Dec 8

Scott and I worked at moving furniture and equipment into his studio on Sunday afternoon, and we got a tremendous amount done.  Remember, these are “in progress” shots and we still have several hours worth of work to do to finish it up.

studio1

This is looking toward the computer area with the painting area just to the right in that east-facing dormer.  Yes, you are counting monitors right – three – one for each computer he uses.

The left hand monitor goes to the computer that runs the scanner.  The scanner works great, but there are no drivers for anything beyond Windows XP for it, so this computer has to be kept alive for the scanner.  The scanner is an 11 X 17 one and they are hard to find at a reasonable price.

The middle monitor goes to the internet computer.  This is the only computer allowed onto the web and Scott uses it to communicate with clients, do research for his art, and to publish our books and update the Johnny Saturn site.

The monitor to the right goes to the graphics computer, a huge monster that he does 99% of the digital portion of his art on.  And yes, there is another computer sitting on the floor, but it has issues booting up and really just needs to be scavanged for parts.

The photocopier in the foreground is one we bought in 1997 and it still works just fine.  I dread the day it dies because it weighs a ton and a half* and getting it down the stairs is going to be one pain in the arse.

Batgirl (drawn by John Byrne, I am told) watches over Scott while he works.  It’s nice having your own personal superhero keeping an eye out for you.

 

studio2

This is looking from the relaxation station (the corner to hold the chair, ottoman, music, boombox, etc.) toward his drafting table in the west-facing dormer (we have large dormers upstairs, which we love).  The door on the right goes to the small walk-in closet where he stores nearly all of his art supplies (very neatly, I might add).  The stacking cubes will hold artist models and other knick-nacks, as well as some art reference books.

I love the color in this room.  So much better than that gloomy pink and green.

Yesterday, I took a trip to southern Indiana to pick up my Christmas turkey from the farm who raised and butchered it.  It is a small, heritage breed and I am looking forward to it becoming the main part of our Christmas dinner.

I love historical markers and will stop and read most that I pass.  This one really caught my fancy.

canal sign

Canals are as romantic to me as railroads and I love trains.

canal

And it’s still there, if rather diminished in size.  Sorry for the gloomy weather, but it is December and I was just glad it wasn’t raining, sleeting or snowing for my drive south.

Speaking of trains.

old train1

I was told that this train was pulled into this spot a couple of decades ago and just left.

old train2

I stopped and took pictures of them to show Scott.  He loves painting derelict things and I knew this would capture his attention.  We might have to go back down there early next summer and give him a day to draw and paint these.

Sometimes, it is good to get off your normal route and see what you can find.  I am sure these sites are just normal to those living in the area, but to us getting to see them for the first time, they are very interesting.

Sandy and I will be working on the newly brought-home fiber tonight and it is my goal to get the shop updated by the end of this week.  I hope your weekend was as pleasant as mine was!!