Wednesday, 30 November 2016

My New Studio...so far (Daily Behind the Scenes Blog 3)

Hi love

This is my third daily blog behind the scenes post, you can view yesterdays here. I'm summing up what I've been up to lately all in one week! Today is all about my new studio!

This is going to be a quick post as I'm v.busy today (in the process of making videos and writing for my list the newsletter I'll be sending out later today, if you're not on my newsletter list you can join here & get lots of my art goodies immediately!). It's also going to be a quick post as I don't really have enough pics to make up a studio tour yet, but I'll share what I have.

So at the beginning of October I took out the insurance required and acquired a new studio in a 1800s factory where lots of other artists/creative businesses are situated. 


I cannot believe it has been nearly two months already. I have only managed to grab a couple of hours there here and there every fortnight or so, so it doesn't feel like it's been half that time yet. Still when I took it I knew I'd be using it more in the spring and summer months than the autumn and winter - it is a trek to and from the space (about a 3 hr round trip) and the rooms are VERY cold in the winter weather, so I'll be going more when 8pm isn't pitch black, cold and raining and feeling like a total drudge to get to and from it. I'm definitely a summer person, when it's cold and dark outside I just want to curl up and sleep lol.

So with that being said I haven't spent much time there making it mine yet, but I have done some, here is the before:



here's a bit more of what it looks like now:
 (though not exactly - I haven't taken pics the last couple of times I've been so it's a little more evolved now):


The view is AMAZING, you can see city, towns, forest, even a windmill. It stretches for miles and miles...

I have set up things to make videos - new tripod and daylamps etc:

though so far all I've managed to use my desk for is some admin work =/ :

This is a very difficult space to photo/film as it is v.high ceilings and box like, so it doesn't convey well the real size and dimension, but I will try at some point once I've decorated it more fully. Hope you have liked the makeshift tour though,
see's you tomorrow
Jennibellie

PS my new class 
'Rock Your Online Shop'
is at a crazy Cyber Monday Week price, but the week is going quick, so ensure you go and check it out now if you are ready to make you handmade or artist shop *rock*:

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9 comments:

  1. Wow, I love it! I'm so happy for you. I know you've worked hard for a long bit now.... you deserve this. I can't wait to see where this takes you. Hugs and love...

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  2. I'm still so excited for You and waiting to see /hear all Your new ideas and plans-Hugs across the miles-Denise

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  3. That looks like a wonderful creative space to work in Jenny. May I ask what made you decide you needed somewhere other than your garden/home space? As I am writing this I am saying 'for more space you fool!!!' I wish you lots of happiness in your new surroundings. x



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    1. Hi Simone, yes more space, while I have creative spaces I can't paint big canvas etc in them. It's also nice being around other artists/in a creative environment too instead of always in your own little bubble (which I love too, but the option for an alternative is nice too)

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  4. I tried to find you contact information so that I could send you a private message... I am very excited to join the etsy shop class and signed up.... could you send me a confirmation that I am registered please.... I am just so looking forward to it that I just want to confirm it and plan around it. Thanks

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    1. Hiya I don't know your real name or the one you have on Journal Workshops so can't tell you if you're registered from here. If you log in to your Journal Workshops account though and press the 'Send a Message' button on my profile I can let you know: http://journalworkshops.ning.com/profile/Jennibellie
      Many thanks
      Jenny

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  5. Oh wow, your new space is so exciting! I love the exposed brick and those windows, I'm a sucker for lots of natural light. Can't wait to see it when you have some art up to add some splashes of colour. My first commercial shop was SO freezing in the winter too; I bought one of those little ceramic space heaters and put it under my table directed at my feet. It helped a lot. I'd only recommend it if your power is included in your rent though, as they boost your power consumption by quite a bit.

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  6. How exciting!! Can't wait to see more once you have it set up.
    I am in process of setting up a studio separate from my house...well it's still in my yard, but not in my living room. It's a 12 x 20 She Shed and we just need to finish up the wiring before adding insulation, drywall and tile. I can't wait! It will be so nice to have a door I can shut and a place to work out of the hustle and bustle and noise of the house!

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  7. How I love your fabulous work space!!

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