Snapshots of the StudioDecember 30, 2011
We actually call the studio, the treehouse, as it is surrounded by trees, and is a flight of stairs above the main house, which we refer to as the clubhouse.
You are able to sit at the large built in desk/work table and look thru the trees and see the water. The space is very serene. You also see the large pile of stacked wood, which I find so comforting on these cold, windy and rainy days. In the Winter, we have a fire going in the main house from the minute we wake up till the moment we go to sleep.
The studio has 2 sets of French doors. One set looks out to the courtyard, which is covered in hazelnut shells.
The other set of French doors opens to Colvos Passage, which is part of Puget Sound. It is a passageway for boats, large barges and sailboats. It is great just to sit in the treehouse and watch the boats travel by. It is also lovely to have both sets of French doors open when the weather is nice. The space open to the sounds of the Sound.
One wall is completely covered in pages from vintage books that our friend Amy Duncan & I spent a day doing oh so many years back. Pages of books on nature, birds, nautical maps–all things that represent WestWard.
We took words from a favorite poem of ours by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sudden Light, and stenciled them throughout both spaces on the white painted floor.