image galleriescontactsubscribe

Op Ed and the new studio

MAY 27, 2010
Here's something I banged out yesterday for the Op Ed page. Thanks for the call Aviva. I was beggining to think all I was going to get was letters pieces. This was financial stuff, how the impending financial crisis from government bailouts, lending practices, and the like, will not be a problem for our children or grandchildren but rather right now, a problem in our laps. I did a couple of roughs, this one fit the (limited) space the best.
Also throwing some pics of my mess of a studio. Back in March or so I began tearing down walls and such, had a plumber run some lines, etc. I've done everything else, electric, framing, blown in foam insulation. I'm so done with this type of work, have spent many years fixing up my houses, have given it up a few times but I'm pretty sure this is my swan song. Getting too old to be down on my knees, crouching, stooping, making repeated trips to Home Depot and the dump. Too many better things to be doing with my time, like work and play. I will still of course be called on to say replace a light fixture or mend a gutter, but that's easy.

All my stuff crammed into a corner as I complete the rest of the space.

that ladder has probably been in the garage since 1926, being replaced with actual open stairs.

Looking from loft to back of studio. that half has been done since 2002 or so. Good light in the afternoon.

Looking out the front from the loft. I say loft but the ceiling is like 4.5 feet high. I'm putting a futon up there-and maybe an x-box. As if I would have time for that.

water heater and storage. That's a metal track from my vacated studio downtown. Flat panel will slide back and forth, just birch plywood.

The only way in and out.

You can see how the workspace is under the loft. door to right is the bathroom. Main reason for this, coffeee advancing age = more trips to the house.

more of the loft

ahh the mess. That access door was done in the 2002 project. It hides the breaker panel which I installed. Need to get in there and add a few 20 amp breakers for the fridge (emulsion),microwave, water heater. Never run a micro on a 15 amp circuit.