Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Studio for JZ Artworks

Well, after 6 months of waiting, my husband and I have finally moved into our new home! We are still unpacking, solving small projects and trying to get settled, but we love it. One of my favorite parts of moving into this home is that I now have my very own studio space. It isn't decorated yet, but my desk and computer are set up, and I have already begun working in the room. It's great! I love having my big art desk back (it was being stored at my parents' house). The desk has a flat file which is perfect for my large sheets of watercolor paper. I also enjoy the natural lighting. My previous workspace was in the basement of our condo, and now I have really enjoyed being able to look out the window while I work.
The room also has a really useful ledge going around 2 of the walls. I have been using this to prop up paintings from my latest book project. This way, I can easily check the colors for consistency as I create each new page. I can't wait for the room to be set up how I envision it, but for now, it is great to have a workspace that is all my own and completely centered around my illustration process.


Aja said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful studio space. I am so happy for you! I read all about your big move and just the craziness of your first year being a full time illustration, and all I can say is, congrats! It sounds like quite the ride!

Also, thank you so much for all of your guidance. I decided 2009 is my first year as an 'official' freelance illustrator and I've stoked to say that I just sold my first illustration to a major magazine. Woot! And it's all because of your help and especially your recommendation to join SCWBI! Thank you!

And enjoy that great studio and your new home. I think I'll be using the bedroom/studio for a little while longer :)

Eugenio Herrera said...

Really nice and comfortable working space! enjoy it!

nicole falk said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful work space!!!

nicole falk said...

Good luck in your new home!

Jennifer Zivoin said...

Thank you, everyone! My husband and I are really excited about the new home, and i love the studio! I practically live in that one room, because I have several projects going on right now. It is great :)