It's been a very long time since I reported on the progress of annsliee studio at The Artworks-Wilmington in NC. There was a delay but the wheels of progress are once turning again and work is being done.
Interior walls are painted a pristine white with one wall painted a gorgeous lapis-lazuli blue. Inspired by Jackson Pollock paintings, I splashed a bit of art on the concrete floor. It was a small challenge that required cleaning the concrete with a light acid solution. Then I painted 3 coats of white on it; had a fun 10 minutes splattering orange-red paint; and then followed up with three coats of a clear glossy sealant. Boy does it shine bright!! Our very handy resident artist, Greg Walker, who does metal sculptures and pottery mounted the first set of floating shelves on the walls. Two more are to be added later. Even a few word pillows were on display by the last Fourth Friday Gallery Walk, August 22. I'm working hard--really!--to add the fiber art pillows and more word pillows. A lot still needs to be done to complete the interior, as well as the exterior. But it's shaping up:
This wonderful artists village is growing steadily with new artists moving in almost weekly. Fourth Friday hosts free music, plenty of "finger food" and lots of wine. The village is open every Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm where you can again meet the artists and find lovely works of art in a variety of medias. Two artists give classes in painting. Hop on over to The Artworks-Wilmington (tm) website for more information on the village.
Don't forget to follow annsliee for progress on the studio. Word pillows are available for purchase at The Artworks-Wilmington (tm) and will be added to shop.annsliee.com.