Monday, August 13, 2012

My Creative Space

As you may or may not know, I bought a house recently! This weekend was busy, full of packing, shuffling things around, cleaning, taking pictures for a potential renter, etc. If all goes well with closing, Jacob and I will be moving in a few weeks.

I thought I would take this chance to show you my current creative space / art studio before it all gets packed up, dismantled, and inevitably set up differently. I spent a lot of time setting everything up just the way I wanted (except for the part where I still haven't framed any of my artwork collection, ugh!)... and it looked great for a while. Then I bought more supplies. It got cluttered. I built three IKEA dressers, added them to the room, and rearranged. That worked for a brief while, but again my craft supplies grew, while the desk and storage space, of course, did not. It also doesn't help that my studio doubles as our guest bedroom.

So, I am very excited to be moving into a new, bigger space, with plenty of room to house my growing collection. (That and I'm determined to start selling off my spare & unused supplies more seriously.) But as much as I wish I had more space, I have grown rather attached to my little studio, and it will be really sad to see it go. It's just never quite the same, you know? Without further ado...


Once I added extra dressers, it became quite the task to remember what went where. Enter post-it notes with fully sticky backs. Seriously, I would consider it one of the best organization tools ever.


Things you may spy in these images: artwork by Callow Lily, Hannah Lynn, V is for Violet, and me.

Yeah, that's our extra couch/guest bed (it folds down). Also known as home to my cupcake, ice cream, zebra, and geisha pillows.



Organization cubes from Michaels are the best - I use them for most of my paper storage. You may spy my art journal with last week's spread. =) And part of my postcard collage/collection. There are plenty of more I wanted to post on the wall for inspiration, but I didn't have space! Hopefully that will be remedied in my new workspace.



Tokidoki calendar & my fancy mirror from Urban Outfitters. And a Hannah Lynn ACEO collage, although you can't see all of it here. You can see a necklace from my upcoming collection below also! And erm... some Christmas ornaments Jacob and I made but forgot to bring for the gift recipients last Christmas. Oops.


I got a free banner with a printing order, below. And my wall calendar that has been sadly neglected... but that I hope to start using again someday. Above also happens to be my shipping supply center, with all sorts of bubble wrap, bubble mailers, and jewelry boxes packed into those dressers.


Couldn't resist just a small peek into one of my prettiest boxes. I have so many supply boxes, most from Michaels. This, however, was a repurposed box (I believe it used to hold cards) and I love the compartments. So I made it into my embellishments & twine box!


And... let's be honest. The first few pictures of the entire room were taken when I had cleaned up the studio a bit for rental photos. This is more what it usually looks like:


I know the pictures are a little small, but if you have questions about anything, let me know! For example:
Q: Where did you get that awesome dead unicorn trophy that's hanging on your wall?
A: From Shana Logic, of course! (It's made by Cherrybox Studios.)

=)

I promise to post some more pictures when I have my new studio space set up (which could be a while). By then, hopefully I will have most of my artwork framed and up on the walls as well.

P.S. After Jenny & Aaron's art journaling lesson last week, I was inspired to start a new spread this past weekend. I am really excited with how it's turning out, but it's not quite done yet. Stay tuned!

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow, your studio space is so inspiring! And don't worry, even when it is messy that is more organized than mine on a "clean" day. Haha. I am bad too about having way too many supplies that I haven't used and need to sell!

    That necklace from your new collection looks cute, can't wait to see the rest!! :) And I can't wait to see your new studio once you move.

    xo

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    1. Thanks, Aubree! Hehe, if I had moved the camera to the right a little, I'm sure you would have seen a jumble of Swarovski crystals, pieces undergoing the 3-day resin curing process, and plenty more mess. Hence the need for more desk space!

      Oh my gosh. I hate selling off supplies. It takes so much time! But I really need to devote some time to it... someday. Hehe.

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  2. Your little space is so cute and organized! Love it! Having your own space for creating and scheming is the best! :] I hope you had a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I moved into this place a year ago and my boyfriend thankfully didn't mind that I turned the spare room into my craft studio... =)

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  3. Such a lovely post, I love your blog¡¡
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    xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I will take a look at your blog tonight.

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  4. this is perfect.
    wanna follow each other?
    yours truly, L.
    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, L. I'll check out your blog tonight.

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  5. wow .. it's beautiful ... it's important to have a creative space ..

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    1. Thanks! I totally agree. =) It's impossible for me to think creatively otherwise.

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  6. The art studio looks super fun- great place to create something awesome!!! I wish I have more space for my art supplies!
    Great blog darling!
    XO
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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    1. Thanks, Elena! Yeah, space is always the issue... hopefully the new place I move into will solve that problem!

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  7. That's a lovely space! I certainly want a craft room for myself later :)

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    1. Thanks, Dorien! Yeah, it took me a while to get my own craft room... but I spend a lot of time there so it was worthwhile!

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  8. Oh wow, I love that so much!! My craft space isn't half as nice, but I am trying to get it looking lovelier :)

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    1. Thank you! Trust me, it took a long time buying more storage, reorganizing a ton of times, staying up until 5am obsessively cleaning and reorganizing... heh. =)

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  9. I LOVE your workspace it is the cutest thing!

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  10. Really organised and neat workspace, i love it!

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  11. congratulations for getting a new place! :)
    i'm amazed by your little studio. no wonder you got really attached to it. it's a lovely space.

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  12. I love your space! Once it's all set up at your new place post pics so we can see! :) I'm in the process of remodeling my room (so excited!) and I already have my art/craft section and my photography section all planned out. Organization is key- and definitely color! Lots of color!

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  13. Your space is so cool! I love it :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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