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Inside My Studio and a New US President..

28 May 2008 37 comments

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I have been tagged by
Diane @ Much of a Muchness who was tagged by Kylee over at Bijoux and Banter
to tell you all about my studio.

Artist name: Kim Barker

Name: Laketrees' Studio

Website/blog:
laketrees 1 (my website)
laketrees (my blog)
get painted !!! - where my Art lives Internationally



Do you have a dedicated studio/artistic space? Yes.






Where is it located? between my kitchen and breakfast room and adjacent to my loungeroom..













Is it a large or small space? Comfortable..though my easel takes up half the space !!
What medium(s) do you work in? big canvases...oil...acrylic...goauche and graphite
Do you have a separate area for each? No ...my computer desk doubles as my table for my paints...that's when it can get pretty messy...eek !!
What one word would you use to describe your studio? different?
What do you think is the best feature of your studio? my easel and my computer and the special daylight lighting for when the weather is dull...
What would you change if you could? nothing really..
Can you share an organisational tip? always work with a drop sheet...oil paint and carpet don't mix ..
Describe the usual state of your work table? pretty tidy most days...although it can get out of hand if I'm painting continuously..
Does your work table face out into the room or toward the wall? see pic
What’s one drawback of your studio/artistic space? the floor...thank goodness I'm not a messy painter..
Do you have an idea wall or inspiration board? no everything is in my head or on my computer...










Do you listen to music in your studio? Yes....yes..yes...
recently Jack Johnson.....Andre Rieu...Spa Reflections..
Do you display your own work in your studio? Yes....the sketch above my computer desk is a study for one of my Kurri Murals...
I also have my Son's Artwork on display



















Other artists’ work? Lisa Lorenz (colourful colourful paintings) and Diane's Book (which I'm scared to put anything in)



What’s one quirk or unusual feature of your studio? my back scratcher (an old salad server)...frozen shoulder and all that!!






Whose studio space would you like to read about? I would like to tag the following artists to reveal their studio spaces….

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and the Artists in new listings for this month

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37 comments: to “ Inside My Studio and a New US President.. so far...

  • John 28.5.08
     

    "What would you change if you could? nothing really.."

    That is such a great answer....

  • Shinade 28.5.08
     

    Oh Kim,
    Please help. I can't break the code for blogger.

    Please when you have time can you hop over and give me a copy of your code?

    Thanks Jackie:-)))))))))

  • Kim 28.5.08
     

    hi John..
    thanks :) :)

    okey dokey Jackie ;)

  • Diane 28.5.08
     

    What a lovely studio ... and it produces such wonderful work! I see that Alexander's portrait has changed - or he has changed into a dark suit :)

    Don't be afraid to fill my book with sketches - I can always make you another one!

  • Kim 28.5.08
     

    hello..hello... Diane..
    glad to see you're back :) :)
    I hope you had a fantastic week :)
    I'm keeping your book ornamental lol..it's just too pretty and decorative..
    Alexander's suit and the portrait are back to black ..AGAIN!!!
    who knows what it will turn into next !! :0

  • Netster 29.5.08
     

    Kim, I loveeeeeee your studio! Impressively tidy! Wow you are fantastic! The lighting is wow! Bright and cheerful! I am so envy ;)

    Speedy is so funny! I’ll vote for him, at your service Mr. president!

    Have a nice day Kim!

  • Miss Moneypenny 29.5.08
     

    Hello Minister of Laketrees' Studio, the Honorable Kimberly Barker, MP!

    Thank you for inviting the Senator Speedy's Campaign Headquarters into your secret studio of fine arts, your dedicated support of Senator Speedy, and for not tagging me this time in your super marathon tagging event!!! :~))

  • Kim 29.5.08
     

    hi Netster
    thank you :) :)
    haha at times it's not so tidy :0
    you'll have to get over to Speedy's and vote for him ;)
    I'm sure you will make a great campaigner ;)
    you have a great day too !!

  • Kim 29.5.08
     

    haha Miss MP
    would you like me to include you in the TAGGED list????????
    you could show us the inside of your campaign HQ s!!!!!!

  • Speedcat Hollydale 29.5.08
     

    A great view into the workplace of Kim!! You have a nice feel to your abode ... work area :)
    I personally love the back scratcher, and salad bowls for paint. I use tupperware, but to each his/her own.
    The Moneypenney Affect is World Wide I see. When the tiniest of wings flap in Australia, we can feel it stateside. My voting booth has been very kind .... were you there??? ha haaaa!

    What is that can of colored stuff?? Enamel?? Speaking of teeth ... I need to get some of those whitening trays, as I will be smiling for the Moneypenny Press quite often.

    As President, I will be constructing a tunnel directly thru the center of the Earth, so I can come over and visit. It will be called the Hollydaustralian Causeway. Cause we like you here... (smile).

  • durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit 29.5.08
     

    Hello Kim,

    Very interesting information and photos of your artistic domain. The place where matter transforms into discriminating works of art. It Looks very conducive to creating too.

    And, it's located between the kitchen and the loungeroom - for feeding and relaxing the imagination to refine creations? :-)

    It's a lovely place to work in and it also adds an element to the personality behind the artist. A very positive element. :-) --Durano, done!

  • Lindsay 29.5.08
     

    It's lovely to see your studio.Great space and I envy you the light!!!

  • Miss Moneypenny 30.5.08
     

    Hello Minister of Laketrees' Studio, the Honorable Kimberly Barker, MP!

    During the campaign, the secret of my Campaign HQs cannot be revealed according to the U.S. Secret Service guards who are protecting Senator Speedy and his top Campaign advisers!

