I'm sure many of you out there have read the magazine version and probably read the book too, I hadn't, I must say it inspired me no end
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I have shown my little work spot many times before on my blog I think, anyway here it is once again! I love my little space, and that's what it is "little" floor to ceiling windows, fantastic natural light, Guss has his bed very near to where I work, more often than not Bella (the cat) is snoozing on one of the chairs, a Vintage Pine Baltic table to use as a work bench, which doubles up as a spot to sit and relax when Tony comes home or really anyone popping in, they just sit and chat to me as I work.
We do have a spare room I could adapt to a Studio...buy no thanks I'll stick to my sunny little corner....
Yet after reading this wonderful book...hmmm??? I'm thinking, I'm happy with my little workspace I create in, but maybe a little revamp would be good....here we go then
Below is the outside view...
Below is the before photo - the one before my clean up
Old Painty bits and pieces everywhere!...get the garbage bags out.....whew why would I want all those tubes of dried up paint???
"The After Shots"
My version of an Organised Work Space -
Probably doesn't look much better to you
But to me - Goodness - I feel like a Queen working in my little corner now....just that little bit of a clean up made the world of difference...mind you I need to have my materials close at hand, nice to be tidy but everything needs to be practical too - I think I've created a good working balance here
My frames are all organised now....the unusable ones have been thrown out and some nice freshly painted treasures are waiting ready to be filled
I used a Vintage tin to store some of my paints in, which doubles up as a little shelf for my fresh Garden Roses which I must have next to me when painting
To add to the atmosphere I bought this light fitting at our local trash and treasure market this morning....it cost me $2.00 - nothing special - yet I think it fits in well.
I simply must have photos/prints/paintings of roses hanging for inspiration all around me
Thanks for looking at where I work....not sure about you but I love to see Where Others Create...I must say I will be a regular reader of this magazine from now on.
Happy Creating to you all ~ Gail ~