Studio Progress Report

I wasn’t sure how to title this post – Necessity is the mother of invention or Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? Here’s why.

I am still “moving into” my new studio space. Right now, my goal is working out storage because everything needs a place before it can be “in it’s place.”  I have some large (22*30) sheets of Rives BFK and need to store them flat. Can’t afford the space or the money for flat files…hmmm. Off I went to the hardware store and fence post brackets turned out the be the solution (shown below).

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The original use of this particular table was for my Yudu machine and my small card drying rack. The table was constructed from ikea table legs and a large wardrobe shelf. Since I had a couple extra shelves, this worked out great. I used the brackets to make two additional tiers on the table. To finish, the table will be covered with a tablecloth I found at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. This should hide the organized mess underneath.

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I  hope to find some metal filing cabinets next. I think my paper goods need a little fire protection. Speaking off ‘making do,’ I learned silkscreen pre-Yudu and I have a mixed bag of screens–wood, aluminum and yudu screens. I prefer printing on my table vs on the Yudu machine  because it’s hinges are too tight for making 50 prints in a row. However the yudu screens do not fit in a standard hinge clamp. Problem? Hardly. I finally found a use for a that wrong table part I was sent in the mail. (see below).

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And to conclude this small peek into my studio, here is what I saw as I mounted the last level of my large paper storage…a lovely end to the day.

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