Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Peek Inside My New Art Studio At The Banana Factory!

This past Friday May 3rd was "First Friday" in Bethlehem PA, a community 
celebration that is held on the first Friday night of the month, every month -  when 
shops and restaurants open their doors and loads of people fill the streets to take part
 in all types of festivities. The hub of First Friday is in the Banana Factory, which is 
where my new art studio is located (as well as the studios of over 25 of the other 
resident artists of the Banana Factory.) On First Friday inside the Banana Factory all 
of the resident artists are "in the house" and open the doors to their studios and 
welcome the public to come on in and see all the exciting things that are going on, 
view their artwork and current works in progress, as well as purchase art. There are
 also glass blowing demonstrations and all other types of festivities. 

I worked like crazy to get my new studio furnished and in order in time to greet the crowds! Here is a little sneak peek at what I've been up to!

These photos show only one side of my studio - I will show more next time!
I still have lots to do - I plan on installing a pegboard on the wall above the work 
table in the corner to hold many of my tools and goodies. Some things can't be 
rushed though, and I really like to do a good job at whatever I am working on, so it 
will take me a little time until it is just right!

One thing that was a challenge to me was to figure out how to display my jewelry
on my walls. I think I came up with a pretty creative solution to that challenge and I'll
share it with you in my next post! 

Check out the Banana Factory on Facebook!

Click here for the tutorial for how to make the letter word wall
plates that I made for my wall!

What do you think?

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase at


  1. Nice, have fun in your new creative space

  2. looking great, thanks for keeping us posted of your progress. You must be over the moon. Waiting for your book.

  3. Fabulous, what a great space!

  4. Wishing you all the best in your new space! Good natural light and plenty of room, I bet you're more inspired than ever. Congratulations on your new studio space!

  5. Already looking great!

    You get to work by that big beautiful window... that's fantastic!
    May you create many grand things in your new studio. :)