Hi all….it is time to reorganize my art studio and give it a fresh look. Why? Because I can no longer find what I am looking for…I can't get inspired because of it's messy appearance (I'm anal that way)...and I find myself in the breakfast nook painting instead of in my studio. So that's it….time to reclaim my art space and make it a place that I enjoy being in when I paint.
So…...that being said…I thought that I would share some of the changes that I have made. (If you have been following my blog for any length of time…you may have already seen some these.)
I use several of these (unattached) to hold my Copic Multiliner pens and washi tape. They are a nice size to carry from room to room.
This is a view of the wall behind my desk with everything in its place. The storage cabinet with the small drawers and paper storage holds rubber stamps, inks, embossing powders, Silks paints etc. It is a custom cabinet from BEST. I have had it for about 18 years and bought it when I was into card making. Now I use the card making supplies in my mixed media art. Notice my new cabinet from Ikea? It fits perfectly in the space between the BEST cabinet and the bookshelf.
I installed the curtains to pretty up the ugly bookshelves that hold plastic containers and drawers. They are installed the on swivel rods so they can swing out of the way when I need to remove something from the shelf.
And of course….It helps to have natural light. I am so lucky to have a floor to ceiling window facing the south side of my house.
I hope that this gives you ideas for your own space. Now...I am going to go paint something and make a mess. Tee Hee!
Until next time….
Sunday, February 16, 2014
This is a quote by J. K. Rowling that I stumbled upon and thought that it was perfect for my journal page:
"We do not need magic to change the world.
We carry the power we need inside ourselves already.
We have the power to imagine better."
I hadn't planned for it to be about magic. She was going to be a modern day "Alice In Wonderland" but it didn't work out. When I put the rabbit in her hand...she looked more like a magician than Alice. Oh well, sometimes those things happen and you just have to go with the flow!
I drew the top hat as I couldn't find one without going through the trouble of scanning, resizing, etc. It was just easier to draw one from scratch. The chalkboard effect was a pleasant surprise…I drew the radiating lines with white Prismacolor pencil and then roughed in the lettering with a white charcoal pencil. I like the look so much that I quickly grabbed the Krylon Fixatif and gave it a spray. If I had gone over the charcoal lettering with white paint pen in my usual style…it would have competed with the white scrollwork and the white stripes in her shirt. I hope that you like her!
Until next time….
|Collage before the pen work|