Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Workspace Wednesday: Studio Photos - Before the Cleanup...

Hey there friends!  This time of year is all about getting organized for me; and one thing that needs some work in that department is my studio!  Awhile ago I rearranged some of the furniture; and everything ended up in piles, so it's time to get to organizing it all!

I thought it might be fun to share the mess with you before-hand, so that you can see my progress as I go.  Here are some pics of my room in it's current state...

 This is one area that is fairly organized already.  It's my mixed media table.  I've got both my acrylic and watercolor paints, distress stains, pens, crayons and markers, various mediums and brushes on this table.

 Here's another view of the same table, where you can see my Raskog carts that sit at the end.  The one on the right is fairly organized with paints and other mixed media stuff.  The one on the left is a mess.  It has some planner stuff and some collage stuff in it now, but that will change as soon as I figure out a better plan for it.

Here's a shot where you can see the mixed media table in relation to where I sit to work on the computer.  As you can see out the windows, we just had our first snowfall of the season.  It looks pretty, but makes it hard to get good pictures cuz it's so bright out there.

 This is the area in the middle of the room.  It has no rhyme or reason right now - but it will when I'm done with it. 

 This is the other side of the room.  It's got my sewing machine, easel, bookshelves, and a bunch of other unorganized stuff.  I can't wait to get that blue table organized with collage fodder!

Here's another view of the right side of the room in all it's messy glory.

 This is the mixed media side of the room from the opposite angle.  The pink table that you can see beyond the mixed media table is where I do my spraying and splattering.  The cardboard in the window is intended to catch oversprays.  It works really well.  Right now the table is unusable tho, cuz there's so much stuff piled on it.  aargh.

 Here's what my computer desk looks like right now.  It's the first thing I'm going to clean up.

The other side of my computer desk.

 Here are my two beloved studio companions - Willie and Johnny. They love my chair and I don't have the heart to move them so I can sit down.  LOL.

Underneath my desk you can see a box with a pillow on top.  That is a combination embellie storage/footstool.  It works great.  :)

That is an overview of my messy studio.  I hope you enjoyed it!  Sorry about the bad picture quality.  The snow made it really difficult to control the lighting.  I will check in here next Wednesday and let you know what progress I am making.  If you have any questions about anything you see here, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will answer them as best I can.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!  Thanks so much for visiting!


Debra said...

Can't imagine having such a HUGE room like that, dedicated to artwork. Count your blessings!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

It looks pretty amazing right now to me! I love your views ... I don't think I'd get anything done with all those windows in my sights :)

Jessica Sporn said...

I'd feel right at home there! What a glorious space!

Marit said...

All those windows make for great light to work in... but you mostly create at night right?! I love your big space and different corners for different ways of creating... my atelier is probably a bit smaller but I too find it to be my sacred place. Aren't we blessed?!?

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you everyone for your comments! Marit, I do create at night a lot, but I am in the studio during the day too. I pretty much live in there. I do feel so blessed to have my studio space!

Jaycen Patricia said...

Can I ask you please show your binder organization on your shelves!!?

Jaycen Patricia said...

Do you mind listening some of your fav art classes!?

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Hi Jaycen - thanks for your comments! I would be happy to answer both of your questions! Can you explain more about which binders you are talking about? Do you see them in one of the pictures? Thanks!