in addition to the happy root beer float cupcakes i made this weekend included dinner with syndy and colleen and checking out syndy's new work. i've never seen her work in progress. i've only ever seen finished pieces - i have to say it was pretty inspiring. she's getting ready for a show at uncommon ground and was also just accepted to looptopia. she rocks.
i also started my screen-printing class and made printed these happy puffy clouds.
and then the icing on the cake of my weekend...
earlier this week shawn & discussed the need for me to have more studio space. we've lived in this house for almost 4 years and i've definitely outgrown my space. and for about 3 and a half years he's suggested i swap room's with shannon & phil (the guest room) and i've resisted. partially because that room is perfect - there's really nothing i would change if i could. there was also the enormous amount of work involved. so, while having this discussion shawn grabbed a tape measure and figured out that shannon & phil's room was about 2 feet bigger than my current space, although it looks much bigger. he then suggested we swap our bedroom with my studio which would give me an extra 35 square feet.
i'd like to take this moment to tell you something about shawn. he is the BEST HUSBAND A GIRL COULD ASK FOR. look up supportive guy in the dictionary and there he is. not only was he willing to give up the big bedroom, he was willing to help with the move. unthinkably supportive. the bomb really...
so, we started this "little" project about 10:00 yesterday morning, worked until 11:00 last night and then finished up today. and it is amazing. both rooms look beautiful. shawn says our house got 3 times cooler. happy making for sure.
a few of my favorite features in my new studio
- a ton of light
- room for two people to work at my table at once and for a third to hang out on the chaise
- all of my supplies out and visible
- the "surfer" blue that we painted the walls and i hated in our bedroom is now my most favorite thing
a few of my favorite features of the new bedroom:
- the rich purple walls look amazing and are dark and cave-like while sleeping
- a total lack of clutter (there's no room for clutter!)
- the display shelves
and both rooms look like we've lived in them forever, like it was just meant to be.
i also discovered amy winehouse this weekend. why didn't anyone tell me just how amazing she was?