since the studio is my personal workplace - unless i'm at other workshops for the various stages of lamp making - i thought i should post some pictures of it. i couldn't, of course, leave out the cats. so the first pictures are of them:
|cat mascots. from left to right|
zubeida and chewbacca. zubeida likes
to be petted for a few minutes,
after which she will push you
away with her paw or give a tiny
growl. chewbacca is a young, fiesty
male but is otherwise very gentle.
|looking into the studio from the|
lounge. the basket hanging on the wall
is from hunza. it's used by women to
carry fruit, corn or wood...just
about anything. i use it for various
|baskets of blocks. these ones are mostly antiques,|
carved out of shisham (rosewood) or keekar
(acacia) and used for printing designs for
block printed cloth, such as ajrak on cotton or
on silk; the latter would often be filigree
designs. for more block printing, look up posts
labelled block printings.
|looking from the lounge to the window. i like to|
look out onto something green so the window is
full of plants.
|my printmaking table, with my tiny|
press. it pulls a maximum size of
11 x 14" but has served me well.
the table's height helps prevent
backaches! at the moment it's covered
and surrounded with lightboxes and