Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Letting in the light(s)

I just had to share what a difference good lighting makes! 

Let me first say that Rich really knows his stuff and I am eternally grateful for the hours of knowledge he shared electrifying my space!!  He installed standard industrial florescent fixtures but the bulbs are Phillips Natural Light.  It is like daylight in there 24/7, so different from the yellow cast of incandescent.  Another plus side of these...they are good for 30,000 hours.



and how about all those happy outlets!!!  I can get to work now. This is just one of 4 locations Rich installed for me.  The small single outlet is a dedicated line for my toaster oven, so when I am baking up my polymer clay I won't see the lights dim every time it cycles... whoo-hoo.

There is still lots to do, like a new plywood slab for the workbench to replace the one that is warped.  I've also eye-spied an fantastic workbench at harbor freight..trying to decide it it is worth the expense.  Lastly, I need more shelves, thinking I can add some where there is pegboard but the details are sketchy.

Hopefully all this hard work will come out in an overflow of creativity!

~Angie

9 comments:

Tina Schiefer said...

OMG! Angie...! You have light and power!!!! I'm SO excited for you...

Does Rich do plumbing too? The Rusty Monkey needs a bathroom!!!! (yeah, that's the hurdle at the moment) BUT, I'm not letting it get me down...lol

The main building has THREE bathrooms! What were the original builders thinking...? Maybe they didn't go potty 20 years ago???

YAY!! I'm SO happy for you!!!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Let there be light, then lots of creation! :-) It's a good feeling to know there's progress in your space, isn't it?

Dorthe said...

OH my-- so much electricity--I don`t understand anything about how it workd, but you must be in heaven to have all this in place-and to soon be finished with furnishings,and all the fun about adding the cosy stuff.
Wonderful dear Angie.
Hugs,Dorthe

Cindy said...

Your lighting is amazing...and especially that dedicated line for the polymer clay toaster! What a dream studio.

Tammy said...

Ah lucky girl! I can't wait to see how this all turns out. Light is so important to an artist. You are going to be doing a happy dance when this is all over.

Barbara Bruder said...

Angie, Congrats on the lighting!!! I can't wait to see it in person on our next get together!! see you soon.

Billi said...

Love your blog! I'm getting in touch because we are a pair for the current button swap! My email is: billispaperbatiks@yahoo.com

I'm in touch, so, now what do we do? LOL

Donna Ellis said...

Angie, I'm so happy for you! It looks like a terrific work space with fantastic lighting and storage! Hope you will keep sharing your photos! It's fun seeing your studio come into being!

Charlene said...

Light is good and the more outlets the merrier! Looks like a wonderful work/play space is on the way soon.