Thursday, March 8, 2012
A Peek Into My Studio
I signed up to take BIG with Connie at Dirty Footprints Studio. One of things we will be doing is journaling. So I got a simple composition book, but I had to art it up a little. It was black speckled so I got out my stash of black and white tapes and decorated the cover. It was also an opportunity to use my set of big foam stamps.
When my daughter left home for good a few weeks ago my plan was to take over the bedroom and make it into my office and sewing room. This gave me the opportunity to take the sewing stuff out of the art room and have more room for art. Besides the sewing machine and table and fabrics and such out went books too. This container above used to hold colored pencils and markers and then I found a better solution for them, so it sat idle. In my redecoration I pulled it out and thought to put it on its side so I could use it for markers. Then I started adding more stuff. Its all a part of having my supplies so I can see them and hence use them more often.
I took the Neocolor II watercolor crayons out of their tin. I love looking at all the colors just sitting in this jar.
The Faber-castel gelatos were in a tin on a shelf but now I can see all their pretty goodness.
The Shiva Paintstick's have a place too. I think I will use them more often now.
I have had the pencils in this little carousel for awhile now but now I have the colors and types separate and controlled with rubber bands.
I only have a few of the Sennelier oil pastels but they look yummy don't they. Now every time I sit at the desk I see this riot of color and am inspired to begin.
Sometimes just moving things around in your studio makes everything look new and inviting and you can't wait to play.