Monday, November 21, 2011

the studio and the constable closet

my beautiful new constable closet

Finally we have made it. On Saturday evening we (Agne, Arminas, Coba (they are above), Paul and I) moved my stuff into the studio. Above you see my "constable closet," the ultimate organizer. My Dad built it for me. It has a place for everything and thankfully it's not even 1/2 full.

Speaking of thankful...I will have alot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. First, my Dad, who long ago labeled the building of my studio-project hope, has been behind me the whole time. I couldn't have done it without his expertise and the fact that he took 6 weeks out of his life to travel here (from California) and build (and monitor the rest of us.) Next my husband, who has believed in me always and added his sweat and tears to this structure. He has endured the process since it's infancy. My sister Toni and her family are awesome too. Toni provided food for everyone for weeks! Lasagnas, sandwiches, soups and all important cookies and biscotties- all home made! Joel (my brother-in-law) constantly made time to help us every step of the way. Nothing stops him!  Of course- the strong arms- Agne, Arminas and Coba, who did lots of the heavy work. And last but not least, Rhegina who constantly stopped by and would pick up and job- finish it then whiz off to work. She also kept my spirits high. Amazing, eh? I feel blessed to be surrounded by such a great group of people.

I will post more pics later. Right now I  have to go clean and organize so that I can begin painting here by Wednesday. I can't wait to get back to normal.

17 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Wow, Loriann, Wow!!!!! Can’t wait to see more pics.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

So, so ,so happy for you. I'm doing the happy dance at the thought of all the fantastically amazing and beautiful work that you will do in this space. Rock on, you deserve it.

Deborah Paris said...

hmmmm. Constable closet...that sounds familiar.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

What a great closet organizer! And, even better, it's only 1/2 full!! Congrats on the new space. May you paint long and well and beautifully in the realization of "Project Hope." All the best!

Stinson Fine Art said...

I'm ready to see the rest!

Janelle Goodwin said...

I'm also ready to see the rest of your beautiful studio! I bet it's amazing!

SamArtDog said...

Thanks be!

Deborah Elmquist said...

You are indeed blessed. Now I have closet envy!

Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka said...

Congratulations on vision, motivation, perseverance, teamwork and getting to the prize at the end! (Or maybe it's just the beginning of a new period of high productivity!) Very happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loriann,
Wow!! Wishing you many years of creative adventures in your new studio. Happy Thanksgiving!
NJ ART 73

Lynne E. Windsor said...

So happy for you Loriann. You will have that closet full in no time!!

Donna T said...

Congrats on the completion of Project Hope! Happy Thanksgiving!

Casey Klahn said...

That looks like it's upstairs on the landing? Very wonderful!! Your family support is a great blessing.

Rhegina Sinozich said...

Woohoooo!!!! the studio looks FANTASTIC! now it's time for some of those gorgeous signori paintings to be created. :)

B Boylan said...

Loriann, your friends are a reflection of who you are! Amazing! Now go enjoy your new creative place! :)

loriann signori said...

Hi everyone and thank you for all your comments! I apologize for taking so long to get back to you...this has been a busy time.

Thanks Lisa for your support!

Hi Deborah! Yes, it was you who gave me the idea. Thanks!!

Hi Kvan! Thanks for all your supportive words. Project hope is realized!

Hi John, more pics after I have my organizers ready. Right now I am still in alot of boxes.

Hi Janelle... after the boxes are unpacked more pics!

Hey Sam..amen!

Hi NJ and thank you!

Hi Lynne!! I miss you! i hope I fill and empty it regularly!

Hi Donna, thank you and happy Tday!

Hi Casey, yep, it's upstairs. I know I am very fortunate..thanks!

hey Rhee, thanks for all your help!

Hi Brenda, Thank you!!!

loriann signori said...

Oops, Hi Maggie, more pics in a month or so after I am fully organized!

Hi Deborah E, Thanks.. . Your paintings sell so fast you don't need a closet like this!