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Studio Tour

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” -Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

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I just reorganized my studio, so I thought I’d give you a little tour.

The main thing I keep in mind whenever I reorganize my studio and art supplies is ease.

I know I hate to clean up, but in order to find anything, I have to stay organized and make it easy for myself.

So while everything always has its place, it is usually in its own dish, cup, drawer or bin and I make sure everything is very clearly labeled or defined.

I LOVE my lighting and camera setup.

When I first started recording my videos, I used a little web cam attached to a mic stand and laptop. This camera is still attached to a mic stand as they’re inexpensive and what my husband, IT guru, sound technician and musician, Brian Knapp, always has around.

Find all of the product details here on my resources page.

I also purchased a lovely ikea table (Norden Klaptafel/Gateleg Table) that folds down on both sides. I haven’t filed the drawers yet, but they seem perfect for something.

Right now, I’ve filled all of the shelves and drawers in the built-in closet, labeling them with blue tape and sharpie (otherwise I can never find anything).

Of course, my favorite place to paint, write ad read is always outside on our backyard patio.

So I still always keep my little sketchbook and a few of my favorite art supplies (along with a cup filled with water and ready with brushes), so I can always run into the backyard and paint.

Find some of my past studio setups here.

If you found this post helpful, feel free to share it. And I’d love to know how you keep your studio organized and any tricks you might have… please share in the comments below.

Happy painting!

Juliette Crane

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Ps. My husband Brian Knapp just released a new Ghost Town Council album! Listen to a few tracks and download the album HERE.

Watch a video preview (with Brian singing) here.

A little side note… I fell for Brian the first time I heard him sing during a high school performance of Guys & Dolls. Instant heart-swoon.

Have a wonderful weekend! xo

6 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely tour of your studio. I have a serious case of photography set up envy! I take photos of my art outside on the back patio to get good lighting. You’ve inspired me! Have a great weekend! 🙂 Katooshie

  2. Hi Juliette,
    Thank you for the tour of your studio. It is always good to see how others set up their work space.
    Always inspiring.
    Take care.
    x

  3. Hi Juliette! Love your blog and website. The resources link above does not work. I tried doing a search but still couldn’t find it.

    Was just wondering what brands you use? It looks like Flashpoint on the lights. What kind of video camera do you use?

    Sorry, one more question, what kind of stand do you use to get it to hold your video camera overhead?

    That’s a lot of questions I know. You can just point me to your resource page so you won’t have to repeat yourself. Thank you so much and I so appreciate your art and the talent you have.

    Keep painting my dear!
    Karen

    • thank you! sorry the resources page link was incorrect… i’ve updated it now. it’s also always listed in the bottom left on my website. you can find most of the answers to your questions there: http://www.juliettecrane.com/resources/

      except your question about the camera stand… that’s one that my husband rigged up using a mic stand (less expensive than a camera stand, i believe and what we happened to have around).

      so lovely to hear from you! good luck with it all! xo

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