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first day in our new studio!!!



Today Gary, Viv and I moved into our new studio! We spent a bit of time running around the old police station just being excited, then we decided the walls really were a foul shade of pink and got some paint and then I found a perfect work table for forty quid at Deptford market, and then Gary was a total angel and helped me lug it back. And then we spent the rest of the day speaking in run-on sentences.

Here's Gary with our first three pieces of furniture: a chair, my Flinstones mug and a box of tea. And Viv and Gary examining one of the holding cells.




Our friend Woodrow told us that the place has a horrible history, that a lot of black people got duffed up there in the '60s and on, which was really sobering. But we are going to transform the place, and we still couldn't help getting excited about all the leftover police stuff.



We went to a greasy caff for lunch and Viv went all the way with a chip buttie.



We didn't actually think we'd get to the painting stage today, so Viv hadn't brought any painting clothing. She wore a box for awhile, until that was too cumbersome (Gary and I kept wanting to tip her over). So she changed into newspaper and looked smashing as ever.

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_w_o_o_d_
Aug. 1st, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Your studio is the whole police station, including the holding cells ?
jabberworks
Aug. 2nd, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Heh, that would be great! No, we just have one room in it, but there are lots of communal spaces and a large yard in the centre. I don't think anyone has the holding cells, but we can take a nap in them if we like, or book it for installation pieces.
aaaraslanov
Aug. 1st, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
happy removal!

i`m not sure that english-sreaking peopl say in such cases like that )
i just wanted to sincerely wish you luck!
i enjoy everything you do
jabberworks
Aug. 2nd, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks so much for leaving a note! Glad you like my blog. :-)
bandersnatch_02
Aug. 1st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
What a completely unique and nutty place to be working! Not at all what I pictured when I read about your studio, but in a way, cooler than what I pictured (Woodrow's reservations aside, of course...)
jabberworks
Aug. 2nd, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
It IS a cool place! We were totally smitten with it when we went to view it and decided to take it on the spot.
sweet_gum
Aug. 2nd, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
You did it!
Wow, great windows. Which floor are you on? What do you see when you look out? Where, exactly, are you located? Please post more photos. Who but a mom would want to know all the details. :)) I'm happy and excited for you!!! Congratulations!
jabberworks
Aug. 2nd, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
Re: You did it!
Thanks! Yup, I'm sure we'll be posting lots more photos. Just stopping back home for another armful of stuff... x
bsabo
Aug. 2nd, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Studio = awesome looking!

Chip Buttie = horrifying looking!!! =( It looks like it could just as easily have come from Alabama or something...
jinty
Aug. 2nd, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
But no!
chip buttie = awesome looking!

Really it should be made with Mother's Pride white sliced factory bread rather than the nice-looking bread in shot.
jabberworks
Aug. 2nd, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
It is truly a heart attack sandwich, there's no doubt!
jabberworks
Aug. 2nd, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
Ooh, and yes, a bit posh, that one. But still the same stodge.
adelosy
Aug. 2nd, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
I hope your new studio will inspire new life to your work!

Eh, how I wish this building had in Russian.
jabberworks
Aug. 2nd, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that! I'd be curious to see a photo essay of illustrators' work spaces in Russia, that would be fascinating.
tortipede
Aug. 2nd, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)
I have to say, Viv looks very fetching in newsprint :)
jabberworks
Aug. 2nd, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Doesn't she! :-D
dlasky
Aug. 4th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
modernism returns
The cardboard and newspaper costumes look like something Picasso might have designed for a ballet in the 20's. I think you're all off to a fine start.
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