Studio Spots

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It’s been quite some time since I updated you on my studio redo.  It has come along nicely, and though there are still many things I need to do, it has become a quite nice and functional space.  Here are a few of the things you would spot if you popped into my studio today.

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I got some more towel bars at a garage sale and mounted them on my studio’s sloping ceiling/wall. They work great with the paint cups to hold my various markers and paint pens.

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I have a propane heater in my studio, and since I tend to pile stuff on every flat surface, this no parking sign reminds me that nothing can park on the heater!

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A couple pieces of artwork hang out on my very limited wall space.

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A lovely shelf full of vintage books waiting to be made into smash books and journals and secret stash books.

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I have fallen in love with these 12 x 12 inch plastic boxes from Michael’s.  They have proved the perfect size for so many things.  I keep my stencils, collage bits, watercolors, tissue papers, stamps, and so many other things in these and they all stack nicely together.

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My gathering of necklaces waiting to become fancy purse straps, assemblage bits, or art hangers drape a painted wall mirror.

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A very rusty old tool box keeps my twine and string corralled.

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This was an unused plant stand that I almost got rid of.  Thankfully I realized that turned upside down it made a wonderful place to store all my rolled collage papers!

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My composition books in waiting keep company with a bottle of Citra Solv.  I always keep some handy for cleaning studio messes as well as altering National Geographic pages.

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Partly finished artwork props up wherever there is a free space.  A vintage suitcase waits to carry supplies to a workshop. Behind them is a Mexican painted chair.  I love the bright and cheery colors!

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Above my desk is a random assortment of vintage storage and works in progress.

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I really think this alligator moves around on his own.  He keeps turning up in places I don’t remember putting him in!

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I got this narrow little wire basket at one of my favorite local antique shops, and it works great to hold an assortment of favorite paints on my worktable.

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I made the WELCOME banner from vintage fabric scraps and hung it on the rails of the loft, which is where I store all my bulky quilts and bedspreads waiting to be cut up.  I also hung up some old Christmas lights to add some cheer!

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This hand cut stencil hangs on the wall ready to use.

I am so thankful for my studio space!

0 Responses

  1. Your space is so crafty and ingenious. I ABSOLUTELY loved your Montana journal and all your art. Thanks for sharing.

    Jean Pilch

  2. The plant stand upend is brilliant.

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