Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Space

This used to be a gas station in the small town of Anamoose North Dakota.

 Years ago the previous owners moved this cute little building to their home "The Swarze Buffalo Ranch" and set it up as a well stocked bar.
 The barkeep and owner of this ranch passed away ten years ago abandoning this sweet little building to mice, dust, bugs and spiders. It had quite a stench as you opened the door.

 We went to work a bucket of soapy water in one hand and bottle of Windex in the other scrubbing and painting until this building and it's collected treasures where sparkling clean.

 I've claimed this space for now as my painting studio. I've dug out my paints (some that hadn't been used in eight years and where drying up) and brush's. Brought over my painting books for inspiration.

This is my first project.

Just knowing my paints are waiting for me in my new space is such a great feeling.


Paula said...

I love it and want to come paint with you there. It is such a great little retreat!

Adrienne said...

What a great space!!!! Did the previous owners leave any of the 'spirits' to keep you company while you paint? ha ha

love your first painting in your studio!

Twisted Fencepost said...

And such an inspirational place, too. It's adorable!!!

Susan said...

I am so glad you are painting again! That is the cutest studio ever! Perfect place to paint more windmills and farm scenes. :)