Sunday, March 25, 2007

The view from here


The winter thaw gave way to the Big Wet, sodden parks and lawns, leaden skies, and weary bodies. Mostly I've been working to restock my shop, and I've been resetting my internal clock -- no more sweatshop hours, more structure to my time, and I've begun the process of spring cleaning.

Meanwhile I dream of a spacious atelier painted antique white, with hardwood floors, a long work table again one wall covered from one end to the other with slanted windows to let in the natural light, built-in book cases for supplies and books, my easel and canvasses and painting supplies stand with a canvas dropcloth on the floor occupying the length of another wall, and a little rest area with an overstuffed shabby-gorgeous couch to rest on, a round table, fresh flowers, a little fridge (stocked, of course), coffee making implements, old threadbare Oriental carpets thrown here and there. No music paraphernalia because I prefer to work in total silence.

10 comments:

  1. Spring slowly comes in and change everything. Spring cleaning always reminds me of little house on the praire, I don't know why.

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  2. Say...I recognize that dream! he heh!

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  3. ah you paint a portrait of that atelier like you've read my dreams.

    XOXO

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  4. Lovely work Colette.

    I so hope that dream comes true for you as you truly, truly deserve it.

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  5. Hi darling,have u been to art fest?I have a question on mt blog,send any artist who's been.

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  6. Ahhhh, home, I miss it already -- I'm off tomorrow to ArtFest -- and I'll call you when I get home. I didn't finish enough stuff. Oh well......
    xox

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  7. I didnt relise it was this close!was hoping to hear about last year.I may go in 08

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  8. Oh Colette...this atelier sounds perfect!...what a beautiful sounding room and I know you will have this! Hope the spring rains, waxing moon and warmer? weather and trees and flowers refresh and re-energize you this week sweetie. This quiltie is soft and comforting. Lovely! xxxooo

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  9. Your dream atelier sounds like a little slice of heaven. And like you, I prefer to work in silence. I can write in the midst of chaos and noise (all those years at newspapers), but I prefer silence. Beautiful collage.

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  10. What a beautiful vision of a creative space. Like you and "paris parfait," I prefer to work in silence too.

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