“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.”
― Henry David Thoreau
after spending two months painting at the beach, i'm back home in wisconsin. and while it's a bit of an adjustment to be back in the snowy landscape, it is so good to be home.
i've been unpacking, organizing and setting up my studio.
last year when i returned from the beach, i painted my studio ivory. the only change i'm making this year is to set up my painting space on the floor the way i truly adore!
it makes my heart soar to spread out all of my art supplies and paint on the ground, just as i did as a kid in my backyard.
but i haven't been able to paint this way in my studio while recording painting videos because of my old lighting and camera setup.
but before i left for the beach, my AMAZING husband, brian found these fold-up softbox lights that are perfect for traveling and fit right beside me as i paint.
the lights along with the camera (a canon vixia hfm500) are so perfect, very affordable and portable. brian attached the camera to a mic stand with a "camera to mic stand adapter," which can be found at a camera or music store.
i can't wait to set them up in my studio!
while i get my studio set and start painting this weekend, i thought i'd share a few snapshots from some of our every days making paella, writing, sketching, reading, and listening to music...
What do you have planned for the weekend?
Whatever you do, I wish you much joy and inspiration!
Have a lovely weekend!
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