Saturday, November 10, 2012

Back In The Studio

This weekend I found myself back in the studio painting and it felt good.  Looking at this shot I've realized why I often suffer with neck and shoulder pain, I must try and angle the work not my head when I paint.  Saying that I used to always write at a funny angle when I was at school too.  Guess old habits die hard.
Ravyn hates it when I spent time in my work area and whines whether I'm on the computer or painting.  When she eventually tires she takes herself out onto the landing and throws herself down on the floor in a big huff (I have to laugh).  You can see Ravyn in the shot below scanning the room for chewable items!
The cats make better studio partners as they love to curl up on the window seat and just be nearby . . .
. . . until it's time for their dinner and then they start pacing in front of the computer screen and giving me lots of nose nuzzles.
In the shot below you can see an old shirt hanging on the back of my chair . . . I'm supposed to be wearing that to protect my clothes from paint but I always seem to forget.  Thankfully I made it through this session unscathed but most of the time that's not the case.
What projects are you working on right now?  Do you have furry friends that keep you company while you get creative?


  1. Great to see you happy in the studio. You made me smile :).
    Stay inspired!

  2. You look so very, very happy to be there, with paint on your hands (and NOT your shirt)!

    1. Thanks Brenda, it was great to feel paint on my hands again . . . though knowing me it was probably on my face by the end too!

  3. Great photos, Kathryn!
    So wonderful to see you in your studio!
    Ravyn looks as cute as ever, too. Glad to read I don't have the only puppy who wants my attention when I paint. :)

    You inspire me to take photos in my studio, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I have two furry friends watching me right now. Digby, who is probably about the same age as Ravyn, has run out of things to destroy. You should see my garden!! He's now gnawing on the window sill. Lovely to see you in your studio Kathryn.

  5. These pictures make me smile! We have our furry dog Mocha. He knows when it's afternoon writing time and usually naps in my office with me. We're also thinking of fostering some cats. I'm sure they will make their presence known.

    1. I'm hoping Ravyn gets to that point where she's happy to lay at my feet. Fostering some cats sounds great, I'm sure they'll make life even more interesting!