Quote: Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things
Just a little art therapy.
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:
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.
Here’s a close up of what I decided to keep within easy reach on my working table:
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.
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
Image Courtesy: Smithsonian Institute
Yeah, making them has become an obsession. Now to start actually working in them…..