Five years ago I finally got my own stand alone studio. 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 🙂 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 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!
If you’d like to see a bit more about my original studio click on these previous posts:
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 ❤
My name is Paula Walton. I’m a working craftsperson. I’ve been self-employed since 1986, when I started selling the items that I make under the name A Sweet Remembrance. Among other things, I am a doll maker, a dressmaker that specializes in reproduction women’s and children’s clothing, maker of spun cotton ornaments and holiday figures, and a freelance designer. Upon occasion I write magazine articles and am a Craftsperson in Residence. I teach and do demonstrations quite frequently, plus I was previously the director and curator of a small museum in Connecticut.
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