Claude left in the last week of May for Texas! He is excited for this new adventure. One of my Ravenista’s purchased him for a gift for a friend. Isn’t that the best kind of present? Claude is looking forward to greeting his new Bear-Tamer every day and staying wild.
What does your studio look like? I love to look at pictures of artists studios. I’ve seen hundreds. Historical artists and current artists. Paints, palettes, brushes, canvas makes me want to paint and it gives me ideas on how to organize my studio.
My studio. It’s not as organized as it could be. I would do more work if it were more appealing. I read the tweets. “Cleaning up my studio… “ Those words challenge me when I read them on blogs, posts and facebook pages.
I finally jump in and take the challenge. Working on piles of things in the studio a little at a time. Sorting through the things that I never use but might some day. I HAVE to keep those things. Need more baskets and more places to store things. Making order out of the chaos or is it now ordered chaos? Doesn’t matter. I now have a more organized and appealing room. I’m being ‘transparent’ and showing photos of my ‘new’ studio in this post. It doesn’t look like this now. This ordered chaos is documented but be assured that this studio is already comfortably untidy and has some appealing piles and work going on now.
My easel is sturdy and easily movable. It would benefit from a taller ceiling. The oak flat files are a huge help in organizing, storing and protecting artwork and materials. I purchased these from my friend Phil and it turned my studio into a much more functional room. My four year old granddaughter has one of the drawers. She knows which one is hers. It stores her paintings and painting supplies.
The other side of the studio is organized in a more workable way as well. The table in front of the window is the place to work on small drawings or paintings or gaze out of the window and watch the birds play in the aspen trees. The couch is the best place to journal or work on the laptop computer. The fish pillow makes it more cozy. Portfolios, matted prints are in the large basket, hats and bags for plein air painting hang from the wall and coat rack. Ken’s bear poster watches the activity. LJ’s print offers inspiration. Makenzies painting “Play” promises future painting sessions with her.
Nothing inspires me to work like the collection of brushes silhouetted by the window light. Pottery and brushes were made for each other. Get the paint, palette and canvas.
I have to get to work and Paint More!