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Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Art Space


I always love seeing other people's studios and spaces where they create their art, so I thought I would share mine. This year we did an extreme downsize, so I lost the extra bedrooms (office/studio). Small space living has provided me with it's own creative challenges! This little space is set up at one end of our bedroom and actually works just fine.

With all my brushes, paint, pens and pencils right in front of me in my favorite containers. Three are from my collection of Cowan glazed pottery. I decided to actually use them rather than display them. The crackled glass container belonged to my dad who collected lots of different kinds of glass containers. An antique silver creamer for my favorite brushes was given to me by my antiquing buddy. I love the big yellow cup that contains my markers. My sis in law bought it for me while we wandered Napa wineries. It says "Wild Women on Wine"(yes, we were!) Some of my favorite things contain my other favorite things--my art supplies!

My favorite Director's Chair--a gift from my friend,Michael, when I got promoted to Director in my last life in the corporate world. Now, it is my Art Director's chair!

Thanks for stopping by my little art nook!

14 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh what a nice area to create. With oils I need more space but I keep trying to contain it better. Now I have added colored pencils. More stuff...
Thanks for sharing this. It CAN be done. :))

winna said...

I like the red cushion---something extra in the chair you spend so much time in is a must for me---my containers (I have a spread with them) are so special to me, too--so I loved hearing about yours. That's all the room you need for sketching but for all the other stuff I need a barn attached to the house!

Kathleen said...

A bright nice spot thanks for inviting us over for a visit - love the crackle glass

peachtreeart said...

You're so neat!

bubblemunch said...

I'm amazed how you manage to stay so tidy and compact!! Also love your 3 Wise Men. Would make a great print for cards.

marancat said...

Hello Lisa - what a lovely place to draw and paint. I am taking an interest in other peoples'studio spaces as I hope to set up my own little niche in the New Year. Like you, I shall have only a small space but I can see that you have your space very well organised - hope I shall be able to do the same...

christine said...

Thank you for letting us have a glimpse into your happy and inviting work space, Lisa! I especially like your work table with its bright white tiles and red trim.

caseytoussaint said...

This looks like a great space to work in. I admire your organized approach.

Ramona said...

I love the chair! I would think that it provides you with an 'in charge of my art' feeling. The mirror is a great idea, too. This is a great inspiration for me, as I develop my own area.

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Artist Unplugged said...

What a lovely space! Love hearing about all your containers. Mine is now a temporary wrapping center! Mine is also unpublishable (messy).

Sandy said...

Great space, especially love the director chair !! I tend to work in front of the tv or at the kitchen counter - I think organization creates better art!! Thanks for sharing.

Yaya said...

Lucky! I wish I had a space like that. Well, I guess I sort of do, but it always gets bombarded (ie; right now it's covered in Christmas presents that need to be wrapped!)

janabouc said...

What a great spot! So cheery and organized. I used to have my big drawing table in the bedroom where I used to live, and I loved that corner and spent many happy hours there.