    In the meantime, I would love to fall through the Hollydaustralian Causeway to see the coronation of Queen Laketrees being crowned with the Pink Sheila of Royalty! :~)))

  • Jena Isle 30.5.08
     

    Hello Kim, thanks for dropping by at my site.

    I was trying to copy your widget for the latest entrecard droppers but I can't personalize it. Is there some way, you can help me with it?

    Your pics are great. Thanks for sharing them.

  • Kim 30.5.08
     

    lol Speedy
    that tunnel sounds like an excellent idea...you will be able to link with the harbour bridge tunnel ;)
    the cans are spray lacquer for my paintings....haha it's probably a bit strong for your teeth !!!

    thanks very much Durano...
    I'm afraid there's not much painting being done of late...
    I really have to finish Alexander's portrait before he gets too much older ;)

    thanks Lindsay :)
    the Australian light is very strong and can be a little unforgiving at times ..even in Winter :)

    lol Miss MP..
    I understand completely...
    of course with political matters certain aspects have to be kept top secret !!
    haha I'm sure the pink Sheila will co operate if you bring your campaign to OZ ;)

    hello Jena..
    thanks..
    I'll drop over to check it out :)

  • Christine Bean 30.5.08
     

    And rumor has it that he has 92% of the vote on his poll!

    Come check out Hilllary's reaction on my website when she heard he was running.

    Christine Bean
    www.christinebean.com

  • Kim 30.5.08
     

    92% ..wow!!!
    I will Christine :)

  • Speedcat Hollydale 30.5.08
     

    I did not even know about spray liquor ... gosh, what a party! (independant)

    The causeway will be lined with twinkies, in case you get hungry.

  • Patrick 30.5.08
     

    Nice work place. I like the fact that it has a very comfy, "lived-in" feel to it. But doesn't the location beside the kitchen cause any concern when it comes to cooking and all that, like the paint fumes and stuff?

  • Kim 30.5.08
     

    are twinkies like oreos Speedy..
    if so ..yes!!!!
    spray liquor..haha..
    I wouldn't try drinking it :0:0

    hi Patrick..
    no the fumes aren't a problem as one long wall is entirely glass doors which can be opened up and the kitchen has an exhaust fan as well :)

  • VinK 31.5.08
     

    Hi Kim,

    Thank you for visiting my blog, and the warm welcome...I like your studio and your artwork :), I believe tidy desk describe "creativity all the time" :)

    Very pleasure to meet you :)

  • Kim 31.5.08
     

    hi Vink
    you're welcome :)
    it was my pleasure !!!
    you have a lot of talent and your blog is a delight :)
    have a great weekend !!!

  • John 31.5.08
     

    Please retake the photos and place cans of Foster's in every image....thank you.

    The Australian Beer Commisison.

    "Big can, big buzz."

  • RennyBA 1.6.08
     

    I wouldn't have change one bit either!

    What a great post and wonderful pictures - thanks for taking us with you inside on this tour - looks classic, nice and artistic!

    Wishing you a wonderful end to your week :-)

  • Kim 1.6.08
     

    haaa John...
    and to think my Dad used to own a pub too !!!
    when the most popular beer was "KB"..
    our initials :) :)
    thanks for the tip ;) :)

    hello Renny
    thank you...
    and a wonderful weekend to you and Diane too :) :)

  • Speedcat Hollydale 1.6.08
     

    Draw a picture in Diane's (your) book. We want to see it in action!!!!!!!

  • Speedcat Hollydale 1.6.08
     

    .... you never had a twinkie?? LOL!!!
    Yep, I'm slow on the draw.

    BANG BANG! (oops)

  • Kim 1.6.08
     

    oh Speedy ...you still haven't told me what a twinkie is...
    perhaps I could draw a picture of one in Diane's book.... :) :)

  • Kim 1.6.08
     

    testing comment avatars

  • Speedcat Hollydale 2.6.08
     

    How did you do that?!?!

  • Kim 2.6.08
     

    ???????Speedy??????
    what?????? lol

  • Shelly 3.6.08
     

    Very jealous of your comfy looking lounge room! Those are awesome windows. Must take a lot of time to periodically wash them though.

  • genxsters 5.6.08
     

    It's wonderful to get a peek inside of your studio. You've inspired me to spruce my space up a bit.

    Take care!
    Mellanie

  • Kim 5.6.08
     

    hi Mellanie
    thanks for the compliment :)
    how about showing me your studio :)
    eh ???

  • Lisa Lorenz 5.6.08
     

    Hi Kim, Beautiful place you have and studio...Was so touching to see my work. I just got back from Montreal. I was helping my sister work. I came home to a very sad hubby. Our computer crashed and we lost almost everything. He had been working on his mba dissertation for over a week and lost it all. Now I am on the new computer with Vista and I hate the thing. Major stress balls over here! LOL. I also wanted to stay congrats to your niece on her award. Her painting is just great! She is talented like her wonderful auntie! Take care mate, xoxoxo Lisa

  • Kim 5.6.08
     

    oh dear!!!
    that's awful Lisa...
    hugs to Andreas...he must be devastated :(
    I know Alexander put Vista on his PC and hated it ...and lost a lot of his files too ...eeeek !!!
    lol ..major stress balls...is that anything like fur balls....
    don't swallow them..
    hey thanks for the compliment on Tahlias Portrait too ...she'll be wrapped as she loves your paintings :) :)
    here's hoping you don't have too many more computer problems... :0
    xxxx Kim

  • andy wood 10.6.08
     

    Nice to see your studio. We just moved ours out of the house and got a retail store front. Have to say we still need to get a lot of the stuff out of the house. Thanks for sharing

About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news