Inspired by Sarah at Paper Tree and Debra at very debra I thought I would give you a glimpse at where I do my creating.....but first I need to tell you a little story.
We bought a high set house and it was decided that 2/3 would be garage and hubby's workshop and 1/3 would be my work area. I was so excited because everywhere else we have lived I have had a nook, cranny or dinning room table to work on. So we set about turning downstairs into something livable. It already had brick walls and a cement floor. We framed, gyp rocked, spak filled and painted and got it to a workable state about a year ago. The only problem was that hubby convinced me that putting a TV down there would be good....well it wasn't - the kids invaded, and made it their own and for 4 months I waged war to get it back. In the end I gave up and and moved to the quiet and comfortable lounge upstairs to draw.
Which is where I would still be, but I decided to try and sell my work on line and instead of it not being good enough and nobody liking it - it kind of took off and as you can see below - I outgrew the lounge room coffee table!!
So I decided to work smarted, not harder.........I further sectioned off downstairs and although I don't have as much room as the original plan, I do have a workable area the the kids know that they are not allowed in. So the only mess I have to clean up when I want to do some work is my own.
I have a large wooden trestle table and although there is a lot of extra shelving and "stuff" on it, there is still enough room for me to work. The lamp is especially good at night when I am doing fine detail drawings.
This is my "ideas, inspiration and just because I like it" wall. The really good thing about this wall is that it is getting replaced next time we have the time, inclination and money to continue on with the renovations. So I can stick, tack or draw on it if I like!!!
I love shelving and little drawers and collect them at recycle places and garage sales. The containers that my pens and pencils are in are $0.50 pots from Ikea (I should get some more of those) And all of the things on top of the wooden shelves were made for me by wonderfully creative ladies. (thank you Leah, Sharyn and Helen)
I hope you enjoyed a sneak peak at my space, well part of it anyway. Check back in the near future and I might show you the rest.