Monday, January 19, 2009

studio tour

I belong to a super group of artists, called the Visual Art Committee (VAC). We decided to tour each others studios this past weekend for the fun of it. And BOY! was it fun! Patti Hamaishi was the first artist to open up her home for us. She just moved into her home a little over a year ago so it still had that new home smell to it. These pictures are samples of the very brave color palette her kids chose to paint their rooms. I LOVE their colors! I need to try to be that brave one day. The Welcome sign was created by Patti's son, Paul.

This is inside of her studio which is tucked away upstairs away from the main living area. It is a wonderful, large space filled with natural light thanks to a couple of sky lights and windows at both ends of the room. Patti has a lot of storage to hold all of her supplies and books which is so important. On the left in this picture is built ins with lots of wonderful counterspace while on the right are beautiful wood cases she stores a lot of her art books in. And then right down the middle are a couple of tables in which she does her work and invites other people to join her on occasion.
Patti and her husband bought these horizontal files in which she can store even more art supplies as well as house her mat cutter on top! We were all very jealous of the files!!!
Here are the beautiful bookcases with just a small sample of her art books!
Patti also has her own bathroom and another sink in her cre8ive space! What a lucky gal! Thank you for opening up your studio for us Patti.

Stay tuned for more studios from our tour in my upcoming blogs!