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Falling into winter

The weather here in the north east is starting to change. The leaves have turned and are falling everywhere. On days when it’s sunny and warm this is a wonderful time of year. It’s not cold and not too hot and there are no bugs to drive you insane. The colours of the leaves do nothing but inspire.

But when it’s chilly all you see, or I do, are dead leaves and then wait in expectation of the coming snow. Ugh the dreaded snow. I’m still in denial, I actually don’t like snow and I live in an awful snowy place 🙂

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When the weather starts cooling off I find it harder and harder to go up to the studio, the fingers do not work as well as they should in the cold room. The cozy living room and TV has more of a draw.

Right now the walls in the studio are white and the room is a bit clinical and I’m thinking it may need a nice warm Colour and maybe a cozy chair and throw. If I can make it cozy it will be easier to sit up there and work. My latest work in progress is spring flowers the flowers are a way of keeping those warm days in my mind and brightening the room.

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What tips and tricks do you all use to keep the studio warm, and yourselves moving and inspired during winter.

Artistic Block

So I have had a small block. The plan was to do a sketch a week and do the blog. Unfortunately I just keep staring at the page. So I turned my mind to something else. I built my little studio, this worked well to take my mind off stuff and still manage to be creative.

So still blocked.

So I have turned to the kitchen. I had done a special paint technique to make it look like old Tuscan type walls. I bought an old table it’s about 80 yrs old and found some old dark wood chairs. But it’s change time and hoping it helps with block.

The plan, redo kitchen for $100. So first up paint all my walls a bright white. I plan on painting the chairs a bright yellow. I have bought some cheap floor tile that I will use for counter top and varnish. I have the fake embossed tin as back splash which I will paint the same bright white then paint the square portion a glossy blue giving impression of 4×4 ceramic tile with white grout. Last piece is cheap lino for the floor.
As soon as I am done I will post photos. That is if it ever stops raining long enough to go out and spray paint chairs.

Then hopefully an idea will spark for some art work.