Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I am fortunate to have my own studio. It is an old wash house built in the 20's or 30's. The walls are made with cement and there is horsehair though out. It has great lighting with about 10 windows. My Dad and I spent a long summer years ago fixing it up. It hadn't been anything but a junk house for decades. Most of the window panes were broken and we spent a lot of time fixing those. We did a lot of caulking to keep the mice out and worked on the vent for the old coal stove. For the last few winters I have tried to work down there with only the heat from the coal stove. Last winter I gave up. It would take hours to even get it up to 40 degrees. Luckily my Dad brought an old propane stove and today we are installing that. It's hooked outside to a propane tank and the exhaust goes into the stovepipe and out the chimney. It is going to be so amazing this winter to have heat down there. I am a very lucky woman.