October 20, 2011

My Studio

Welcome to my studio!

This past weekend, I finally caved in and decided to shovel clean-up my very cluttered studio space. I work in a tiny spare bedroom, and after realizing that I only had a 12"x12" space left on my worktable, I thought I'd better start organizing before I worked myself out of my little art room. The clutter was definitely hampering my creativity.


While everything was clean and (for me) uncluttered and organized, I thought I'd take a few pictures and share my creative space with you.


I've tried to take advantage of the space I have by going "vertical" with good, commercial shelving, and thank goodness for the closet in back of my desk. It hides a lot of sins!


I'm loving my "new space", but I wonder how long this clean-up will last??? :)
Wishing you a day filled with creativity!


37 comments:

Sandra said...

Wow, that looks great, Teri! I wish I had a space of my own instead of the dining table..sigh..So fun to see where all your great artwork is made! Thanks for sharing!

Astrid Maclean said...

I love it when artists share their creative space! It's great to get another peak into your studio and it looks fabulous!

Diane said...

12" x 12"!! YOu had that much space to work on?! WoW!!
:)
I know what you mean though--it's so nice to be organized and know where everything is. It seems to take so long to clean it and just a few minutes to make it a mess again.
Love all of your creative space--messy or not.

Deb said...

But isn't chaos the sign of an artistic mind? :)

Love your happy space and that armoire/cupboard is gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Great space Teri! I hope your clean up lasts longer than mine do!

indybev said...

I envy you your art space, Teri....and it looks as if you have supplies for ANY endeavor! I have a corner in my guest bedroom for my space, and it is never enough!

Lee said...

Love it- mine looks like a bomb hit it at the moment... I need a comfy chair like yours, though!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Nice space Teri. Love the pink star and the twinkle lights in the background. Looks darn good to me! Nice comfy chair too! xox Corrine

Healing Woman said...

It's bright and cheery and looks like an "active" space, not just for show.

Terri Daugherty said...

Terri, your room is pure heaven! Love the string of lights behind your desk too. Thanks for sharing with us. It's always fun to see where other artist create!
Hugs,
Terri D

~*~Patty S said...

Your studio is looking very spiffy...nice to see where the magic happens dear Terri!

I must say if you had a 12x12" space...well let's just say to me that sounds BIG LOL
oxo

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Lovely space Terri - looks as if you have lots of fun here. Wonder how long it will remain "clean" LOL.....

WW said...

Terri....looks wonderful. Love that green cabinet too! If you're anything like me...it's a good thing you took that picture now...lol
Next time you pass by this way, maybe you can spend more time and help me with my chaos!!

roc said...

oh your space looks pretty amazing! you did a fantastic job of organizing! wowee! way to go girlfriend! now you are going to be able to create up a storm! now hopefully since you are organized you will remember where you put everything! hahaha

Lynn Richards said...

Terri, this is GREAT!!! I love your space. 12x12 is good, i thought...
Looks like you have a ton of fun in here, it makes me inspired to get back at it!!
xo
lynn

Dianne said...

A great space! Even cleaned and organized (has it ever really been organized?) mine doesn't look this good!

Photocat said...

Love to see other people's art spaces. I love that cupboard with the green... It had its clear out. Clutter does stop creativity! Well done. I am so looking forward to some pages from you now!

Lynn said...

It will last until the next burst of creativity of course! And that is as it should be. Have fun creating.

VWozniak said...

You have really maxiimized the use of a small room, it looks fun and cozy, thanks so much for sharing! congress on taking on the challenge!!!

kimmie said...

It's happy and colorul just like you :)
I love the twinkly lights around the closet
I need some of those :)

Martina2801 said...

What a beautiful and organized studio, Terri! There are many great things to discover!

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful studio, a beautiful place to create. x

Artfully Musing said...

What a great space. You've done a great job with it. Thanks so much for sharing. Laura

Siobhan Brignull said...

I love how all our craft spaces are so different and yet so alike, love the look of yours, Im a tidy person but Im beginning to realise that it can stifle my mojo am currently typing this with my laptop perched on the edge of the desk, rest is covered in a tag Im making and all the bits Ive used so far, but Im loving what Im creating . .

Geri Centonze said...

Wow! Now that studio looks so inviting with everything in place and ready to create! Love it!

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; Terri! This looks wonderful! You really did well with the space you have - fabulous! xxoo

Cameron said...

What a great space! All yours :)

Makes me think I should get some twinkly lights...they add instant whimsy...don't they? :)

Holly said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of your studio space, Terri - it looks so lovely! My studio space is in a bedroom too but my worktable is against the wall that would be to the right from where you sit at yours. I just might rearrange the placement of my table :)

Lynn said...

Looks great Terri, nice to see your space again, now you can start all over and make another mess LOL. I just cleaned up my space this morning too :)

Jo Murray said...

Great, and very organise3d, space. Thanks for sharing before you begin cluttering again.. as you will.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You did a super job of organizing and getting your space all cleaned up. It really takes NO time to put things away when you are finished with them. And it looks like many of your tools are on or near your desk, anyway, so that means you don't have far to travel to make a fabulous piece of colorful art. Thanks for sharing this wonderful space. Love the lights, too.

Monica said...

it's exacyly what i'll be doing today!

i have a large room but am lacking storage shelves and such. and i'm a messy artist. i don't mind working in chaos at all, but like you, the workable space has diminished. lol

Kathy said...

Loved this! And I so understand the 12 x 12mm space. Oh, wait. You said INCHES! hahahaha And you thought that was small. Silly, you!
Seriously loved this creative space of yours. Now if I could just get inside your head to see how it all comes about with those amazing creations of yours! - Hugs, Kathy

susi trenery said...

what a fabulous space! no wonder you are so creative!

Marit said...

Thanks Terri, for giving me a view into your studio! I 'stalk' blogs with photos of studios at the moment (my son is leaving the house and there will be some moving inside our home too - I take this as a bitter sweet present...) I learn trucs and tips from every photo! Enjoy your clean space dear!

Sharon said...

When can you come and organize me!!!!! Love your studio.

Elizabeth Golden said...

I am so jealous! I long for a studio. I miss my old studio so much. I want to sit down at your table and just create. This definitely looks like a place of respite to me. No wonder your art is so joyful!