Saturday, October 8, 2011

grounded at the bench


work areas evolve, as do we... 


mine now has a piece of railroad track set atop a locust stump... 


i love having part of a tree so near to me... 


and for two days now, i have been at the task of leaf making... 



have you incorporated something 'new' into your work space?

if so, what is it? and what does it do for you...



9 comments:

Izzy said...

I haven't sat in my work space for over two weeks now so if I have something new there I've completely forgotten. =( Love the tree, good energy.

Barbara said...

Oh my, that is beautiful! I agree with Izzy, great energy! I wonder how the beautiful form and texture will inform your work without you realizing it? :)

stacilouise said...

I adore your new addition!!!! It has such history- how could you not be inspired??? Nothing new in my studio but mess to clean up and unpack. still cathing up from being away for 4 days last weekend.

Sharon Driscoll said...

There is nothing better than a railroad tie for hammering - and I love the fact it's on the stump.

Alice said...

I love the thought of banging away on this railroad track. Something about that image me back in time where blacksmiths pounded out nails, gun barrels, wagon springs and the like.

My bead table is such a mess, and I have no time for anything new, much to my dismay.

D'Arsie Manzella said...

The new thing in my studio is walls, a roof and a door with everything underneath. Having a dedicated space as my workshop has made me feel excited and overwhelmed at the same time. I think I'm still getting over the "holy cow, it's really mine?!" stage. Moving into the "Damn right it's mine and watch what I do with it!" phase. Yours is a rustic and intimate bench area. The track is fantastic. I would always hum "I've been working on the railroad" when I worked. :)

stregata said...

Love your new anvil!
Those leaves look as if they are touched with dew...

Kelli said...

I don't have anything new in my workspace, but I do have new WORK SPACE!!!! :) We have a 1 car basement garage, which previously you had to drive down into. We had flooding issues, so we walled it up a few years back, and it's just been storage space. One corner had cabinets and was Steve's work/tool bench. When I got my kiln, he COMPLETELY surprised me. He and a friend worked for days cleaning out that corner, putting a sturdy new countertop on it, and covering it with metal sheeting. New lights were installed, and Voila! I have a new photo area, my kiln is plugged in and ready to go in its new home,and I have an anxiety-free place to use my bigger torches!!!!!!!!!! My hubby ROCKS!!!! :)

Melinda Orr said...

I have a tree block too! However I use mine to chop my kindling for the woodstove in my studio....I have used it to photograph some of my jewelry on occasion ~ I've recently had a studio overhaul...added a heavy center table and created distinct work stations (patina, solder, metal cutting and finishing, hammering/texturing and beading , photography and mailing stations..It took two days for the change over...but have found this has really helped me accomplish more designing and keep my areas organized, as things stay in their place ~ my newest addition is a vice and corner punches...can't wait to use them!

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