3/8/13

home sweet home


“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.” 
― Henry David Thoreau

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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 ivorythe 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!

xoxo,


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registration for HOW TO PAINT AN OWL 2 opens march 15. 

14 comments:

  1. Juliette, It is so fun to get a little peek into your studio! Laura

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  2. wow! you and your husband have been very busy. looks so inspirational. hope you have a lovely weekend too. :)

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    1. thanks, teddi! we have been busy and making it all a lot of fun too! have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing and have fun setting your new studio space up Juliette! Have a beautiful and creative weekend!

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    1. having so much fun in my studio! finally warm enough to open the windows a bit too :)

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  4. So happy you are getting settled back in at "home" ~ although I do miss you here!! I had such fun visiting with you during your stay and loved every moment of our walks and long chats! They did my heart and soul such good!! :) Sending sunny hugs to you!! *Love how you are setting up your studio space...I know lots of creativity will bloom from that spot!! :)

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    1. so lovely to hang out with you! miss you :)

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  5. I love that picture of you working on the floor like that. I start my paintings on the floor so that I can use runny paint and then use an easel towards the end so my back gets a rest. :) Lovely to see inside your home, I like your flooring! Have a great weekend Juliette.xx

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    1. thanks, jess! the wood floors are pretty hard on the back and knees, so i started kneeling on a little bean bag and make sure to take lots of breaks. yoga helps too :)

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  6. Welcome back to Wisconsin! Glad to hear a famous artist works on the floor! That makes me feel like I'm doing something famous! Enjoy your family and again welcome back

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    1. you are the sweetest, cindi! thank you! painting on the floor is the only way i feel free. and being back in my home studio is so nice because there's no tension about making a mess :)

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  7. I also love working on the floor! It makes me feel more free. But it does hurt the knees! How do you protect your flooring? Currently I don't worry about the carpet & just use a drop cloth, but we are building a house & will have a studio in it. I don't know what to do about the floor in the new studio??

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    1. i started kneeling on a bean bag, which really helps, especially on the wood floor or outdoor stone patio. i also take lots of breaks and do yoga often. i love having hard wood floors in my studio... it's much easier to clean if/when i do spill and it makes everything feel so much more open.

      happy painting!

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