Wow you guys, what an amazing day!
This is my first ever North Shore Art Crawl.
I thought this would be a lovely experience and it was.
At best, I thought, there would be someone who would visit me in the studio and at worst, no one would come and I would have the whole day to paint away in my lovely space.
So at 9:30am, I put out the signs, opened the gate as wide as it would go, made a big carfare of tea, put out some cookies and turned the heat on in the studio.
Come on in!
One of our appropriate signs.
Honestly, this space is the best gift I could have given to myself. I loved every minute of it today.
My little red sports car is parked outside, and I miss it, but in a very selfish way, I don’t want to give up half of this space to bring it back in Sunday night!!!
Let me show you around a little and share the day.
My sketchbooks and journals were open on a little round table ready for people to browse thru. And the driftwood tic tac toe game was a temptation for lingering. (Who can resist a quick game of tic tac toe?)
Here’s my darling girl modelling the work bench on the South side. I love this view and love having the Rapunzel ivy plant there just hanging breaking up the physical space from being a solid line. I love using my vintage tea cups that I always use for my Art in the Garden days, and love the rugs I bought at the thrift store just to throw on the concrete floor. So much nicer with rugs.
Here is a shot of the art table.
So let me tell you my method. The most expensive thing in this space are the fairy lights on the West side and they cost $25.
This table = $20, rugs = about $15, chairs = $5 each..etc, etc.
All second hand, all saved or recycled or bought form the Salvation Army, all perfectly fantastically vintage-ly perfect.
Save the world one repurposed piece at a time. Right?
I put loads of art supplies on the table so visitors could have some fun.
And got my own art supplies together for a day of painting.
Chloe’s friend Christina came for a visit and ended up spending the whole day.
And laughter and art ensued.
While I painted a canvas.
And people came! And some of my little birds flew out the door with their new owners.
And before I knew it, the sun wound around to the west window…
…and the day came to the end.
So looking forward to tomorrow. 😀