21 January, 2008

Studio New



In the studio. Looks like I may be developing architectural images for my jury slides this year. Remember the barn? In that vein.

Even my lovely wife is snowed in today, as her SUV is stuck a quarter mile up the road in a snow drift. The county will get us plowed when they get us plowed. We have had a modest snow cover, plus a little fresh. Then comes the day of high winds and you get dunes of snow deposited on your roads.

To add insult to injury, our furnace decided to quit last night about dinner time! Did I mention it's the coldest spell of the year so far (10 degrees F)? The propane fireplace had also quit that morning, due to a north wind blowing out the pilot.

Luckily, I got the fireplace back in action and then we realized that we had the studio as another back up! Big, warm and cozy. And that wood paneling is just the ticket to make you think you're camped out.

Now, back to the studio for more art.

12 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

sheesh, talk about heating challenges! Great to have a cozy studio and I would think inspiring to work in :)

Kim said...

Hang in there and do stay warm!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Corrine & Kim. Today is a studio day. Wooo-hooo, as my four year-old says.

Katherine said...

Isn't it amazing that you're snowed in, still remote from the snowplows and in danger of losing heat - but the internet access still works and you can talk to me in London!

John "little like sand" Ramsay said...

I always liked the look of snow (for about a day). What do you use to heat your studio?

Casey Klahn said...

The studio is heated with an electric furnace and forced air via floor ducts. I use an oil-electric heater for the studio room to keep the thermostat down.

It's necessary to heat the whole trailer in order to prevent damage to paper, art and books. This AM we awoke to -4 degrees. I love the snow, as I used to be an avid skier and an ice climber.

That is funny, isn't it, Katherine?
We got the diesel furnace back up in the house and survival is assured at the Klahn farmstead.

Michelle said...

Someone told me that Mercury is in Retrograve...not quite sure what that means..but it can't be good for furnaces!

Casey Klahn said...


>Do Do Do Do...

Robyn said...

I will stop complaining about the cold here, immediately. I obviously don't know what cold is! ;)

I want to toast my hands against your beautiful warm pastels.

Casey Klahn said...

Not that cold in Italy, Robyn?

Yesterday I had to pull a young couple (with three little kids) from the road past the studio. It doesn't get snow plowed, and is designated "primitive".

Adam Cope said...

glad the panelling worked out!

personally i hate snow, bonne chance.

wishing you a lovely long creative winter

Casey Klahn said...

The paneling and all remodeling has been put on hold for deadlines. And, it's hard to trudge panels and tools through a foot and a half of snow.

Well, today is as creative as it gets if winter makes it so! Five inches overnight (we are at 1400 feet elevation) and drifts.

My poor wifey is stuck here and won't get to the office to be interviewed by the TV reporters.

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