Monday, November 21, 2011

Studio Improvements

For the longest time, Steve has wanted to build me a drawing table. I resisted and I really have no idea why. But, finally I relented and of course he made it bigger than we discussed- but I am so glad!

The surface is 38" x 72". I use a sketchbook in the studio for thumbnails, so there is room for that plus now I also have a place to make my more finished drawings, work on my drypoint plates, and a place to lay out drawings and color sketches that I use as reference for studio paintings. The other nice feature is that it will fold down flat against the wall when I need more room.

He also made this handy taboret that holds my drawing supplies and room on top for an ink/watercolor palette.

Next up is my flat file which I am really looking forward to having. But, for now, I love my drawing table!


Casey Klahn said...

This knock down idea is right out of my play book. Always give everything two tasks, minimum.

I wish I could cabinet build as well as Steve. That is a fine skill. This new desk reminds me of the one Michelangelo was supposed to have (portrayed in a movie, once) because it is big!!

Warm wishes for your new creative times with this. Happy Thanksgiving!

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Casey, glad you like it. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Brenda Boylan said...

Looks like Santa came early! I love having a drafting table even though my studio is tiny, it's where all my planning starts.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Brenda. I love it too!

loriann signori said...

Your husband Steve is quite a builder! Lucky you! It looks great!