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Inside my studio

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In a little fishing village in Ecuador I sit and make sweet music in my studio. My studio is full of all day light and a wonderful view out across the Pacific Ocean.  Through the sliding doors I can escape onto the small balcony and gaze across to the horizon far away watching the fishing boats on their voyage out to the deeper waters or see the pelicans soar back and for fishing for sardines in the shallower water.

LynAdell Studio
Too bright today to see the Pacific Ocean.

From the hub of the room (my computer) backgammon and breakfast starts the morning, eating home-made flat bread out of 5 different flours, none of them wheat, and covered with peanut butter, tomato, sprouts and onion.  Now tell me what dreams are made off.  I also wash it down with freshly made coffee and listen to the see while I hopefully win my game and dont drop all the food on my clean clothes!

My central table, just acquired for my latest class, sits waiting for my students today who want to learn to draw, tomorrow I have a sewing group that comes for the morning where we make items for the orphange children.

LynAdell studio
Thanks Grandad

On my last trip to New Zealand I bought home many of my dolls and here they hang (sorry girls) from the air-conditioning cord.  When you push their head they say 4 different phrases each.  Under my Japanese doll I have my calligraphy painting box, well two actually.

I often spend some time in here at night but will have to get a better light as it is not bright enough by far.

My grandfather had these drawers and I remember them very well as  a child, they house my pencils, carving tools and two little hammers that my Dad and I used when I was a girl, they are very dear to me.

This fun piece was made from a magazine and measures about 2 feet across and fell off the wall occasionally till I fixed it with gaffa tape.

 

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Finished books

Handmade books

The first, of this series of books is not covered inside.  The cover is a painting that I did which continues from the front cover to the back to make a complete piece.  Inside is raw card. The pages are of different colors all in artists watercolor paper.

FRONT COVER BACK COVER

Black Book

A little Black Book, complete with black paper, so use a white, gold or silver pen. Decorative work is sewn with thread on the front and back covers.

 

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The following books are all original paintings in watercolors. After the black I decided to have some color and touched it also with a ribbon to tie it closed.

Yellow Ribbons

FRONT   Untitled-2

A tiny lady sits on the front of this one with colored pages. Back and front views.

Red Umbrella.

FRONT COVER BACK COVER WITH DOLL

This one has colored pages and is bound with yellow thread.

The Color of Sun

THE SPINE INSIDE PAGES AND BOTH INSIDE COVERS

Shooting Star

Still in watercolors is Shooting Star with over-sewing on the decorative spin.

Front cover 3 Inside front coverBinding 

Riverside

A more decorative spin in white contrasts to the colored pages in Riverside.

COVERS THE SPINE

Deep Horizon

Deep Horizon is a wash of watercolors, with a contrast of white pages.  Both the front and back pages inside and out are the same, as far as the paint allows.

FRONT COVER INSIDE BACK COVER AND PAGES