Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spring Illustration


Anytime I start a project my workspace looks like this. It's a huge mess of scraps of tiny paper, backs from tape & other tools used to make an illustration. Since I don't have a studio each time I am finished the project must be cleaned up before the day starts.


If not all these tiny pieces will be scattered across the floor. Little hands have a hard time resisting bits & bobbles.


The finished illustration. One day soon (I hope) I will have a space to spread out. A place I won't have to clean up after every work session. One where little hands won't be so tempted to disturb the little piles of whatnots. You know, a space where I can work that isn't in the middle of the living room or the kitchen table. Dean told me that even if I had a studio I won't work in it. I disagree with him on this matter. I did however explain my plans to set up an art area for the kids & a soft sofa with an area to watch movies if they feel so inclined. The sofa would have lots of softy pillows and a few quilts so they can snuggle up if they please. Dean is right, I will want to be close to my little ones. One day my little studio will be a reality. Until then I'll just keep working & dreaming. That is after all how dreams come true, right?

6 comments:

Vicky said...

I'm having the same dream, Summer! LOVE this new illustration! So very pretty!

Susannah @ Art Nest said...

Summer - this is beautiful ~ It looks so intricate! Of course, you know birds are one of my favorites! Wish I could take the class!!
Susannah

Jen said...

That is completely adorable! How long does one of these take you to finish? My husband does 3 dimensional cut paper illustrations and it takes him SO long to finish one!

Feather said...

your work is so amazing. and same question as jen...how long does something like that take?
i, too, dream of a lovely studio space. but i also love being in the middle of my children and family when i work. i love your idea of a cozy couch space in your studio. divine...

metallipreziosi said...

I've just moved in a new place and finally I have my own little studio, but you know what? I still tend to work in the living room!
Still, it's good to have a space where to keep al my bits and paint and don't have to worry about tidying up.
Anyway, you are creating great stuff even without the studio :)

marnie said...

What a sweet and happy creation! Looking through your blog, I love your illie style (the sewing machine rocks!). Now that my own kids are older, I am able to enjoy having a full time studio, and it is usually occupied by my supervisor (the cat :D). I've found that my family does spend time with me here: they stop in to chat or see what I'm working on or talk about their day. And now that you mention that snuggly couch... that is sounding like a rather good idea!