Monday, October 13, 2014

A peek into my Art Studio

Hello lovely people...I hope you are all well..

Today I want to share with you where I work! As I am a very visual person there are lots of pics , so grab cup of something and enjoy this post.

Within my home I have a 7.5 sqm studio where I get to explore all of my creative passions. As a Visual Artist and crafter I like my workspace to be an environment that is a peaceful haven where I can be inspired. Natural light is really vital for me as it lifts my mood and is best to create in as I can see the true nature of my colours, so I positioned my work table directly in front my window. I hung sheer curtains, which gives me privacy but does not compromise the natural light.

Since travelling to Cambodia I have fallen in love with buddas. Having them around my space makes me feel connected to something bigger while offering me a sense of calm and tranquilty.....I have been really drawn to yellow in the past months and wanted to add more hints of yellow in my space so I painted my newest budda yellow.....why not?

On my desk (which in the photo looks much smaller than it actually is in real) holds my collection of sharpies, calligraphy pens, watercolour pens, brushes,gel pens, and scissors....I do quite a bit of Art Journaling at the moment so I tend to keep what I most use on my desk along with a few plants, framed cards, candles, water and glue sticks. I prefer my work table relatively clear and often clear up as soon as I am done a project.

This is my studio library which hosts my collection of books on crafting, jewellery making, self development, art history, cardmaking, art journaling and the list goes on..I love reading while gaining information and inspiration.

Luggage tags I love them, always I use them for art journalling too which I found is a  great way to experiment on a small scale with new media. Below you will find a few pictures of my favorite mediums.....oil pastels, chalk, watercolours

These are some of my many Art Journals and sketch books, I have about 50 in the studio and even more in storage in the loft.( my husband thinks I have  a serious illness....and so do I, I really cannot help myself, if I am not buying them  am making them!)

Storage is really important in my studio.... as I work in a  small space I have to be savvy in the way I keep my wall shelves were essential for storage and accessibility. My husband installed 4 wall to wall shelves ..which gives home to all my mixed media, books,  small and medium canvases, sewing machine, sewing box, fabrics paper stock,filming and photography equipment (and maybe a few more things).

When I get ideas for my blog or creative projects, I find that writing them down in one place or 2 (if I can) really helps keep  a catalog for later reference, especially when I lack inspiration for some reason. So these lovely textured soft faux leather journal and diary makes it even more encouraging to keep track of myself.

On this wall a few visuals I adore, a list of things to do and a drawing from my little Erin..who was 4 when she drew makes me smile everytime I look at it.

I am so grateful for having this space ..... a little place where I can just be me, to explore, to connect, to create and to share with you.

If I could have a dream item in this space it would be this chair...

But then I fear I simply won't leave my studio .....which would make for a very unhappy household.

I often think I would love to share a workspace with other creatives maybe in a space from co-working company I can imagine it can be quite fun and inspiring.....Are you a creative? do you create alone or share a space with another? 

Well thats all from me today....Thank you so much for stopping by ...if you have enjoyed this post let me know and please feel free to share it with may inspire them to create a similar space .

Always best wishes


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