After watching a few training DVD’s I decided that it’s time that my studio get a face lift. The only problem was I could not afford a contractor so I did most of the work myself. I made a checklist that what I wanted done in the studio and then I had to decide what is priority right now.
- Paint studio Brilliant White
- Windows on opposite sides of studio need to be closed up/ covered
- Put in shelving for props
- Showcase more of my own work
- Flooring for the shooting area
It was a hard decision but Rome was not build in one day so the rest I’ll get done as soon as I have funds for it. I looked for alternative solutions to solve my problems for now.
Here are what the studio looked like during it’s face lift…. I took these photo’s with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet so please excuse the quality of the photo’s.
The photo above is the area were I keep all my props. I want to put in some shelving so that I can see all my props. I also want to put some hanging space for my fabrics so that it’s in sight. When it is in a cupboard you tend to forget about it. Out of sight out of mind….
Above is one of the windows I wanted to close up. I bought some hardboard and asked hubby if he would please help me to close up the window. I wanted to take out the window and close it up with bricks but that was a messy option and if we want to extend the room to the one next door I would have to brake down the wall. So I went for the next best option. Just close it up with hardboard.
Above Hubby is busy with the window covering…. This is how things should be done…. Very casual…..
Thank goodness for friends. Japie and Tanya came to visit and Japie helped hubby with the wall.
I was very happy when the wall was in place. Now for the final touches….
While painting I had an idea. If I cleared out the TV Cabinet I can use it to display my props that’s hidden away. So I cleared out the cabinet and filled it with my props. Now I can see most of my props and can’t forget about it. I moved my camera equipment out of my office and into the cabinet. Now all my photography equipment is in one place. I am still going to put some shelving up in the corner where the rest of my props are. One can never have too much shelving.
I also replaced my puzzles with my work. As time goes by these photo’s will be update with more of my recent work.
Well I am very happy with my new wall. I had some extra flooring so I made an second floor that I can move around the studio as needed. When I have the funds I will replace this flooring but for now it must do.
I am very happy with the outcome of the studio. Although I could not do everything I wanted in one go I am happy with what I accomplished. I did most of the work myself and my love and passion went into every drop of paint.
I would like to thank Ronald, Armand, Lian, Louhn , Renate, Japie and Tanya for helping me. Armand and Lian made sure mom has enough to drink when dad was not around to make the tea. Ronald for building the wall and always supporting me 200% in my photography business. Louhn and Renate always encouraging me. Japie and Tanya for your help with the final touches in the studio.
Last Friday I took Tekkies to the doggy parlor for a haircut. When we got home Ruby was very upset with this “new” dog. She stood a few passes back and started barking at this “new” dog. It went on for nearly a hour. I laughed so hard it was so funny. As soon as I entered the room Ruby would come and stand behind me and then she really started barking. When I took them all outside Ruby realized that it was Tekkies and only then did they started playing again.
I took Ruby outside this morning to go play with her ball. Everything were just dandy till Ruby spotted the man sitting on the pavement with his trolley. Now let me explain these people with there trolleys are up to no good and they throw out our garbage bins and just leave the garbage on the ground then move on to the next one. Some of them are also spotters for the criminal elements. So I am glad that Ruby charged him. I was not afraid that Ruby will bite the man I was afraid that Ruby run after him and a car hit her. I called her back while running after her with my camera still around my neck….
Ruby is really very intelligent and she is learning very fast. She is going to be a very good guard dog and we will train her to attack on command. This of course only for our own safety and hers.
“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.”
Choose not to settle. Pursue your God-given goals, knowing it’s never too late to accomplish everything God has placed in your heart.
Today I did not really have time to take allot of photo’s of Ruby. I am very busy with my studio and still have allot to do before it is finished. When I started on Sunday she was very restless and yesterday was worst. In the beginning she sit and moaned at the studio door and today I decided to put a piece of hardboard in front of the door to keep her out but she can still see me. It went better. Tonight I remembered it’s Tuesday so I grabbed my camera and took two photo’s of Ruby waiting for me in the passage. I think she will be very happy when my studio is finished.