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The Next Installment, New Art Studio Progress

Wow, I have not posted in a few weeks.  Time to catch you up on my progress report.   As you all know it is a very busy time of year.  In between painting in the Studio, working in the Law Office, holiday events, we got to take a week’s vacation (pics later in the post about that).

My Grandson, Matthew, came over several times and assisted in the painting.  In this pic he is putting primer on the walls.  We had fun painting together.  He is a very talented, award winning, artist in his own right and he is excited about coming to play with his Nana in the New Art Studio when it is done.  We always have fun being creative together.

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I got part of the floor painted and the large kilns moved into their new spot where they will live.

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We got two coats of primer finished around the window and a/c.

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My hubby built my second counter top under the south side cabinets.  The clamps on the edges and weights on the top are to hold it all together until the glue dries. img_1160

Here is the Counter top without the weights and clamps.  I think I am going to tile it, as my two small table top 110 kilns will live on it.img_1163

Here you can see all the rest of the wood getting two coats of primer around the cased opening. img_1166

And finally started the primer around the last bit of raw wood around the smaller window and door on the north side!!! img_1171

The tediousness of taping off around the window so I can paint around it.  img_1173

Now more about our Vacation.  We were blessed, so very blessed!!!  We were given one week’s free stay in a timeshare near Disney.  Yes I said free!!!  A very dear friend, Chris, so totally blessed us!!!  We lounged at the pool, the hot tub and the Lazy River, which floats around part of the resort.  We sleep in, we did nothing but rest and relax for a week!!!  It was so wonderful and such a blessing!!

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More pics of the Lazy River.  Sorry about the sun glare on this one.

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The waterfall at the Lazy River.img_1180

A pic of the resort, Holiday Inn Resort, Orange Lake, such a wonderful place.img_1181

A shot of the Christmas Tree.  Gotta love living in paradise.  Only in Florida can you go swimming in December!!!  I just love the shadow over the Christmas Tree, look closely, it is in the shadow of a palm tree, with another palm tree behind it!

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The vacation was truly wonderful!!!  The rest and relaxation we much needed!!!
And now you know why I have not posted in a while.
I am back at my painting and caulking in the new art studio, so more pics to come in the next post.

#newartstudio #artstudio #vacation #picoftheday #christmastree #instalike #instagood #dreamcometrue #painting #resort #Christmas #holidays

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More Pics of the New Art Studio Progress

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We did!!   We spent it with wonderful friends and stuffed ourselves!!  What a spread of food!  As you can see little Joey was in his place and ready to eat first!img_1005

I know your anxious to see the next group of pics of the New Art Studio, so here they are:

We started getting 2 coats of primer and the top coat of paint on all the walls and ceilings.  My Grandson, Matthew, who is 20 years old, came over and helped me paint a couple of times last weekend.  We got a lot accomplished.  And we also got all the leftover construction materials moved out of the new studio, out of my way, as you can see it is making painting easier.

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We got lots of primer and paint put on the walls and ceilings on the south side (above) and, (below) you can see how much we got accomplished.  Painting together with my grandson was fun, we had a great time.  He is quite a talented, award winning artist and he is anxious to come play in my New Art Studio with me.img_0982

We brought my glass storage cabinet down from the old art studio upstairs in the house out to the New Art Studio, and brought another set of wire shelves from storage.  Now I have to put the shelves back in the cabinet and assemble the wire shelves, then I can bring all my stained glass out and put back in it the cabinet.  img_0988

We brought my old Paragon Kiln down from upstairs in the old art studio in the house out to the New Art Studio.  I bought it in the 1980s for $50, back then it would have cost $400 or $500 new, now days it would be about $2000 new.  It has seen lots of firings of glass and pottery over the years.  It is Old Faithful for sure, and it just keeps on ticking.  We acquired the assistance of several strong young men to help carry the heavy stuff down and out!! img_0993

I put the freshly painted cabinet doors and the door pulls back on the south side cabinets.img_0995

I started painting the floor in that south side back section.  Now my hubby can build my second counter top.  This south side will be the hot side where my 4 kilns will live.  img_0997

Yes, we made major accomplishments last weekend and this past week.  Now off to paint some more walls and floors.  Hope the rest of your Thanksgiving break goes wonderful.

#newartstudio #artstudio #picoftheday #instalike #instagood #dreamcometrue #happythanksgiving

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family from Christina
Rick and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from our house and art studios to you and yours.  No matter how you celebrate the Holidays, we pray Christ’s blessings on you, and pray that the Holidays are filled with love, peace and joy for you and yours.  We also praying you have a prosperous New Year too.   Christina
Here are a few pics of the Fused Glass gifts I have been cranking out of my studio for Christmas gifts the last few weeks:
Fused Glass Clock for my Daughter, Beckie
Fused Glass Clock for my Son, Robert
Fused Glass clock for my Daughter-in-law, Stephanie
Fused Glass Sushi Plates for my Son-in-law Richard
Close up of the Frit piled edging, Richard is an Oklahoma State U fan, thus the Orange and Black.
Completed Set of 4 plates