Sep 16, 2011

Tour the Studio

Show and Tell

I love peoples work spaces, especially artist studios. To see what makes them tick, their inspirations, how they organize (so that I can learn how to do a better job of it), etc.

About once or twice a year I'll reorganize and "situate" everything. Usually during the beginning of spring and of fall. Summer and winter are my busiest months so this makes sense. I have decided to get a bit more comfortable with the space since we probably won't be moving any time soon.

And to my fellow artist friends, I tried to get at least one of the pieces I've purchased up on my wall. You all inspire me so much, and I am deeply grateful for your companionship on this journey. :)

Shall we begin the tour? Okie doke.

My corner. What I see right when I walk into the studio. The adjacent corner is Brian's bookshelf and weights.

The drawing table. All crafting and art making happens here. Truly, I usually only have one piece out at a time, even if I'm working on more than one. I'm already pretty scatterbrained....having more than one piece out would demand too much.

Close up of my barrier against Talor jumping from the drawing horse, to this spot, just to get onto the drawing table. It also brings to my side some of my 3-D references for foreshortening/poses.

A new addition to the studio. My lil' "Cheerful Blessings" spot. It's to cheer me up and remind me of all the blessings in my life. Sunshine fairy compliments of James Browne.

View of my inspiration wall. I suggest this kind of wall to my students. Since I was a teen I have always covered my walls with artwork, photos, and small items. I take a lot of breaks where I just stare at the wall. Most often this will break any artist block or get me motivated to work.
 This is also where I process orders.


On the way out are all of my reference and manga books and storage for craft/art supplies I use very little.
That's it for now. If you have pictures of your studio I would LOVE to see them!! Post your link in a comment and I will for sure visit and see your space. :)

6 comments:

mainili said...

You studio is so lovely as you beautiful art, full of inspiration.

My studio, if you like to see...
http://www.mainili.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25&Itemid=5

ale balanzario said...

Thanks for sharing your studio!! its a lovely studio to work at, :o)

Amanda Makepeace said...

Love you studio! I've added this to the EBSQ Friday Five!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love seeing where you work! Mine was all organized for a while...i'm back to my usual structered chaos!!!

Shaylynn said...

Your studio is so pretty and organized!

I have some "before" pictures here... I still haven't gotten to the point of actually getting everything organized. I use cardboard boxes piled up all over the place! http://shealynns-faerie-shoppe.blogspot.com/2011/02/befores.html

Shaylynn said...

I was wondering whether you would like to join my blog challenge... I'm going to attempt to do a small drawing/quick sketch every day of November. It would be AWESOME to have a REAL artist join in. ^_^