I’m spending part of my Saturday trying to re-arrange my encaustic set-up in the studio. With an 80+ inch door topper to a table and a small porcelain topped cabinet for the Hot Box from Paula Roland lined up under the window, I’m wondering where in the heck will I set up my panels to paint on there is so much ‘equipment’ with power cords everywhere. I have a fan in the window for trying to vent out the vapors from heating the wax so that limits where you can set the melted wax paints. All those short power cords from so much kitchen equipment is also making a hazard to stumble or trip on as you work. I put a couple of crock-pots away as I think I may not need them all the time when I’m working now I have the ‘skillet’. Whoa…did that skillet make short work of making medium. ..yes yes yes…I love it.
When I started working larger I brought in an old wooden drawing table…about 48 inches wide and raised it up way high so my neck/back wouldn’t hurt from bending over so much. SO, that must be the only place left to paint on. I have it set up perpendicular to the table wall.
What I really think I need is a big huge U shaped work area with lots of electric outlets on different circuit breakers and a venting system coming down from the ceiling. What a pipe dream that is. I do have a vent from a dryer that used to be installed there on that wall with the long table. I keep wondering if I can have some kind of contraption made that will let me vent out through that vent…but I haven’t a clue on how to do this.
Okay…so the other part of my Saturday…off to the grocery store.