I have been wanting a better way to show the beaded skulls that I do. My very handy hubby has put together some remarkable displays for me. They look truly fabulous in the gallery.
I think it looks great! Now the the worst (hopefully) of the summer heat is gone we are back to regular hours at the gallery. We are open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6pm. As always if you are not available those hours or you need to see us at another time just call 520.403.0268 and we will be glad to see you at your convenience.
Seriously, that is the question. We had numerous roof leaks when we first moved in. You may remember my posts about it. Hubby got on the roof and did a sizable repair and all seemed well. This new batch of fall rains has really tested our patience, in the months following his repair a roof solar array has been added. It is awaiting inspection before being activated. We watched carefully as they installed it expecting the worst but they were so careful with all of it. One of the rainstorms resulted in two small leaks, unfortunately, in the same places as before. Hubby went on the roof once more and the last big storm found us snug and dry, thank goodness! Especially since we are preparing for the Open Studio Tours this coming weekend. I do hope you will try and make time to visit our dry studio and gallery.
Trump!! Now that I have your attention, let me tell you about my artwork. Seriously, sometimes it is difficult to focus. Children, husbands and pets demand a large amount of your attention and today, it seems like there is a new world crisis every day.
My answer; I binge watch my favorite shows on Netflix while I work. I set up my work with the screen behind it, so I can watch both at the same time. This only works when I am beading my latest skull project. Easel work requires both hands and full concentration, if I want gecko colors on the geckos and not all over the studio and in my hair.
Bill's answer is music, preferably loud. He is mostly careful when I am home, but sometimes when I run errands, I can hear Disturbed from the driveway when I come back to the studio. That's okay; he is the cheapest labor I have ever hired, and he can do just about everything.
Remember the Open studio tours this weekend Saturday and Sunday. October 27 and 28. Check out all the open studios at the link below. I will be open at 1302 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, 85712
The fall Open Studio Tour is coming up and one of the things people ask is why do you have your studio and why open it up?
I came back to Tucson (we were here in the 80's) after my husband retired. We had been in San Pedro, CA. There is a large art community there. Our live/work space was wonderful, I could get up and walk a few steps to my artwork any time. The problem there was getting people into the studio to see the art. I did festivals and pop up galleries in vacant spaces. For a short while we ran and antique store and showed my art there. I was sad to leave it behind but we wanted to be near kids and grand kids.
I was amazed at the thriving art community here in Tucson and all of the artists I have seen and heard about. I have shown work at festivals in Saddlebrook and Green Valley and at a Galleria Senita during the Loteria art show. We were so lucky when we changed locations to find the space we are in now at 1302 N Alvernon Way. I live in my art gallery and it is wonderful.
I can work on my art and show it in the same space.
I hope you find time to enjoy the Open Studio Tour there are many amazing artists out there.