Friday, March 5, 2010

I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours


ART STUDIO!!! ART STUDIO!!! What else did you think I meant?! :-) I love seeing other artist's creative spaces in magazines or on the net. They are lovely. Inspirational. And they make me want to write the artist and ask permission to come and . . . DIG!




I have no shame. I would love to sit down with some of these artistas, have a cup of fabulous tea (with cream, of course!), and poke around all their baubles, art supplies, and pretties for a good day. (Boog comes by her foraging talents honestly.)




Trouble is, my studio space just doesn't look like the magazine spreads. Okay, let me back up just a bit. My original studio space flooded, so I had to regroup upstairs to the computer desk/kitchen-table studio. You know the studio--the one eked out of whatever space can pull double duty.


And my studio space is never as neat or as organized as the beautifully pictured examples. In fact, I've come to realize that "The Fast and the Furious" should not have been about drag racing. Oh, no. It should have been about how we mom/artists have to create. Like wild women! Banshees! With one goal in mind: finish the project before the kiddies wakes up from their naps, need a diaper change, want to try on a tutu or break your glass hutch with their Hotwheels. . . you get the idea.

There are times, after a creative spell, when I'll wake up from my art frenzy and think some burglar on the prowl has ransacked my art studio in a desperate search for treasure. . .

But, no. It's just me. Going berserk in my own small art space. I have learned, however, that small spaces do have their perks. It's harder to lose stuff. I can keep better track of what supplies I have on hand. And I can eat a four-course meal while drawing painting ideas, crocheting, or surfing the net. :-) So I've shown you mine. What does your art studio look like?

15 comments:

debi said...

I have a picture of mine, after my friend and I set it up. It hasn't looked the same since....Lo and behold, mine looks like yours! which only means we really work in it. LOL!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

Love your space! And I love seeing where others create!

Carrie said...

i work in my living room, on the floor in my kitchen...wherever! im currently dyeing fabric on my kitchen hob! it gets a bit messy and also a bit inconvienient when we want to cook tea! my partner is luckily suportive and very laid back otherwise we may have a problem! ;) good to see not everyone has perfect studios! :) xxx

Micki said...

I love your studio it's so 'real' whilst I love looking at the pretty studios, you just can't imagine really working in them, You wouldn't want to mess it all up ;)

My studio is my dining room (although we havn't eaten in there for over a year) in the centre of the house, the 'walk through room' it has no doors and is really a big corridor but I love it, I'll have to take some piccies this week and post them for you :)

Micki x

Diane said...

I love looking at other studios/work spaces too. One of these days, I'll post a photo of mine, warts and all!

Julia Finucane said...

Love the art space. I technically do not have a studio, I only live in a one bedroom, so my whole apt. is my studio. I can't wait for someday to have a studio in my house where I can leave my mess out all the time. =)

nikolina100 said...

I LOVE YOURS! Mine is my bedroom! and it's hectic and crazy! Maybe someday I will be brave enough to post a pic! ha!!

tenthings. said...

Yours is inspiring! Love the colors and chaos. Mine, when I doll it up for a photo, looks like my twitter background, but most often, it's a mess. I surround myself with the art of my etsy friends. Constant inspiration!

xo Kerri

ShirazandFrenchBlue said...

I love your Art work, and your studio art space is wonderful very organized!

Nicola said...

What a great studio space, currently mine is a trestle table in the corner of my kitchen/family room and at the moment I've got so many things going on that I've spread to the kitchen table. I'm desperate for an art space where I could set it up nicely and hang some of my pieces for inspiration. Maybe next year, we are hoping to remodel the house and I've already requested that we cater for my art!!! Fingers crossed!!

Amalia K said...

Ahahahaha...this post really cracks me up!! I always thought that the 'messy and frantic artist/mom career' only exists in my world. Now to see this, in pictures??? Oh, you have no idea how relieved I am (no offense!!)... I can totally relate to this, so thank you for sharing! (^_^)

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

I don't have a real studio space, just whatever free area I can carve out of my bedroom when I want to scrapbook or make cards for friends and family. I did recently get a drafting table. I love it although I don' always use it...

I love your studio: it looks well used and lovely :)

suziart said...

I absolutely love your art, blog and small creative space...it obviously works...look at your fab pieces!!!

Autumn said...

Thank you, ladies, for your lovely comments! I'm glad my art space resonates with you all, and I would love to see where you create, too! :-)

Heather Kent's Art said...

Autumn! I loved seeing your work space. Here ia a picture of mine after I recently set it up. It's not QUITE this neat and tidy any more (especially LEFT of where I sit, but you get the idea):)


http://heatherkent.blogspot.com/2009/11/3-new-necklaces-new-work-space.html

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