Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Saved the worse for last!

OK, so here is where all the creation begins on my desk (table, work area, studio). You can pick one of those words as it might fit in. And yes this was also recycled. My mother had this table on her patio and no longer needed it. Could you say that my "work space" is a form of altered arts? I took things that were meant for one thing and used them for something else. OK I am stretching it a bit but it sounds good.

I am a messy artist. I have to admit that. Right now, believe it or not, I just sort of cleaned it to take this picture. Well, sort of pushed things back to make it look like I have a spot to create in. But I am one of those people that if my work space is clean I freak right out! I like a mess when I am creating. Call me crazy but it helps me. I keep piling up the supplies, tools, inks, pictures, glue etc., etc. and the space will get smaller and smaller and then I can't find a thing...did you notice that there are 2 bottles of my glitter glue in the same colors? Did I get them on sale? NOPE! I usually buy 2 of everything because I loose it on my desk! LOL!

Well I have come out of my comfort zone and have showed the world "my space!" How about you share your creative work space?


~*~Patty said...

You are brave to show us 'your stuff', I would not have the nerve as mine is pretty bad (yes, worse even). My philosophy is if good things keep coming out of creative chaos....well, I'll take it and try not to beat myself up too much. It is bad when you can't find what you need tho, isn't it! Thanks for sharing!

purplepaint said...

Lori - this is cleaner and more organized than my art room! Seriously! I'm down to that little 8" x 8" work area (if that) and need to clean it off! :) Marva

Teri said...

What a great idea, I am going to post a photo of my work area on my photo-a-day blog. And yes, mine too looks like this, and I am a super-tidy person. I think it is the nature of the work.

Andrea Plotts said...

I couldnt help but laugh when I saw this and read your blog because I relate so well to you! HAHA! My art room looks just like yours but heck, it seems like when its organized I cant find anything lol! Andrea :)

carla said...

Currently, my work room is my kitchen. I bought one of those big rolling carts at JoAnn's with three drawers, then I have 3 smaller ones with 3 drawers each stacked on top. And no, this isn't enough storage space.

I also have a 4 foot tall stack of badge boxes (from Office Depot); they're the kind with the hinged lid and hold 8 1/2 x 11 paper very nicely. About half of these have been decoupaged with torn book pages. These hold my magazine clippings, stamped images, photocopied images, etc. They are relatively well sorted so I can find things quickly (autumn, Christmas, original ephemera, words-sayings-letters; paper dolls & fashion; Christian faith; things to use for backgrounds - I have several of these and they are not well sorted). Also I have some file folders for clippings that don't need a whole box (photo clippings of clocks, cowboys, books etc. And then there's the shoe bag type thing in the front closet and the stuff still in storage. When I start a project, the kitchen table is all nice and clean and orderly. About half way through I can't even find the lid to the glue bottle or that little, tiny scrap of paper I needed.

Since it takes more motivation than I have to clean and put everything away each time, well, that night we eat at the coffee table.

I just loved your comment that there was another area but it was too messy to show. Those decorated, perfectly ordered photographs of studios are slightly depressing to me.

Thanks for showing us a real workspace.