My mini art studio.

Pretty sure this little set up will work great.  Love the sunshine right next to the table and the only supplies I have (except for 2 tubs of fabric/textile art supplies under my bed) are all contained within this small space.  It has to work, seriously, because this is the third time I have tried to get an art space right in this house.

I went through 10 years of supplies and ended up getting rid of over 3/4 of my stash.  Nothing left in the bedroom or hallway closet.  2 friends and 1 sister raiding the stash and 3 trips to Goodwill got it all out of the house.  I still have plenty left for my many interests: Art Journaling, Artist Trading Cards, Mail Art, Encaustics, Textile Art, Needlework, Book Binding and Bead Making.

It was an easy task to accomplish as I have a tendency to use the same stuff over and over again and had a fairly good idea how much space I would have left after keeping all of the essentials.  It was also easy because I finally got to the point I was so tired of digging to find stuff I needed.  Sitting down on my bedroom floor going through tons of boxes, containers, bags and drawers was exactly what I needed right now as it kept my mind occupied.  I haven’t felt like myself in a long time.  I can’t tell you how many times I started a page or project and just froze.  So many things in my life seem off kilter.  I decided that maybe it’s time to seek some professional help and try to get myself all figured out (if that’s possible).

But back to my little mini studio in the sunshine…..

Here it is:

Mini Art Studio - Junquemail Contessa

Mini Art Studio – Junquemail Contessa

I took all of my stamps out of their packaging, got rid of a ton I will never use and tossed the keepers into the little rolling table.  The stamps I kept were the ones that work great for backgrounds.

Studio Storage Stamps - Junquemail Contessa

Here’s a close up of what I decided to keep within easy reach on my working table:

Studio Storage Table - Junqemail Contessa

And here is how I keep some of my ephemera within sight.  I organized them mostly by manufacturer but some are organized by theme and size.

Studio Storage - Junquemail Contessa

If you want a peek into some of the supplies I knew I absolutely had to keep, here’s a link to my “Can’t Create Without” Pinterest Page.

Thanks for stopping by for the tour, hopefully this will be the last one for a long long long time. xoxo

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18 comments

  1. I find that decluttering my art space, does help declutter my head, too. I recently did the same thing and it felt so good to give things away and organize. Your art space looks like a fun place to be.

    1. The last couple of days have been the most creative I have felt in over a year. Out of the dungeon, finally. Thank you, friend. xoxo

    1. Awh…no promises it will always be this clean, lol. It has been great to get rid of the junk and finding lost treasures…I would love a little shed to call my very own, that would be amazing! peace.

  2. Your studio space is amazing. I hope you feel better soon because you have incredible talent. Do you sell any of your work? Heading over to your Pinterest page now. Thanks so much for sharing all of this. xoxoxox

    1. No…I don’t sell anything. Mostly create for my personal journals and some art swapping with other artists. Thank you, my dear friend….I’m so happy to be creating again.

    1. It’s made an amazing difference. Couldn’t be happier with how much more creative I have felt since moving my space and decluttering. 🙂

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