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Wednesday
Sep032008

Studio Journal Entry #1: Renovation Or Rejuvenation?


I think this is more of a "Studio Journal Entry" than "hey everybody, come read this!" type of post. That's not a bad idea for a sub category. I think I'll fix the Title. 

 One thing I've learned about myself over the years is that I need a change every once and awhile. This usually occurs right after a big job or right before another and mostly involves cleaning the studio, picking up and filing the piles of papers and reference, and occasionally a rearranging of the furniture.  I'm not sure if it's because of necessity or because I'm at that point with work where a few jobs are ending and another is soon starting, but I've begun working on my studio... again. But this time it's major.
  I have a floating wood floor over a very uneven concrete base. This has, over time, really started wearing on the wood floor joints and has gotten worse lately. My Plan: While I have the spare time... I can't believe I just called it spare time, let's just say, if I don't do this now, it will be mid 2009 before I can get to it unless I quit my job. (In which case I know divorce would soon follow) I need to remove all the furnishings including ALL the comic boxes, baseboards, completely lift and remove the flooring, and take away the sub flooring and vapor barrier. After that I need to put a ton of concrete leveler down, wait for it to dry, then put everything back the way it was.
 Well, not exactly the way it was, as what really triggered this was an idea in the back of my head to build myself a new drawing table. One that had all the features I dream about all day while I'm sitting there working. (I think this will be STJ #2) Anyway, stuff started happening and I knew I needed and really wanted to fix the floor before anything else and before it got worse. "Form Before Detail." (Another future post) or "A strong Foundation makes all the difference" or "If your going to do it, do it right", or "The Horse, then the Cart". 
 So, right now I just have my table and computer desk left to move out and temporarily set up elsewhere in the house so I can keep working and hope this turns out to be easier than it sounds. 

Later
WM

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