Renovation is almost complete on the new home studio, and the place I am now calling, “Rubber Soul.” I’ve run into a few major problems, but I’m solving them by throwing money at them. Not something I’m in the position to do, but I didn’t have a choice.
One of the biggest problems I ran into: my easel. My pretty much brand new David Sorg easel will not even fit under the garage doors at its lowest setting, let alone under the very low ceiling I am going to be working under – and there is nothing I can do about it. I’m forced to sell it and get something else. I’m waiting for the new one to arrive, and while it cost me a lot more than I would have liked, I’m actually very excited about it because not only is it a lot shorter, but it also adjusts completely flat. That’s a nice perk, I must say, especially since I just started a 9 foot wide piece and had to work on it on the floor and nearly busted my knees on the cement floor sticking the pattern paper to it. Even if I had to do it again in Rubber Soul, there is a rubber floor and I won’t ever hurt my knees like that again. Standing is going to be a bit better too. I put the rubber floor in because there are so many uneven cracks in the cement floor in the garage, this kind of evened things out. A problem solved if you will.
I am moving 350 square feet into 230 that has stuff already in it. A problem I can’t solve by throwing money at it. It’s a problem I have to solve by getting rid of stuff and simplifying. This is something I want to do, I just don’t know how to do it before August. And how do do this, pack, and move without really interrupting my work flow? You tell me. I’m trying to work from both places right now and take a little bit home with me as I go back and forth so as to not make the move so bad. Where I am going to store all the blank canvases and panels is my biggest problem.
Anyway, anyone want to buy a slightly used Sorg?
That’s about it for now.