Introducing my new studio spaces. No hype – just beautiful shot + edited by Carole Guevin.
I have shot my reworked and rearranged design – photo – painting spaces on what can be best described as a spur of the moment decision + inspiration. As many designers – my eyes can intake a large lateral vision.. and since my painting spot was in the same room as the editorial design + curation workstation.. I was constantly nagged by the in progress canvas: "work on me – work on me!"
Also right across the design library (which double-duties as room divider) – is our music studio and well.. painting requires solitude.. and quiet lol – and no big splashes of colors – thank you. All walls are white except for one cherry wall in the painting studio.
So thereyago – here is my monochromatic slightly pinkly colorized graphically enhanced mini studio tour.
That decision proved the best I took to enhance my creative working flow.
Love my mid-Century Modern chair in yellow (original) cuirette.
A brightly naturally lit live / work environment.
The design library shelves are all color coded by book spines – it is very very pretty.
Partial view of my shooting area + drawing table – Italian designed which I proudly own for over 30+ years. It’s where I spread printouts + mount miniature staging.
Love the Good Morning Sunshine poster.
Umbra paper bin by Joshua Davis.
You can see down the corridor – stacks of canvases. Rearranging the studio cleared the space – making for a large empty studio entrance. In progress canvases relocated where they belong.
Still got to get rid aka give away the piled boxes of books under the console.
I did a mostly white + black with very little colours photo collages on the Metro work tables + console which were a bit damaged – hence got them at a real cheapo price.
Love the Laugh out Lout box. Inspiring quotes written all over.
Inside my X30 Fujifilm digital camera.
Entering the painting space. Huge couch is a great reading spot and single guess bed – if needed.
All art in that room is mine – except for a small illustrated poster of Sydney harbour.
The coaster table is where all the Bubble Gum Dreamer props are stored.
The polka dots cushions were a rare find – and imitate the colored dots in the painting which represents how deep JF and I are attached while pursuing our life (ad)ventures. Cool huh?
The black cushions states New York – not New Work.
The painting room has an unusual configuration – 5 walls. In fact the brownstone is located on an irregular lot which means rooms in the back are smaller and moving to the front – expand.
Crazy enough – there is not one single 90 degrees wall in the flat.
Sun orientation is S/E. Summer = 40+ degrees.
Yay for our portable A/C.
Since I shot the series – a few more paintings made there way in – but not overwhelming the space. It’s rather pleasant and stimulating. Some of my paint tubes – I do acrylic strictly – are in that very useful desserte on coasters that I move around as needed.
I painted over a cheap artwork a gradient of red to deep orange diagonals.
I loved the narrow rectangular format.
It once was a bed head.
All my drawing material + more paint tubes + masking papers etc are lodged in these Ikea shelves. We actually use these profusely and have put (6) chrome feet to elevate them – huh heighten them – design and purpose wise.
One day I will paint the pale one with some crazy artwork.. I am not a beigy girl.
The pièce de résistance is an in progress painting (yet still untitled) that has found a home and will be leaving the studio as soon as I finish it.
One day I asked Alaa (Dr Dekis) – what were her fav colors: blue + pink her answer.
In order to clarify what is blue to her – I showed her that painting..
And it was love at first sight!
She later wrote – (sent her the picture) that it gives her goosebumps.
Guess that’s the best compliment one can receive – no?
I am immensely grateful for the space + gear we have.
I am anticipating many years of creation.