Hooray! More Painting Space!!! My New Painting Studio Has Arrived

Delivery day back in September, 2010 for my first studio building.

Delivery day back in September, 2010 for my first studio building.

Five years ago I finally got my own stand alone studio.Β  It took me two more years to get the interior finished. I was ecstatic when it was completed! It has been a daily joy and has made working so much easier and more pleasurable πŸ™‚ My studio is just 12′ x 20′, not a huge space, but a cozy little cottage tucked in between four giant maple trees that grew up at the corners of the chicken coop, which originally occupied the space in our farm yard.

My current studio nestled in between the trees.

My current studio nestled in between the trees.

The interior of my first studio. Admittedly it is not usually this tidy, as there are piles of antique quilts and drifts of frothy white petticoats on most of the surfaces... all waiting to have their best bits , cleaned, restored, salvaged and turned into tiny clothing for the dolls.

The interior of my first studio. Admittedly it is not usually this tidy, as there are piles of antique quilts and drifts of frothy white petticoats on most of the surfaces… all waiting to have their best bits cleaned, restored, salvaged and turned into tiny clothing for the dolls.

My long range plan has always been to have a second studio for painting and sculpting, which would allow me to use my snug little cottage strictly for sewing and textiles. That dream is finally coming true!  My second studio was recently delivered and I am looking forward, to the not too distant future, when it too will be finished and I will be able to move into it  ❀   There is still a lot of work to do before that can happen, but I am one giant step closer to finally having ample space to paint, not only dolls, but lager projects like canvases, floor cloths and carousel horses!

Waiting up the street to pull into our field.

Waiting up the street to pull into our field.

Snaking the truck in between the quince trees.

Snaking the truck in between the quince trees.

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Headed across the field...

Headed across the field…

Backing the new studio into place...

Backing the new studio into place…

The roof is going up.

The roof is going up!

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Almost finished...

Almost finished…

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The new painting studio and the new garage are up! Now imagine a garden with brick paths, flowers in raised beds, a white picket fence and espaliered apple trees along the back wall of the garage.

The new painting studio and the new garage are up! Now imagine a garden with brick paths, flowers in raised beds, a white picket fence and espaliered apple trees along the back wall of the garage.

Windows!

Windows!

Sunshine :)

Sunshine πŸ™‚

I love this space!

I love this space!

This is going to be a wonderful place to create :)

This is going to be a wonderful place to create πŸ™‚

If you’d like to see a bit more about my original studio click on these previous posts:

https://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/today-is-studio-delivery-day-or-yeah-im-finally-geting-more-work-space/

https://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/a-look-back-at-part-1-of-my-2012-izannah-walker-doll-making-retreat/

https://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/the-way-it-was-my-2012-izannah-retreat-part-2/

Looking back through these posts gave me the chance to relive my 2012 Izannah retreat and remember all the fun I had with a great group of wonderful ladies, who I am happy to say started as students but have become very good friends ❀

The gangs all here for Part 2! We lost Peggy , but we gained Mary :) Mary, Susie, Vicki, me, and Charlotte.

The gang’s all here for Part 2! We lost Peggy , but we gained Mary πŸ™‚
Mary, Susie, Vicki, me, and Charlotte.

The end of day three meant saying good-bye to Peggy and one of her lovely Izannah's that she brought along to class. We all hated to see her go!!!

The end of day three meant saying good-bye to Peggy and one of her lovely Izannahs that she brought along to class. We all hated to see her go!!!

One last hug at the end of day three! Vicki, Peggy, Susie and Charlotte the world's most wonderful quartet of doll makers!!!

One last hug at the end of day three! Vicki, Peggy, Susie and Charlotte the world’s most wonderful quartet of doll makers!!!

Susie and two of my dolls, the one on the left came back to visit during the retreat and to welcome her new sister, on the right, to the family.

Susie and two of my dolls, the one on the left came back to visit during the retreat and to welcome her new sister, on the right, to the family.

*** More changes are happening…

In addition to my painting studio and the garage, we have also acquired a screen porch/game room.

In addition to my painting studio and the garage, we have also acquired a screen porch/game room.

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~ by paulawalton on November 4, 2015.

4 Responses to “Hooray! More Painting Space!!! My New Painting Studio Has Arrived”

  1. This looks absolutely wonderful!!! I’m so happy for you!

    Billie Aye

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  2. Thank you Billie! I’ve never really had ample painting space, so I’m practically giddy with all the possibilities…

  3. Wow! What a great studio! This would actually be a good footprint for a small cottage to live in. It looks like it was delivered with part of it prefab and the rest constructed on site. What company did you use? Love the windows too!

    • I think it would work as a tiny house πŸ™‚ I bought it from Kloter Farms. It is a 14′ x 36′ building. They deliver all their buildings without the roof, so they are low enough to pass under power lines, etc. The gable ends are hinged and folded down inside the building. The crew unfolds the gables, then builds the roof on site. All of the pieces have been pre-cut, so it goes fairly quickly, then they shingle and touch-up the exterior paint πŸ™‚ It is a pretty amazing process. You can completely customize the layout of windows, transoms, doors, lofts and walls… although I rather stretched their capabilities by asking for a lot of things they don’t normally do. I had to totally give up on them building stairs to the loft and I’ll have to come up with a different solution, maybe a ship’s ladder or tansu stairs… For buildings larger than 14′ x 36′ they bring the walls and floors on site in flat sections and assemble them, which is what they did with our garage.

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