Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Gothic Garden art by Bernice (Hodges) Wagnitz

That second back surgery and thyroid cancer really kicked my butt. I just don't seem to have the energy to even think of doing any art. Just opening my etsy shop seems like such a chore. Another part of me not doing my art is that I have my studio in my basement. My home was built in 1920 and at least twice a year I will get the drains backing up. I'm used to it but it leaves the basement so humid I get a rainbow of molds growing on the walls near the floor. I used to spray and scrub with bleach then I read to just use hot soapy water. It goes away but comes back. I can't afford to be running my electric bill up to run a dehumidifier.
I have COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ) and the mold makes me cough and I'm sure it isn't good to breath. So I use my laptop upstairs when all my art supplies are, yeah, in the basement.
I tried all the drying out chemicals, should have bought stock in the company. I would need the industrial size and it's only good for a month.
Anyone out there have any suggestions that don't cost tons of money. Yeah I'd love to have a studio with big windows, lots of sunshine, warm in the winter and dry all year round.

I do have an "Artist" page on Facebook, it's The Gothic Garden art by Bernice ( Hodges) Wagnitz. I'd love your thoughts on my art and if you like what you see than please "Like" it.

I've done quite a bit of new art since I last posted so I best get busy and get them in here.

More to come.......!/pages/The-Gothic-Garden-art-by-Bernice-Hodges-Wagnitz/120444404698305


  1. Hello Sweet Girl!
    I'm so glad to be connecting with you again... I really missed you and your heartfelt messages. It looks like you've found a way to keep being creative without having to hang out in the basement.

    My solution? Move to California and hang out by the beach and make art with me! ;)


  2. Oh if that were possibe Jul, I would love nothing better.
    I've been in and out of the hospital so often I call it my second home.
    You just keep doing your beautiful art and I will keep my spirits high just looking at them.

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