Since my last post I've working away on two more editions of "Like Weather". The first was to send off to Mackay for the Libris Awards by this Friday just gone and I want to get another copy finished to take with me to show my supervisor in Melbourne when I go in February. I also had to prepare a press release for the exhibition at Kings ARI in Melbourne.
So I've spent a lot of time in my little studio and unfortunately this is the view! After seeing how lovely azirca's studio is, I have been wondering what I can do to make mine more of a space that draws me in.
Functionally the space isn't bad, and I am continuing to tweak things as best I can given space/money limitations. It is just the "ambience" that is lacking! My original idea was to plant creeping vines to cover the fence/s outside but that won't work. The area is for drying clothes and there's a cement slab, so any plants need to be in pots. We are in the grip of a drought and have Level 5 water restrictions so it's just not possible to maintain pots. I've thought of covering the window with "something", but what? And it is the source of natural light, so I don't want to reduce that too much.
Somewhere on the web I saw some sort of patterned "wallpaper" for windows. It seemed to give a sort of frosted glass effect, and I thought it might work, but now I can't find it anywhere! If any of you have seen it I'd really appreciate it if you could send me the link. Or if you have another idea, I'd love to hear it.