New Studio COMPLETED!

I won’t bore you to tears with acres of explanation, I’ll let the images tell the story – except to say… the new studio is FINISHED! Well, all except a few minor jobs.

One vital job, that I forgot to mention earlier, was that our fields are easily waterlogged and our buildings have no drains to accept water from their roofs. That was then – but now we have had the drainage boys in!

They laid a 6″ drain the full length of the field, ran off a spur to connect to four more spurs that drain the worst areas, AND the main drain continues behind all of the buildings to collect the roof run-off! In the meantime I spent a week moving a mountain of sand to fill in the old duck pond (no ducks, no geese, so no need for the pond).

Filling the duck pond and the drainage is underway

The new studio sits at the back of the yard as viewed from our lane

The furniture restored and painted

The laying of the carpet tiles is almost complete - at 1:20 am!

The new chairs have arrived...

...and the sturdy tables.

My 1.0 x 1.2 metre A0 drawing board is installed

Almost finished now. My massively heavy drawing board was dismantled, dragged from the old studio (Heck, was I feeling my age!) and reassembled. It can be moved but it’s not something you’d want to do often!

Artograph DB300 graphics projector

My 30 year-old faithful Artograph was moved into the new studio. I don’t use it often these days but sometimes it’s invaluable.

Set up and ready to teach!

And finally, all I need is workshop attendees – which we had (a full house!)… except that I was so engrossed in teaching I forgot to take any photos! :(

Oh well! Next time I WILL take photos! And you haven’t long to wait because we’re holding another Weekend Workshop on October 1st and 2nd. It’s already 50% booked so if you want to join us (and be royally fed by Jenny!) head over to my website for the full details:
www.SibleyFineArt.com/_workshop_uk_yorks.htm

Thanks for following the progress over the past year, and for all your good wishes along the way – I really do appreciate them.

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5 Responses to “New Studio COMPLETED!”

  1. The Pencilneck Says:

    Very awesome!! Congrats on the new addition top your burgeoning empire!

  2. Mike Sibley Says:

    Thanks, Owen! :) It’s a triple-purpose room – workshop venue, art studio, and (very soon) DVD film studio. Have I left anything out? :)

  3. Heather Says:

    Congratulations Mike, all that hard work, sweat & toil has been well worth it? Thank you for sharing your journey with us all. Wishing all the that you wish for yourself.

  4. srpearceart Says:

    Congratulations, and I wish you all the best! It really looks great! Steve.

  5. Mike Sibley Says:

    Thanks for your good wishes! I’m itching to be drawing in the studio but I’ve been so busy fitting it out that I’ve got a lot of catching up to do first – mainly dreaded paperwork :(

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