Setting Up Your Workspace
Studio spaces are places we create and spend a lot of time in. They should be clean and organized in a way that makes sense to you; whether that's chaotic or perfectly minimal. I fall somewhere in between...
The most important part of working on art, to me, is having a beautiful area to make my art in. It's important to me for it to be clean, tidied, organized, and, of course, beautiful!
On to the tour...
A small bookcase that lives behind me, that Brian's mom had as a child, holds my small library of design books, extra fabric and a scarce knick-knack here and there. I know we all love to have knick-knacks, doo-dads, and whatcha-ma-callits, but in order for a workspace (or ANY space) to feel clutter-free, only use a few here and there. Spread them out in different areas of your home so you can enjoy them everywhere. Lets the eyes breathe!
On my desk, I have a pretty plant that I picked up for pennies at Ikea, a jar of holding and several candles and the window sill.
The wall beside me has a fat quarter on top of cork board and a hanging file folder that definitely brightens the space! Below my chair and desk and I a colorful chevron run made out of remnants of fabric too. I love it! Note the cat bed, too!
That's me! My little tiny nook of a studio! My favorite thing about it is the window to the backyard where I often see cats strolling along the wall or squirrels bobbing their tails!