I put my Doc Martens and jeans on at 9 and went out to the garage. It is 2:30 now. I have a studio. I have one more table to set up, and a dresser to make room for. That’s it, minor stuff to put away under the table once it’s up. I found a long shank of lightweight rope, about the weight in total of Chewbacca’s leash. So I tied it to a sturdy piece of furniture out in the studio, and then attached a D-link to the other end, and hooked it up to his harness. Viola! Chewy can now come with me out into the studio, and even roam around the front or back. He just has to get used to the rope.
I have to add more light. I have a jar of fairy lights I will put on one worktable, and hang some string lights across the ceiling to get some shadow-less light. The piece of carpet Doc brought home fits perfectly. And it is pretty, so there’s that. It was used in a sewing room. there are bits of brightly colored thread worn into the weave. So it really is perfect as a studio rug now. The stereo still works, I had that going.
Chewy and I are going for a walk later to look for a neighbor with a band saw who would be willing to make a few straight cuts to a piece of wood I have that I want to use as necklace and bracelet displays. I may, if I can get enough out of the piece I have, have one small piece cut and drill holes in it so that I can display earrings. I came up with a new design today that is a full ensemble. Earrings, necklace with pendant, bracelet with charm. It’s a way to use up some beads I bought on impulse that I really do not like and will not wear, perfect for my quilt fabric line.
See? Just getting the studio ready, I am so excited. Oh, I need to price out a vice. Right now I just need it for one project, but Doc said it was on his list of tools to have. And I get to cannibalize a microwave cabinet that came apart into planks when exposed to the desert sun. More spray paint! Once again, an artist’s work inspired me to make a thing that will fit right in the Punk Rock upcycle theme. And aside from the vice, which I could do without with the giant pair of vice grips and the table I have, I have all I need for this project. Pure profit, baby. I have to start thinking in those terms. As of the first of the year, I started keeping the receipts for my supplies, and I owe myself a whole lot of money right now.
I anticipate it being a year, and that includes a really optimistic and productive holiday season, before I start to see any money from the shop. I will do the usual shit, get it a Twitter and FB account. Maybe even Instagram and take the occasional picture of what I am doing. I will also be live streaming my arting, since I now have a place to do it where I can set up the laptop anywhere and anyway I want to. I have to make three audio CDs of the royalty free punk music I got from freeplay.com. I’ll be streaming through youtube, like that time before, since the music is only royalty free if it is used on youtube. Plus, youtube saves the video and lets you download it and edit it. You can even edit it online. It’s just easier to use an outside source for this. And it won’t tax bandwidth, HA!
Like anyone will watch (besides Lilliane, heh). No one watches my youtube channel as it is. Really easy to find: CYDNIEY. There’s only one other chick in the world using that spelling online, and she is a snot-nosed kid. And I doubt she has a youtube account. And I know she doesn’t have one under that name. Cydniey Buffers, if all else fails. I am, as far as I know, unique in the universe.
I need Doc to wake up to help me with the table before I grab a random stranger off the street. I got the living room mostly cleared out. When I am done taking a well-deserved breather, here, and the ibuprofen has kicked in, I’ll finish up in here and then clear out my bedroom, which is full of inventory. Then the house will be cleared out and I can turn on the stereo out there and just do my thing for the next 5 hours until the sun goes down. Then, maybe on, into the night. Who knows? World of possibilities here,I have my studio back!!