Technical (modem) difficulties this morning kept me from posting earlier, but here is a quick tour of my studio:
Last winter I moved everything out of my basement laundry room, including the enormous washer/dryer, and converted this 120 sf space into a designated studio. The laundry sink doubles as waste water pump for the machine which has been relocated to behind the wall as well as a quick wash up space for paint brushes and dye covered hands. I painted the walls a pale yellow and put up an 8 foot design wall so I could better view my works in progress. The back wall contains a bookshelf with very few books - mostly mixed media supplies and my most frequently used tools and fabrics. Although there is no natural light, I spent all of my studio budget on lighting and electrical upgrades so I can see what I am doing... it's a necessity to have a "well lit" room of one's own.
What you can't see in these photos is the fabric collection: mounds, no, mountains of fabrics are in a back room in my basement, along with two large cutting tables, my husbands tool bench, the extra range which I use only at Thanksgiving and for canning tomatoes, and about a million spiders.
PS: The hanging over my machine is a painted African textile and the three small quilts over the telephone are Karen Loprete's!