Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Monday Morning...

11" x 14" watercolor on Arches cold press

More artwork, as promised, and this is one of my happy pieces... a balcony o'er brimmed with flowers and the windows open so that the fresh, crisp breezes can waft inside.

Why "Happy Monday" you may ask... on this Monday I am happy because I am getting a new art space. We have decided to convert our living room, which is hardly ever used, into an art studio for me. Now you would have to understand the space I have been occupying to know how very exciting this is for me. I have had all my paper, pencils, paints, brushes, and art table in a tiny corner of my dining room. Each time we have people over (and we do frequently) I have had to pick up whatever I was working on and stack things up. This is hard on the creativity, as things need to have drying time, and I sometimes need space spread out or to arrange the items I am working on.

So, I have been making all kinds of plans for my new room. I am trying to consider how best to use the new space I will have. At the same time, we will also be rearranging my daughter's room hoping to make her space feel larger... moving furniture, paring down, throwing out, decluttering, etc. So with both of these projects looming ahead, along with the onset of schooling in the next couple of weeks, I am going to be busy "nesting." I am looking forward to it, as it has been a long time since I have done any rearranging around here. We have had our house on the market for several months and have decided to take it off, for now, and remain here. We are making plans for how best to use the space we have here to accomodate our day to day needs. Converting the living room to an art space just seems so practical. I am thankful that my family is so supportive of my artwork that they really see the need for me to have a larger space.

Today I am basking in God's goodness to me and in the blessing of my family. And I am wishing all my blog friends a very blessed week.


  1. Another beautiful watercolour. Will look forward to seeing yur new art room.

    Thanks for your lovely comments.

  2. I wish you luck, a lot of creativity, and happiness in your new work space...:)

  3. Dear Kristi,

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Please come back this weekend for a Vintage Pink Saturday! You artwork is sooooo beautiful! The artists that I meet in are all so impressive! Have fun in your workspace!!! Anita

  4. Oh I can understand, and I can't wait to see the new studio!

  5. Beautiful painting.Marie Antionette

  6. WOW! That is a huge decision! I am wondering where you will seat your guests, but I bet you have a family room somewhere, right? I am glad that it all is working out for you. You really did need a place where you can create and leave to dry. Oh, your artwork is gorgeous!

  7. How exciting! A room as a studio, you must be over the moon!Thanks so much for visiting me today! I have added your name to my give away...
    hope you are having a happy day.
    xoxo Lidy

  8. Hi Christi! Thank you for your sweet comments on my grandmother's pictures! I too find old pictures creepy looking with such sad looking faces, but the collection I have evokes a different feel, even though not all of them are smiling. There was a sense of elegance in them that I am so fond of! Have a great week! Anita

  9. How fun to have a new studio even if it is your living room. What a way to show off your fantastic artwork when sojeone walks through the front door!