Sunday, June 20, 2010
Where Bloggers Create
Its a studio tour! "My Desert Cottage" blog is having a Where Bloggers Create party here:http://mydesertcottage.blogspot.com/. I thought I would join the fun; a little late, but that is fashionable, right? It is a pity it isn't a "messiest studio" tour, because this is what mine looks like after I have tidied it. I have sort of a mish-mash of furniture that I have picked up here and there. I look at some of the beautiful studios in magazines and drool over them, but my little messy space works for me right now. Maybe someday I will be more glamorous!
Here is my drawing/painting table. I like to do so many things, so I have so many supplies! You can see that my drawers are full to bursting. And all the brushes! Who can bear to throw out an old brush? It might still be good for something!
I bought some organizer cupboards from Michaels this year and assembled them without too much trouble. So I have managed to put my watercolors in order by color, which makes me very happy. No more rooting through a jumble of paints to find the right tube!
I keep my brushes and pencils in old jugs and tins. These are just a few. You can see the edge of my new curtains, made from my very first fabric line!
Here are some antique shelves on top of my paper cutting area, which is the top of an old map chest where I keep papers. Collecting antiquarian books is a weakness of mine, but they are very useful for research purposes! I also have so many still-life props. I only have room to keep a few in the studio. The rest are scattered throughout the house.
Here is a closer view, so you can see the lovely portrait of Ian, painted by Victoria Lisi, author of "Vibrant Children's Portraits". You can see her portrait of Margaret in the background of the top photo.
One of the best things about my studio is that it is here in beautiful Colorado. We spent the day hiking for Father's Day today and now I am pleasantly tired and can't wait to get back to painting tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's studios too!