Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Brooklyn Fire Proof studio space


Yup. 125 square feet or so on the first floor up, room 216, a.k.a my new studio space. Apparently parts of Top Chef season 5 and Make Me A Supermodel were filmed at the building next door (or so the website says....) Kinda nifty if you ask me.

I do feel like I am fumbling blindly a bit through this process - the extreme commute aside, I am finding it particularly difficult to put my trust into a neighborhood I have visited but once and believe that my request for my art supply company to deliver 6 foot wide bulls-eyes...er, boxes of canvas to the locked building will result in said supplies actually making it not only into the building but somewhere preferably near my studio space....) That's putting a whole lot of trust into a whole lot of anonymous strangers....

Coordination is key I suppose. So, I'm calling my supplier today and seeing if I can't somehow coordinate 400.00 of hulking canvas arriving at my studio when I am there, which is no small task, let me assure you. This is assuming I can coordinate with my ex, as he has informed me his scheduled time with our son this weekend has been called into question because he wants to attend...Harvest Fest. Alrighty. I shall coordinate around that too. Just call me task manager 9000, model A. To be fair he told me about this months ago. But, my career waits for no one and has always had this sneaky way of blind siding me as if to scream, "Are you ready?!?"

I figure if I can make it through this much fuss I can make it through pretty much anything my new situation can throw at me....Right?

**update - I want to give credit where credit is due, my son's father is taking our little one this weekend after all. He said he'd rather help me out. I gotta say I am surrounded by the most supportive people :)

10 comments:

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Wishing you luck!

Aja said...

Thank you!

alexkeller said...

how exciting that you'll have a studio space! Mom just adores your flower landscapes, so I may have to get her some for the holidays....I'll order early - I promise!

Aja said...

Hehe, Alex! Despite my dry post I really am excited about it all. After moving in and getting settled I am sure things will work itself out (the commute is no problem, I used to drive from near Portsmouth NH back to Albany NY nearly every weekend when in college after my son was born) So, it's really just the moving and coordinating part that has me a bit frazzled, you know? I'll get in my groove :)

Also, so you know, I am totally keeping things up on Etsy, it's just they'll be different lines of work than the ones going in the gallery. So my landscapes, cityscapes, and florals will all still be available on Etsy and waiting for your perusal for those all important gifts :)

VieiraGirl said...

Good Luck I am sure it will all work out! I am sure you will come to love your space!

Alisha said...

Good for you! I'm also embarking on my first out of home painting studio. It's a little scary and slightly intimidating.

Aja said...

Vieira, Thank you! I've been reading up on the area and what not and am falling in love with the concept as well as the surroundings :)

I placed my first order for supplies to be delivered at the studio and spoke with the super about deliveries - he eased my mind :)

Aja said...

Alisha, Congrats to you on your studio space as well! I hear ya about it being mildly intimidating. And, we can't paint in our PJ's anymore (lest we offend studio mates?) lol.

It's exciting though!

fernfiddlehead said...

didn't see this before. Hey -- you're in Brooklyn? That's cool. How often are you here? WElcome!

Aja said...

Fern - I go down every weekend (though won't be down this weekend cause of my mom's b-day on Friday and having to switch beds in my son's room on Sunday, and I won't be down next week because of Halloween and my husband and I's one year anniversary!) But, the plan is every weekend go down and paint a painting in the Brooklyn studio.

And thanks for the welcome!