Crazy, Colorful AretBeat Studio!
Yesterday, while looking through some old computer files, I ran across some pictures from the late 90's. There were pics of an art studio I opened in a weird little space in an apartment building. I called it ArtBeat Studio. I even painted an old car I had to match! (The pic of the car was on the day it went to the scrap yard - some kids had taken a bat to it and broken the front and back windows and ruined the frame. The week before that I had been re-ended by a drunk driver - so I think it was an end of a era for that little car!)
Anyway . . . . I love these pics because it was a time that I really let my creative spirit loose and went for it. I really enjoyed that time. But WOW how about those colors - purple and lime green!
During that time I taught art classes, was into silk painting and fabric dying, polymer clay, doll making, paper creations, paper mache, jewelry and art quilting. I spent hours and hours in that little studio. It was well organized and filled with all kinds of supplies. Take a look at those wild switch plate covers made from polymer clay. I am so glad I took these pics so I remember that fun time! Elisha, Chris and Jeff helped me clean and paint - it was quite a job - but we did it! You wouldn't believe it if you saw what it looked like before!