Your atelier, office, the kitchen or the garage … if your workplace is good equiped, you work a lot easier, right? Here too.
From scratch on, I knew how to set up my atelier. But making it that way is an other case.. Here on the island are two stores where you can find material for building and agriculture. They really have a lot, but sometimes not the quality we are looking for. Or they only have two parts of a product (wheels, brackets, braces, slats) while we need four, five or eight parts of something for to use into my atelier. To re-order is possible, they will send it from another island or from the mainland. In all options you need to be patient. The order could be forgotten, out of stock or they say you didn’t order it….. We don’t complain. Because we know when somthing is ordered, it takes some time… sometimes a lot of time ;-). So, making my atelier complete….it took also a long time….
Living here is most of time looking for other, creative opportunities to ‘getting things done’. And we succeed in it! We find little shops in the village, they know me as ‘the creative one’. When the shops don’t have it, ordering stuff online for my atelier is an option. Because of that, the transport company knows us now by name and gave us a special name (because we aren’t Spanish). When we are ‘downtown’ for a coffee or on the road, there is always a smile and a raised hand. Frendly people on this island!
My big wish was a large table in my atelier to work on. A table to let things wait, dry or transform. To have space for Beach-Art, but also for other creative things. My other half made one of 2,5 x 1,4 meter with the front side facing the wall beneath the window. It is made of firm material that can have a bump, resists paint or ‘Stanleys’ without any problem. The table in my atelier is my favourite, I work almost daily on it and I enjoy so much space! On the video you can see it but you can see it even better below, on the picture.
As I wrote, I work every day in my atelier. First with a lot of boxes under the table, in the corner and growing piles against the wall. Boxes filled with all kind of material, pencils, paper, books and things I found on the beaches. That isn’t an ideal situation and with a creative brain, my atelier became soon ‘too little’. So, I saw an irresistible offer online….
The men of the transport company delivered the package a few days later, while I was cleaning in my atelier my treasures of that morning. Surprised about speed – Monday ordered and Thursday already on the island – replied the transportman “Yes I thought, let’s try if their at home, it’s nice they have it today, isn’t it? Otherwise, I would have called you to ask if you were nearby so I could deliver it later today.”
Isn’t that nice?
The package has been transformed into a great wall-wide storageplace into my atelier, where everything gets a place. And I am so happy!
Visit my Atelier
Unfortunally, you cannot visit me into my atelier while I am at work. But….sign in on Facebook and like the page of Beach-Art, or visit us on a market!