Happy Friday everyone! Whew. I don't know about you, but I am super excited I don't have to set my alarm for 6:17am tomorrow.
Yes, I set my alarm at a very odd time. Truth is: I can't bring myself to set my alarm for 6:15 or 6:20...or any normal time. I realize it's very strange.
Anyway. I totally digressed!
Today, I thought I'd show you my little art area/room in our house. It's the first time I've ever had space to create that wasn't the kitchen table. When my husband arrived in Myanmar, he scoped out potential houses, in part, with a view to help ensure I could have an area to paint. Bless him.
The art 'studio' is upstairs in a large, open-spaced living room with beautiful teak wood floors. Half of the room contains my husband's drums (he's a drummer) and my keyboard. The other half is my little artsy space where I also keep a lot of my sentimental things.
Here's a further glimpse:
Did you see those cute little pots that hold all my different brushes? They're pictured in both collages. And here's another shot:
I found them in Bangkok at an expat supermarket selling French yogurt. Yes, the most wonderful, rich honey yogurt imported from France was contained in each of these sweet pots. I didn't buy them for the yogurt, though. I knew I wanted them to put my supplies in! They make me happy every time I see them. I also get a bit of joy knowing they didn't break in my suitcase flying back to Yangon. (It's the little things that count.)
The mixed media piece you see is a painting I've been dabbling with. I can't seem to finish her for some reason. I quite like it, but she needs something. Maybe hair. Or a necklace. It'll come. Eventually.
You can check out more of the art I've created on my mixed-media page here. I'm self-taught and haven't been painting very long, but I love heavily textured pieces. I tend to use fabric and beads in my work.
As I create, this is what I see when I look out my window. :)