Studio 2.0

It may seem odd that I just posted about setting up one's art studio only four months ago, but such are the tricks that life plays on us. Having recently heard of the development of an old industrial space into "Creative Office and Artist Space" I decided to check out the Norwood Space Center. It's not too far away, and they are actively seeking artists.

So... with a bit of apprehension and much excitement, I have rented a portion of a shared studio. They split a 600 sq ft studio into three parts. So far though, I am the only one in there.

 The space is built out but bare.

The space is built out but bare.

 But I do have an historical feature in these 14 foot tall industrial fire doors.

But I do have an historical feature in these 14 foot tall industrial fire doors.

 It's pretty distressed on the outside, but they've promised me they're going to seal it off.

It's pretty distressed on the outside, but they've promised me they're going to seal it off.

 I am in Building 6 of the old industrial complex of about a dozen structures. Some are currently quite run down.

I am in Building 6 of the old industrial complex of about a dozen structures. Some are currently quite run down.

 But they are all quite old and beautiful.

But they are all quite old and beautiful.

 Two days of painting, and the look of the space changes considerably.

Two days of painting, and the look of the space changes considerably.

 I finished out a ridge in the outer wall which was pretty rough. It'll make a nice shelf to display things on.

I finished out a ridge in the outer wall which was pretty rough. It'll make a nice shelf to display things on.

 A 4'x8' sheet of Homasote makes a cheap but efficient bulletin board, and about 6 hours work makes a decent workbench.

A 4'x8' sheet of Homasote makes a cheap but efficient bulletin board, and about 6 hours work makes a decent workbench.

 I'm painting the bulletin board a Gallery Green for viewing artwork on.

I'm painting the bulletin board a Gallery Green for viewing artwork on.

 Already the workbench is coming in handy.

Already the workbench is coming in handy.

 With some art on the walls, the space starts to look a little more lived in.

With some art on the walls, the space starts to look a little more lived in.

 I also repainted the entrance and put up a sign just in time for myself and a couple of other artists to have our studios open for a Space Center event.

I also repainted the entrance and put up a sign just in time for myself and a couple of other artists to have our studios open for a Space Center event.

 After four days work, it's a lot more presentable.

After four days work, it's a lot more presentable.

In the coming months, there will be events and shows that I plan to take part in. Stay tuned.