Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Art Studio - Before and Almost After


Before on the left, after on the right (I’m hoping that’s obvious).

I’m feeling like a brave soul posting these pictures of my former work chaos. The studio is still a work in progress. I have some wall shelves to put up and nice storage baskets waiting to be put to use. Now there is order and function to everything! I also finally have a place all niched out for my kids - the table with the white cloth on top. I used to have this room arranged to teach art classes to small groups of children and I have almost every kid friendly art material that exist on the planet. It was encouraging to see my kids use their space immediately instead of watch tv or bicker. I’ve also been productive in this space and look forward to finally posting some new work.

Nothing gives me more voyeuristic pleasure than seeing other peoples work spaces so I was happy to find this blog. Speaking of spaces, here are some unusual finds for your viewing pleasure. If you’re a Facebook fanatic, there’s the Cool Architecture application. It lets you have an ever changing gallery of interesting architecture. Not that Facebook needs any more applications, but this one isn’t obnoxious ... nothing hatches from it, it doesn't rate you or make you do a quiz.

6 comments:

andrea said...

Nicely done! But what I want to know is: where'd that beautiful easel go?

Angela Rockett said...

What a great space! And good for you for bringing order out of chaos.

dinahmow said...

I feel so inadequate! 1: I do not have a studio 2: I am a slob! Please come here and organise things,yes?
Kidding aside, this looks terrific.

girl work studios said...

Andrea: still around, off to the side holding a big experimental painting that will either see my living room wall or the trash can.

Angela: it is so much easier to work in order than chaos, I have to remind myself to do it more often.

Dinah: come there with palm trees? tropical birds? I so wish! My true nature is slob. A future post may be the photos in reverse, but I'm going to try hard to stay organzied (my new personal mantra)

patricia said...

Looks great! And it looks like you have a lot of space...I'm very jealous. My studio is very small and cramped. And most of the time it's totally chaotic, and dull. I keep meaning to treat myself to some funky stuff to make it look more interesting...maybe I'll do that this week.

Isn't that web site 'On My Desk' wonderful! Though it does make me feel inadequate at times. I keep telling myself that one day I'll post images from my space when I'm happy with it...ha!!

Looking forward to seeing some of your new work...

girl work studios said...

Patricia- some of the work spaces on that blog are pretty impressive, I wish I could afford all those colour coordianted storage units like 'real' studios, but ah well, maybe one day.