Who needs a garage...


Please  note:  my new email address
izzyzgumbo@gmail.com

The making of a 'studio' ;)

umm... yeah, I do jewelry in here too lol!
Enjoy some older articles I've written on building a creative space...
Health and Posture at the Jewelry Table
Your Jewelry Workspace
Tools for Making Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Well I sure hope you have the space already cleared in your garage before you get started... I had so much stuff crammed into mine, I had to clear it out first!  Anyway, after that.... I had a great time doing the rest!

FUN! ideas are these...
1.  Clear the floor of crap and carpet or other funky garage floor coverings and try to find foundation... mine is cement and was there after the removal of an old carpet left from previous occupants.
2.  Battleship grey is an awesome color to pour out onto a cleanly swept cement foundation and with roller on a broomstick handle, smearing such quick dry paint all over the floor is another delightful experience!
3.  Sweep away nasty cobb webs and corners, don't look, don't think, just do ... and using large sunglasses or eye cover is a must!  Sweep the ceiling without this eye protection and risk the idea of an icky spider filled something falling onto your face.... don't say I didn't warn you :) If you have a vac with hose, it's best.
and....
don't take yourself ... "SO SiriuSly!"  (my painting above)... it's an ART STUDIO and will be a mess most of the time anyway.  Have fun!

For the walls and my eccentric personality, I chose to use black chalk board paint and painted much of the wall spaces with it.  Including a few seats and counter surfaces.... some old picture frames too for portable chalk board space and this wonderful stuff comes not only in black but also GREEN!  And who can have an 'art studio' without whimsy things drawn all over the new chalk board walls. :))  what fun you will have... indescribable.

2 comments:

andrew siddle said...

beautifully designed and unique Handmade Jewelry

IzzyGumbo said...

thank you so much andrew siddle! :)