Okay, so I purposely did NOT clean up before taking this photo tour of my studio. It was very hard because I have self-diagnosed OCD. Everything in my house, and I mean everything, must be organized at all times, or I can’t work. Disorganization causes me actual physical stress, headaches, sometimes even panic attacks!
So here it is, a photo tour of my studio. It’s actually a large bedroom in the back of my house. This is the view as you first walk through the door. Gotta’ have my tv! Not that I pay attention to it. I just have to have it on for the noise. Why don’t I just listen to music? No clue. Issues with not having other adults around to talk to during my work day maybe??
Check out the baby’s play area on the floor in the middle of the room. She has all sorts of colorful artwork all over the walls to look at too…
Turn the corner, and you see my craft table and barstool, a gift from my Mom, with all of my “pending” projects lined up on top.
A stack of black frames meant for photos that I have not printed out yet, recyclables…milk cartons, glass and plastic bottles, baby formula, jelly containers…for future projects, including a container herb garden, brown and white fabric to make pillows for my sunroom, a pair of plain white Converse to be painted for my daughter, my paper cutter and a huge stack of brightly colored felt, for soft sculptures.
Here’s a close-up of those colorful felts! I love how this looks, all the colors make me happy 🙂
Paints, paints, paints! I LOVE my shelf full of paints. I have them organized by color, starting with neutrals on the left and ending with the brighter reds and yellows on the right. My daughter loves to go “shopping” on my paint shelf, even though she has her own.
I always have a painting in progress lying around. Remember way back when you were a kid…those roly poly bugs that would curl up into a ball as a defense mechanism when you picked them up? I loved those! Some people call them pillbugs, and they aren’t even an insect at all. They are actually a crustacean that breathes through gills.
Anyway, this little pillbug is floating on a giant bubble. I’ll post a picture when it is finally finished…if I ever find myself with some extra time!
Here is my supply closet! It’s full of signs and other materials from art shows, totebags, wrapping paper, bins of fabric and a big box of hard copies of my media coverage.
There is a twin bed in my studio. It’s for just in case someone needs to sleep over…or when my daughter has a friend over to spend the night, we drag the mattress into her bedroom. And I will sometimes take my drawing board and sit on the bed to do sketches. All of my artwork starts with a sketch, whether it is going to be an acrylic painting or a Photoshop illustration.
My ten year old made most of the pillows on this bed over at my mother’s house…the green and purple house is one of her first quilts, she made the yellow star for a homework project, and the flower scene is a fabric painting that my mother quilted for her. And the giant pink heart was a Valentine’s Day gift to me 🙂
And here is my desk! This is quite possibly the messiest place in the room! There’s my wonderful friend, Mr. iMac and my super duper scanner, two of my most prized possessions.
My daughter has her own section of the studio, because she is an artist too, after all. 🙂 All of her pens and pencils are organized by color (by me, of course). Check out the giant stack of duct tape, the new craze among the cool kids. Santa brought these. I got an awesome duct tape purse and wallet as gifts recently.
Kitty even has her own space in the studio. We have to put her bowls up high somewhere so the dog won’t eat her food! I don’t want to give up any of my desk or table space (yucky), so this was my solution…on top of some storage drawers underneath my print bin.
She just climbs right on up there!
And these are my robot friends. Hubby bought them as a gift for me some occasion a while back. Yes, they are robot Russian nesting dolls. I think he found them on thinkgeek.com, one of our favorite websites. I love them. They keep me company. 🙂
Thanks for checking out my photo tour! 🙂