Welcome to the second installment of what may be a very long saga...Studio Magic.
Katrin hung up all the laundry lines in the studio. These were her trusty tools. She guarded them like they were gold.
You have without doubt heart of "Edward Scissor Hands" but, have you ever heard of "Regis Scissor Head" I made this piece at Skidmore in the 80's. Katrin and I had a running joke about whether I should go out to buy more scissors...seems that most every box we opened, there were scissors hiding there. I explained that one must have scissors for every task...all the ones guarded by Regis Scissor Head are for fabric and are only the tip of the Iceberg.
When we started hanging fabric on the laundry lines, Katrin asked me whether I had any clothespins, I proudly produced the white clothes pins, seen in the photo below, explaining that my daughter-in-law, Mette, and her friend Annette had brought them with them from Denmark this past summer. Then as we got deeper into the project of unearthing lost and forgotten items, we found the basket below containing wooden clothes pins. We found the red ones, in some boxes of tools that my father had given me.
Along with the boxes of tools, that once belonged to my father, we found this carry all...That now houses antique laces and some of my fathers old tools.
I was shocked to find that I had so many different types of crayons and pens...Then I remembered that most of them had belonged to my son Brian...who is a fabulous artist. They are sitting on the top of an old lantern from my father. He collected lanterns of all kind. As we progress in the Magic Studio story, I will be showing you more lanterns that are scattered around the studio.
One of my fathers many passions was leather tooling. In the photo below are some of his old stamps, hammers and various other tools that belonged to him. It gives me comfort to have these in my studio.
My mother is also a collector and on one of her trips back to Iceland she brought this wool spindle holder. She was delighted to see it on my work table in the fabric section of the studio.
I hope you have enjoyed today's 'Magic Studio' tour. It gives me great pleasure to share views of my studio with you.