Studio Space Envy
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I have an ongoing, probably unhealthy obsession with artist studio spaces. How much space they have to create, how organized or (usually) disorganized they are, what they paint on,etc. So much so, I have even devoted a Pinterest board to this topic.( https://www.pinterest.com/lindeperelli/studio-spaces/)
If you are an artist, it is imperative that you devote space to your art. You never know when an inspiration to paint or the urge to create might hit and you aren’t doing yourself any favors if you have to take time to “get ready”.
Working in a small space myself, I am always looking for a way to maximize my organization.
For myself, as an artist I find it crucial to have things readily available so there is never set up time. As a designer, I find it necessary to also keep my home neat at all times.
Through much trial and error, I now keep my desk and computer equipment on a separate desk rather than my art table. I also keep this area organized with files easily accessible and well stocked with paper, ink cartridges,etc. Business is business. Keyboards and gesso don’t mix.
To keep things (and my mind) clutter free in my small space I utilize a long IKEA table top with work horses, set up high and covered in an attractive cloth. All supplies are underneath in roll out carts ready to go. Things I work on go up on the walls so I can have quick access. I have no room for a proper easel and this keeps things easy.
For now, this works for me,and quite frankly, will have to do. I will continue to dream about the dream studio I will someday have. While I dream…. I will create!
(This one’s not bad)