"In The Studio" Sneak Peek Friday Link Up
Welcome to all who are First Time Visitors today through Jennifer's Friday Link Up. I'd like to formally introduce myself before my brief tour begins. Hi..That's me, Terri Smith, in the photo above. This was taken earlier this summer and some of my regular followers have already seen it posted. :))
This is my Home-Studio and Sancuary. I live and work from Bonaire, Georgia, and I've been an established artist since 2002. In August of 2008, together with my sweet husband Robert, we formed our small company "Dimples & Dragonflies".
I began my career with Primary Concentration on Children's Themed Art. But it's always exciting to explore other Disciplines, these days I play around with them all and Most Recently I've discovered Decorative Solder and Glass.
When using Oils..these are some of my tools of the trade.
Good Lighting is Essential. I actually use contractor tripod lights when I really need to detail a canvas. They're FABULOUS!
And Storage is a MUST HAVE. I use mechanic toolboxes (with rubber rolling feet) for much of my supplies. I'm forever chasing the light when I'm painting and these handy lit'l guys move easily with me.
I use this cute pie-safe cabinet to store things I need to get to often. It's just nicer at the end of the day, to have a place to properly store things so you know exactly where they are the next time you need them.
Now my tools for Decorative Soldering are quite different from my needs within oil painting. To me, things are a whole lot messier and so I've set my Soldering Bench up in a Cubby Hole away from anything I don't want to see burned or damaged in any manner.
I also keep my working space as simple and as organized as possible. Clutter presents all kinds of complications. When Soldering, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and to watch where you point your Soldering Iron at all times.
I also think it's important to use the Purest Quality Solder made available on the market. Any Solder-Artist will tell you, the best Solder is one one that has a Clean Flow. You get your most accurate pattern capabilities as well as whatever project you're working on will be guaranteed to have a long and beautiful life.
If anyone is still with me..having made it this far..I'd like to say one of the best parts of being an artist is that you get to decorate your home with all your work. I rotate my pieces often and it helps keep things within my environment fresh and exciting.
Okay, that about wraps it up for my Initial "In The Studio" Tour for this First Friday. In the coming days, I'll take newer photos and share more of myself and my work.
A Special Thanks to anyone who may have visited me today!