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Here’s my space which is also our homeschool room for science, history, and art with our 12-year-old granddaughter. My light is a new addition, and it has made a world of difference for me! So much better than my previous TWO lights.



Terri, @robichon, I’ve really enjoyed looking through this thread! Thanks for starting it. We’ve been so involved in volleyball tournaments for the last two months, but that has ended for this year now. Maybe I can spend more time here!

Brenda

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Wow, nice! That’s about the size of my whole house… but i do have a German shepherd too :paw_prints:

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What a super, well-organised work space… very impressed!
Your WIP is coming along nicely too.
Kind regards
Cathy

What a lovely space for you to spread into! I moved back into my new, expanded studio over the weekend and although I’ll miss having my work very close by it is very nice to be able to have that extra room. I’ll post some pictures shortly.

Kind regards
Cathy Hales

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Ha ha, I like the idea of you keeping your menagerie at bay, including your husband :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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This is where my art takes place. My kitchen studio in use…
I tend to not pay attention to measurements on packaging …I bought a round tablecloth instead of rectangular one…

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Terri,

I now have art room envy! What a glorious space! Well deserved in your retirement.

June

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Hi Sonia. Your tablecloth comment makes me smile. So different than me (which is perfectly okay). When I was working in interior design and office planning, I’d often find myself in situations where 1/4" could make a difference. I was at the store a couple days ago to buy a storage container to put my oil paint palette in to keep the paint wet, and I brought a tape measure with to make sure I was buying the right thing. I’m obsessive when it comes to measurements. I still really like you for our differences as well as the things we have in common.

Terri Robichon

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Thanks June. I really love that room. The funny thing is that it was originally designed because of my interest in scrapbooking (not artwork), and the frequent workshops that I had in that space with friends.

Terri Robichon

Thanks Brenda for playing along with the rest of us. Looks like you’re getting a lot of important use out of that room. Your granddaughter is very lucky to have you as her teacher.

Terri Robichon

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Hi Tania, I have always appreciated your comments and involvement here. Now I like you even more knowing you have a German Shepherd too. There are several pet owners that hang out here.

Terri Robichon

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@robichon

I have never been an interior designer, but before my special needs child, I used to be the pickiest, cleanest, spotless, perfectly straight, matching, my way or no way kind of woman…. My sweet girl did everything times ten of the messes my two older boys ever made together… slowly I lost the whatever it was… i still will get a right size tablecloth whenever I find one. Also last night I bought ink for my printer… wrong one!!! Could not return it or exchange it since I ripped the packaging after “installing” the cartridges … :woman_facepalming:t4::woman_facepalming:t4::woman_facepalming:t4: had to get another set. This time I took my time to get the right ones.
Your home mist be beautifully decorated :smiley:
Sonia

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Hi Sonia - Isn’t it interesting how our perspectives on life change. Having lived through both of my parents’ journey with dementia. Then guardianship for my sister, and even my husband slowing down as he gets older. We all come to a point when we re-evaluate what is really important in life. The other stuff is just stuff. Your daughter is very lucky to have you as her mom.

Regarding my house, it will never be in a magazine, or even liked by a lot of people because it is unconventional. We designed it for how we live and therefore it is perfect for us. Since we don’t have kids (and therefore no grandkids either) our life is very different than a lot of other retired couples.

Terri Robichon

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Thank you, Terri. I love that we’re having an important impact on who she grows up to be.

Brenda

Relocated my art making area to my son’s old room/guest room. It works well enough. The only issue is that every one visits me now, which is distracting. Well only three of us at home plus cat and dog but they all like to have lengthy visits…blink, blink, blink, blink, blink….I play some kind of ambience video on the tv from youtube, whatever mood I’m in …
Notice my makeshift seating stool, the office chair is too chunky, also the makeshift trash bag, my daughter took the one from there and she has two …more blinking…
Please tell me I’m not the only person that holds on to broken chairs… (my daughter broke it when she was little, among countless other items)

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It looks awesome!! Put a do not disturb sign on your door. The “stool” looks functional as does the trash bag. In fact I particularly like the capacity of the trash!! I’m delighted you have a designated space!

Brenda

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Hi Sonia,

Wow, you’ve done a lot with a limited amount of space.
So glad you have found a corner that you can call your own. And the TV and window are a real plus.

That “stool / modified chair” looks perfect. It’s not really broken because you can sit on it without fear that you’ll topple to the floor. It’s just been redesigned - right???

And your trash bag solution is one that Scrapbookers have been using for years. Whatever works is perfect, especially if it is easy on the budget and is functional.

Terri Robichon

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Tanya @tanya,

Too late, I threw it away and bought another one….rectangular but wrong size again :woman_facepalming:t4:

Sonia

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Hi Sonia -

I knew about the additional size problem from another of your posts, but just reading about it again made me smile again. A great way to start the day.

I so wish you lived closer to me.

Terri Robichon

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Oh friend, @robichon Terri W2R’s
……If only we lived near each other… sigh

Sonia

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