Saturday, September 22, 2007

Collage Cafe Art Studio!

This is what my studio looks like when standing on the outside looking through the window. Doesn't it look inviting? Don't you just want to come inside and make some art? BTW, that's my friend Becky sitting inside making a collage for her husband for there 18th wedding anniversary.
Here is the doorway to my studio with wooden beads hanging down. My studio is located on the 2nd floor of a historic building in downtown Morgan Hill, California. The building is one of the oldest in the town. It was built in 1902. Sometimes when I'm there alone late at night I can feel all kinds of energy. It's as if I'm not alone and there are lots of people around, even though no one else is there. Then I researched this building and found out that the 2nd floor was used as a social center in the early 1900's and the 1st floor was a general store. Wow! It definitly has a really cool vibe!
This is what it looks like when you walk through the beads. There is Myrtle the mannequin and a cool chinese lantern I got in San Francisco's Chinatown.
This is to the left of Myrtle. All of the stuff on the shelves are project materials for "Open Studio" night.
There is a nice long counter top that I can use as a work space and I can store all of my drawers full of materials underneath. This has worked out great. I have a table and chairs in the center of the room where my students and I can make art. We were actually making collages on this night and that's why everything is kind of a mess!

*I just noticed there is an "orb" in the top center of this picture! I told you guys this building is full of energy! Okay, I don't know if I really believe in these "orb" things, but it does seem kinda weird and cool at the same time! Maybe it's an "Art Angel" watching over the studio!

1 comment:

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Wow, you did a really great job Stacey on your studio. What kind of workshops do you hold? I explored your photos and very much enjoyed seeing all your beautiful creations. I will link you on my blog.