Archive for My Studio

Reorganization

Reorganization

I now have extra space to showcase my art. This is a good thing!!

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Cable TV

new TV

I am hooked up now to watch my HGTV or Food Nework in my studio at any time!! Of course the funny part is that I HATE to cook! lol!

Studio update…

Clean work station

It is sooo good to have my work stations clean and ready for action!!

Purging…

I have been purging my studio of unnecessary “stuff”!! It’s a great feeling. My Hubby bought me a little TV for Christmas for in my studio because he knows how much I love to watch HGTV!!  (What a guy!!)  He ran the cable wire into the room and hooked up the TV yesterday. And so I have begun the process of getting rid of things that I really don’t need in there. I have already emptied a few shelves and re-purposed them in a positive way. I got rid of the ancient PC that occupied an entire table in there too. BTW, did you know that  Best Buy has a PC recycling program?!  I have two of them to get rid of. (log onto their website for details) Tomorrow I will (hopefully) finish this tedious job!

Order in the Studio…

Purged peg board

Purged peg board

Well today I decided I just had to start re-organizing some parts of my studio as there was just no space to put finished work so I could actually get at it, let alone see it!! My peg board had become the dumping ground for anything without a home…whether I needed the object or not. So that seemed like the best place to start. I literally purged three quarters of that peg board and freed up space to put up a few shelves and a wire cable so now I have plenty of room to store or display finished work. I then took my seasonal porch decorations off of the trellis and put wire cable across that also for more space to hang art. The decorations can live in a box in the furnace room just as nicely. I still have more purging that I can do in the studio but this was a great start! Studio trellis

My Studio

All artists have that spot that they covet in which they can work. An atmosphere that’s most conducive, for them anyway, to stirring the creative juices. My studio is like a refuge for me and I must admit that when I go in there, something does stir in my creative soul…so much so that I can feel butterflies in my tummy when I look around and imagine what I can do next! Like my garden, the studio is a constant work in progress. It has evolved from a craft room to an art studio through the years. And the types of art I am doing has also influenced the evolution of the space. As you will see, it is well stocked with “stuff” that would make any artist happy but there is always one thing more that I might need for the next project!!  Enjoy the tour…

My creative space

My creative space

A place for everything

A place for everything

a bevy of angels drying on a shef

a bevy of angels drying on a shef

I will always stop to do a gift basket for a charity event so I keep a ready supply of baskets in all sizes!

I will always stop what I'm doing to make a gift basket for a charity event so I keep a ready supply of baskets in all sizes!

I keep some of my seasonal decorations hanging on a piece of lattice in the studio. It creates a holiday mood all year long!

I keep some of my seasonal decorations hanging on a piece of lattice in the studio. It creates a holiday mood all year long!

 

The shelves are packed with paints for all media, art reference books and magazines, etc. and I really do know where to look for that scrap of tissue paper with the dots on it for a joural page I'm working on!!

The shelves are packed with paints for all media, art reference books and magazines, mat cutter, Dremel tools, etc. and I really do know where to look for that scrap of tissue paper with the dots on it for a journal page I'm working on!!

From the smallest sculpure project, to the messiest collage project, I have a work space that's just perfect. A work table for sewing or projects that require me to sit down, a drafting table for sketching and a work bench that I can stand at for laying out patterns, firing up the glue gun or wood burner, etc. And plenty of open shelving for large papers and storage baskets and containers.

From the smallest sculpure, to the messiest collage , I have a work space that's just perfect. A work table for sewing or projects that require me to sit down, a drafting table for sketching and a work bench that I can stand at for laying out patterns, firing up the glue gun or wood burner... and plenty of open shelving for large papers, storage baskets and containers.

A corkboard above the drafting table is a handy spot for displaying the works of my little visiting artis, the Grandkids!

A cork board above the drafting table is a handy spot for displaying the works of my little visiting artists, the Grand kids!

 

Paint carrousel

A well stocked paint carrousel and work table go hand in hand

Large baskets and plastic storage bins are essential

Large baskets and plastic storage bins are essential to keep the space organized!

and last, but by no means least, a toy basket and a cushion for my frequent furry visitors although Maggie prefers the little upholstered chair that sits next to the computer table for her Studio naps!!

And last, but by no means least, a toy basket and a cushion for my frequent furry visitors, although Maggie prefers the little upholstered chair that sits next to the computer table for her Studio naps!! Thanks for visiting the Studio, come back soon!