Remember last spring when my pink barn flooded twice and I had to move to the house because of all of the damage? Water and paper art just don't mix!
So I moved what I could fit into my new digs and took pictures for you all to see.
I was fortunate that our house has a breezeway *does anyone NOT know what a breezeway is?* that I took for myself and turned into my *new* studio.
After I got everything just like I wanted it, I started to work.
Well, "getting to work" changed everything very quickly!
That's why I'm posting these new pictures for you.
These photos represent what my studio looks like today!
This first photo shows you everything that I keep at my fingertips.
Everything that I use constantly as I create...jewelry makings, melting pot, embossing products, glitter, tapes, paints and brushes, mediums and adhesives, scissors, etc., most often used embellishments and papers, and commissioned projects waiting their turn.
Finished projects waiting for you to go to my etsy store and buy them for Christmas presents, dried roses, and my fabric, old quilts and vintage tableclothes.
Below is a full view of where I work.
Yes, it appears that every inch of work space is covered and that's because, well, because it is.
Don't we all work better in about 6" of space?
This picture shows the right side of my work station. You see that I like to keep a lot of personal gifts of art around me...hanging from the air vent, taped to the window frame and perching on the short shelf. It makes me feel that I'm surrounded by artists that "get" me! That's a nice feeling! Oh, and there's my computer. I keep it close so that I can keep in contact with my artist friends and the art world!
Whenever I work I open the three cabinet doors behind which are more art supplies. This way I can see what I've got and I'm not as likely to forget anything! I'm so glad that these built ins were in the breezeway as they make fabulous storage space!So I had this turqouise shelving unit down in the pink barn - I used it to display finished works for people to see *and buy* when they visited the studio. So I'm thinkin' that it would be great for holding art supplies in the new studio but oh, my gosh, there's absolutely nowhere to put it!All of the wall space is used up. Hmmm, what to do...
Oh, I know, I'll just set it in the middle of my long, not wide, new studio....and you know what?
It's works just great! Now I have even more important supplies at my fingertips - woohoo!
Just extra supplies - not all of them - but the important ones! Oh, and different adhesives and other assorted products that I have seen used on different creations that I just had to have in case I ever decide to make that something new! Oh, brother.
This corner hasn't changed. This is where my teenage girls that work for me sit when they actually show up to work! It's also where you would sit if you ever came to the ranch to create with me! You always have a seat so come on down!
The wooden rubber stamp, printed paper, ephemera file cabinet, big paper storage corner.
So that's the way it looks today! It's my own little space where I go to create, relax, refresh and feed my soul. I love it.