26. September 2005 · Comments Off on Setting Up A Studio · Categories: imported, Ramble

With our children getting older and moving out, I will soon have a studio to call my own! This is a first, and I’m pretty darn excited about it. It won’t be my “dream studio” but it will get my students and me out of the living room so the family won’t have to traipse through as I’m teaching and the TV and cooking noises won’t be distracting. I’ll also have a good amount of room. Woo hoo!

Of course if I had unlimited funds I’d put in double doors (either French or just sliding pocket doors) so that my students could easily see me as they walk to the door. (If you know our house you know what I’m talking about.) I would re-carpet immediately (the carpet in that room is shot), and I’d take out the closet because it juts into the room and isn’t all that handy anyway. I’d then purchase a nice desk and bookcase unit which is something I’ve always hoped for.

All of that, though, will have to wait.

I do insist on getting it painted first. (Hmmm. I should probably word that differently, as I think I’ll end up being the painter!) Both walls and ceiling need fresh coats of paint; I find it difficult to concentrate when a room is in bad shape. I also want to remove the current wallpaper, get a new valance, and, finally, put up Kelsey’s oboe artwork.

All of this is going to take some time, energy and money. I have only a little of those right now. Patience is definitely a necessity.

If only I knew where to get some. For free.

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