Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Virtual Tour of My Studio

I think I am having a little too much fun with my video camera.

I have shared pictures and stories about my studio a few times, but thought it would be fun to post a very quick video. Nothing fancy or professional about it, but for many reasons, I feel the need to document this space and then share it.

My studio is in a very old, but pretty cool building. It has been on the market for over a year and I found out last week that the price was reduced by $800,000! Sounds like the owner is very motivated to sell. (Actually the "owners" are the children who inherited it when their father died last year.)

If it sells, it may take awhile, but I am sure the rent will eventually be raised to an amount I won't be able to afford. The other possibility is the new owner will come in and just gut the building. We don't know and I don't want to speculate. This is a time to stay in the present and be grateful for my space with the amazing light, spotty air conditioning, leaky roof and overloaded circuits......

Many of you have stopped by for a visit before, but for those of you who have not.....Welcome! Turn on your speakers and if you receive this post as an email and can't see the video, click here: diannepoinskiblog.com

13 comments:

  1. Your studio is such a HAPPY place--makes everyone feel warm, colorful and creative! We'll all keep our fingers crossed that you'll be able to stay there as long as you want!

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  2. What a great studio! Is this in your home or elsewhere? You seem to have great lighting...beautiful!! I also love that you have so much of your work on the walls...impressive. :)

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  3. Thanks Betsy! I hope you can stop by again soon!

    Thanks Tess! I love my space and everything about it. I hand color in my studio as well as teach workshops and show my work. There are quite a few artist studios in the building and we have monthly open studio events. It's not in my home (which is a good thing, or else I would always be there).

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  4. A beautiful, happy, "fresh as springtime" place, Dianne. I'd love to photograph there! Let's hope the new owners choose to keep it exactly as it is.

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  5. Thanks Doug! You and Dawn should stop by someday. It's been awhile....

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  6. Lovely to 'walk about' your space with you...
    your studio reminds me of the many warehouse studios in my hometown where there are so many grand leaky, drafty, well lit spaces for artists to hole up with their work.

    Kudos on 'Being here now' and tending to your work. It's beauty-filled work...simply beauty-filled.

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  7. Looks like a wonderful space, I hope you get to keep it. Or, if not, I hope an even better and more affordable space comes along.

    Kudos for how tidy it is and for having lots of your work up on the walls!

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  8. Thanks! I remember the first time I saw the studios in this building, I thought to myself "someday...". Less than three months later I had a space there.
    And you are right Katherine, there may be something even better waiting for me. Who knows......

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  9. Dianne--As you say, you are so lucky to have the space now--I think about your proximity to other artists (like Merle!) and the fact that Second Saturday comes to you. You are right to value the present. (no pun intended of course!)

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  10. Oh Dianne I love your studio/gallery. It is beautiful and the perfect setting for your artwork. I hope things work out so you can stay as long as you would like.

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  11. Thanks! I am very lucky to have this studio and I am grateful for everyday I get to work there.

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  12. You can delete the former comment. It came up. What a lovely studio. Inspiring to me as I have a great work studio, but I'm about to put art on the walls like you (the cobbler is the last to have shoes!) Loved seeing your art up on the walls. Must be an affirmation to see the beauty of your creations.

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  13. Very nice studio you have. It's nice to have space to hang your art.

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