WELCOME TO MY NEW STUDIO!
the key word here is SPACE! i’ve been longing for more of it in my life in all sorts of ways– scheduling less so I’ve more time for random events and nothingness, cleaning out closets, going through digital detox and spending less time on my computer. but i didn’t realize just how much i was craving actual FLOOR SPACE!
if you remember, i had my painting tables in the center of my studio, right under the window. this was the messy, have fun, throw paint around side…
and then there was the space against the wall for all of my keep-it-clean printing and packaging and shop supplies. just looking at this photo makes me feel boxed in!
so, i moved the clean part of my studio into a room all it’s own!
well, it actually all fits right into this giant closet! i added a few hanging shoe racks to keep all of the mailers and packaging supplies organized, along with postcards and business cards that go into each package.
along the top (which you can’t see here) is another shelf for my extra special tissue paper, paper for prints and clear bags too!
and it all fits behind this closed door when i’m not using it. i love that!
so now, my painting tables can take up the entire spot where all of the clean stuff used to be (and i don’t have to worry about splattering paint)!
i’d so been missing painting outdoors in the backyard and spreading out all of my paints and canvases in the grass. and not only do i have my painting tables now…
but i made room for all of this floor space and my easel that i haven’t stood up in years!
yes, this table is crazy messy, but it’s actually organized (if you can believe it)! i’ve got a spot for everything! plus, i took the cart on wheels that i filled with supplies to take outside during summertime, and used it to store all of my spray paint.
AND there’s lots of space to write all of my ideas down on these giant sheets of newsprint and then hang them on the closet doors!
i really just spread all of my art out on the floor and feel like a little kid. i could dance in this room now! so much SPACE and FREEDOM! a studio makeover was just what i needed!
ps. see that little elephant up there on the easel? i’m loving how he turned out and will share all of the in-progress shots along with the finished painting with you next week!
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ppps. more old studio photos here! for the most part, i didn’t even need to touch the inside of the closets. as a creative person who loves to make a mess but can’t stand losing my supplies, organization is key!