Showing posts with label work space. Show all posts
Showing posts with label work space. Show all posts

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Garden Studio- Getting Started on Paper

Out growing a dedicated studio is frustrating but, also rewarding.  The rewarding part comes from all the knowledge gained over the years, that then also leads back to lack of space with equipment and bench tools gained, filling in the small space... making it crazy frustrating to work in.

November 2013 was the last blog update about the space and where we were heading.

homestyler.com and picmonkey.com are super when experimenting with rearranging your room and identifying stations

A free design program from http://www.homestyler.com/ was used to help out with space allowance and placement with worktables, benches, etc. and then http://picmonkey.com for labeling.  I don't know about you but, I am very visual.

The conversation area set up, on the right of the plans, will be a nice touch for now but, is also interchangeable depending on event or need.  The patio is definitely an exciting detail bridging from studio to garden, with it also being a great seasonal addition.   You can see on the left a little entryway by the sink that is street side allowing clients a separate entry and bottom of plans where the door to our kitchen  leads also to the downstairs bathroom area.

This floor plan accommodates students and events from the PA Wilds Artisan Trail and other events that I missed out on the last few years due to a smaller studio which makes me sad...




"Good things come to those who wait" 
according to Heinz and Guinness : - )

Thursday, September 05, 2013

On the Bench -setting up a typeset when printing with sheet metal

Setting up a typeset, when metal printing, is the best way not to waste sheet metal by making a crazy mistake while stamping. Here I have used the top wooden lid of another letter stamp set to arrange the different fonts. I also stamp out the saying/quote/names before to make absolutely sure the letters chosen work with the thought/design or even with especially the lowercase letters making sure the b, d, h, p etc. are the b, d, h, p or even y It is important also to check for the aesthetic by stamping on a piece of scrap wood with your leather mallet seeing if it all works together. There are about 3 scrap pieces of wood floating around the studio (I will get a pic later) for this reason so I don't stamp on the benches in studio.
setting up a typeset for PA Wilds woodland pendants 'Wild about the PA WILDS'

group shot showing tools used

signing and branding with custom created metal stamps
centering and measuring with then marking with a Sharpie and a metal ruler

Monday, October 01, 2012

Getting Started on Studio Addition

This past weekend we staked out the space coming in at 20' D x 16' W. It will accommodate nicely the large antique sofa, carved chairs, display cases, cafe tables, door displays and church pew from the gallery.
On the left of the small studio is where it will be built, butting up against the brick patio, towards the screen porch making a courtyard type garden area.  This door becomes a window taking this door to the end of the new addition facing the screen porch.
These peach trees, lemon balm and ivy will be a wonderful garden component.  I will plant herbs and aromatics along the path to the front door also in the Spring.
A Spring openhouse will be planned, hoot, hoot!!!

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