Because I’m trying to clear out every nook and cranny in the house trying to find every last project or item that could make it into my booth before the end of the month, I decided to do a major overhaul to my studio space. It was soul cleansing I tell ya! I know others like to see artist’s studios, so I’m sharing here…
Remember that letter “H” I was missing from my alphabet typography months ago? Found it
This is where I spend the majority of my work week. I usually only paint once a week and it’s upstairs on our dining room table where I’m surrounded by light. The rest of the week I’m in production/manufacturing/administrative mode, so this is where I accomplish it all, in our downstairs walk-out basement.
I used to have my unpurchased artwork on the walls, then I took them down, then I decided to rehang some of my favorites along with artwork of some of my favorite artists, like Danita, Mae Chevrette and photographer Nichole Robertson. I also decided to hang up some vintage receipts and postcards because while it’s nice to keep them in a protective sleeve, I love them for their old-world beauty so I decided to display them.
This is an old make-up case that a friend who’s a skincare rep gave me. Works great for holding my labels. Yay for recycling!
Some projects in the works…
My shipping area (along with the row of boxes under my desk and in the spare room closet!) as well as my large format printer.
Where I keep finished pieces as well as made-up products (i.e. cards, bookmarks, ACEO’s) and supplies.
Here’s my other supply cabinet, mostly for my supplies shop, but also for use in my other shops. The chair in the corner is for when David comes down to join me but is mostly where the pups hang out.
And lastly this is my ink area…yes, I need an ink area because my printer uses 8 cartridges at a time and I go through about 20 a month. Yep, that’s about $200-$300 in ink every month, but it’s the bulk of what I do – print artwork. And yes I’ve looked at eco-friendly refills but want to be able to assure my customers that the ink won’t fade and since selling art merchandise is primarily what I do, I have to spring for the high quality stuff. It’s a necessary evil.
And that’s a wrap! Thanks for taking the quick tour with me. Let me know if I can answer any questions!
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