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I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This little guy was hanging out on my front porch this past summer.  He was looking for a cool spot.

Lenore--one of my last foundlings

Honey--Taking a siesta
 I had planned to get into my studio last night but the weather put a hiatus on that.  Rains came in last night and I was in a rush to get the critters fed and taken care of before it moved in.  It was thundering and lightening and I have to tell ya, I just don't like being out in the lightening.  Lacy, my oldest horse, doesn't like the storms either.  She was spooked and flighty when I was feeding her.  I don't know much about her history.  I have only had her for about 3 years and she was 16 when I got her.  Her history is sketchy but from what I could find out about her--it hasn't been good.  She will be with me for the rest of her life.  I think that she deserves a stable home (no pun intended).

We do have the new barn just about finished.  I will post pictures of it when I get more taken.  It is huge and I love it!!  My tack room is GREAT.  Not only do I get a new barn but my studio can now EXPAND to take up the old hay room and tack room--YES!!! 

I have been trying to figure out storage.  What is the best way to store my supplies and still be able to find them.  I have shelving units that I am going to install in the old hay room and I am thinking of clear boxes with labels.  I also want a "metal bin" for my scrap metal that I use for my salvage art. That way, it is right there when I want to sort through it.

The Paint, fabric and books are the only thing that I plan to keep up in the studio--of course, the sewing machine and things like that will stay there, but all of the stored items--things that don't really need climate control can go downstairs into the "overspill" rooms.  I plan on having the "old" tack room as storage for my canvas' and frames.  Canvas is damaged so easily that it needs somewhere that it can be protected. 

Mooringsport Fall Festival

The old hay room will be filled with shelves but will also have a work area in it where I can set up and leave up all of my power tools--that way when I want to use them, they are ready.  I won't have to dig them up and find a spot for them.  I can't wait to get this all set up.  When my fall shows are over, I am going to begin the electrical installation and then the wall insulation and paneling will be installed.   I will be glad when the fall shows are over and the "pressure" is off.  I feel like I have been running a race trying to get my inventory built up.   Sometimes, I feel like I am getting "burnt out".  I love the art and the creating but when you work on it every spare moment that you have it drains the enjoyment out of it. 

Hope that you all have a great day. F.


  1. Oh I am sure i am gonna love your blog Faye.
    thanks so much for your lovely comment. I have added you to my list of friends so i shall pop by as often as i can
    have a lovely weekend
    Hugs June

  2. ~*Thank you for checking my work out! Your stuff is cool too! I love the photos!*~

  3. You have lovely artwork for sale at your website! And your ideas about the work you do remind me of how we sometimes may be able to take time off from our art making, while other times it begins to feel like we're under pressure.
    Having a forced rest break recently (I had some hand/arm movement trouble for a while) taught me I have to stop trying too hard.
    Meanwhile, it was a real education not being able to get around online as much, nor reply to everyone as soon.
    All the same, I learned I could step back, and everything would be all right.
    Hope you'll do the same and not allow yourself to overdo nor overtire.
    Best wishes on your enterprise!
    I predict great success for you upcoming! ;)
    Alsop, Thank You for visiting and then joining with a Follow.
    Have a nice weekend!

  4. What a lovely blog and thank you so much for adding my button! Just visit my etsy shop and choose your free single collage sheet.
    Inka :)