What do you see in this image? Maybe you see the empty room, and wonder what will go there. Maybe you see the red wall. Maybe you see the tree beyond the window, the world outside. To me, this room is not empty, it's full of possibilities. Welcome to my studio. The Kat Eye Studio. Like a blank canvas, what will exist here is what I will create.
Kat Eye Studio has become real in more ways than one with my move home. First I have this room, what should be a "formal living room" is my physical studio, where my creative space will be. It has the best light in the house with the only south facing window, and it's a nice big space. I've also officially created Kat Eye Studio, LLC as a registered business to offer my classes and whatever else I get inspired to do. I'm so excited to make the "studio" I've been dreaming of real in multiple ways!
This room is going to morph and change over time. During my assignment in Italy I've carefully thought through how I want to use this space for my creative endeavors, and now I get to execute the plan. The final incarnation is going to take a while to get to. I already plan to repaint the wall, and know what furniture I want to go here. The room is currently full of random bits and pieces as we get settled into our house, as you might expect.
But a studio is not much use if you don't use it, and this week I took steps to move it beyond just a computer and storage room into a truly creative space. I painted! With a borrowed easel, a purchased drop cloth, the painting supplies I brought from Italy in my suitcase and a table and lamp in storage I've cobbled together the start of my painting space. I can't tell you how great it felt to turn on the new Matt Nathanson CD (love his music!) and get messy with paint.
Here's a pic of what I've got in progress. The blue canvas is the one I started this week (I was in a blue mood) and the other two were started in Italy before the move. I'm just adding layers right now, and am interested to see where these go. I don't have any intention with painting right now, other than to find joy in the process. Happy Paint Party Friday! I'm back!!
Today I thought I would leave you with what I have going on "in the Studio" (I've been dying to say that for some time now, can you tell?):
- Reflections in Glass is the current Exploring with a Camera theme and I'm loving the images being shared! I find reflections complex and interesting and worth seeking out.
- Are you signed up for Superhero Summer Camp? If not, consider if it's time to do something good for yourself. We have almost 400 participants - yay! If you're signed up already, let me know what you think of it so far.
- We have a wonderful group of people joining my July-August Find Your Eye series of classes. I'm so excited! Registration is open for the next week, and class starts August 24.
- The Liberate Your Art postcard swap is bringing new mail to my mailbox every day. It's quite amazing to see! If you missed my post Monday, head over to see a bit of the art that's been arriving at my house. In the next two weeks that art will be liberated all over the world. So much fun!
Have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend all!