Last week was amazing! Not only did we spend the whole week at the farm, but our son Jay came up and stayed with us for 5 days, Bruce's brother and mom came up for a couple of days, and wait for it...
Tin Roof Studio got her windows and door installed!!
It was Bruce who thought the barn bay with the concrete floor would make a great art studio. It was Bruce who strongly encouraged me to think about it. And it is Bruce who is making it all happen! (Go Bruce!)
|In the beginning this is what it looked like|
And this past week, Tin Roof Studio really begin to look like a real studio.
|I have to admit it was a little scary to watch the tin being cut but it went perfectly|
On Wednesday we went to the same salvage place where we got the two front windows and found a door. (This place is pretty awesome. - they have just about everything! And it's very reasonable. You just have to dig for what you want). Work could now proceed on the front walls!
|loaded and ready to take back to the B Farm|
On Friday, B's brother Barry and his mom came up and with his brother's help got to work on the big windows and walls!
The first window went up with our neighbor Simon helping lift the wall. Thank goodness, I didn't have to try to help. That baby is heavy!As they started the second wall, they had fun teasing me about it being a studio/deer blind. Uh, no! I don't think so. LOL.
Bruce and Barry got the second window in place, then with Jay's help, they lifted it and got it nailed in. By evening, both windows were in, the walls up and secured, and the area above the door also closed in (oops, forgot to take a picture of that).
And by lunchtime Saturday, the studio had a door! What a difference it makes having it all enclosed.Shall we go inside? I know you're dying to see what it looks like!
I can envision my easel here in this corner. The light is going to be fantastic!
|My easel will be in the corner where the ladder is|
Here's the other side. I plan on having a real cool backdrop area for photographing things:To say I am excited to have the studio to this point is a definite understatement. The next step will be drying it all in. I can't wait to start creating in there. It's going to be fantastic!
I'd like to give a big shoutout to my son, Jay, and brother-in-law, Barry, for helping get the windows in and the front closed in. And thanks, Simon, for helping lift the wall. (Bet you didn't know you were going to have to help when you popped over to see the progress. 😀) We couldn't have done it without you!
Bonnie and I weren't slacking while the guys were working. She and I raked leaves, cut back branches, and hauled leaves to the burn pile. Jay did lots and lots (ok the majority) of leaf raking and burning plus digging out thorny briars. I hope they know how much I appreciate their hard work!
Those pictures of the colored leaves?Not from this Fall. I actually took those between Christmas and New Years. Our weather has been crazy warm with a few cold days here and there. While most of the leaves are down, I found these still clinging in full Autumn glory.
Head over to my shop - lots of the Christmas items are on sale! Just click on The Tin Roof Art Studio page.