, the friendly neighbours, the garden and the joy of knowing that it's ours to do what we want with it.
It's also meant that I've been able to build a new studio. A little place in the garden that is all mine. I feel like I should give it a glamourous name like "the studio" but most of the time it's "the shed". As I sit and work, I look out onto Mt Ngugun.
While we had a builder construct the shed, The Man and I, with a bit of help from my dad, laid the flooring, put up the walls, did the plastering and painting ourselves.
For my birthday, The Man built me a big, long, jeweller's bench. What I wanted most from this space is lots of different work stations so that I wouldn't have to pack up one task to begin another. Across the room I have another long bench for resin work, a third desk for processing and packing orders. A fourth, long table in the centre will be for my computer, fabric cutting and the occasional sewing. I can imagine a lot of the sketching will be done on the little studio deck.
I still have lots of unpacking and setting up to do, but for me, a place never feels quite right until the books are out and a few little treasures are out.