During the Creative Process
When you are doing this in your own work place, it’s really worth giving thought to what has good neuro-association for you.
You know, what your nervous system feels like when you look at certain things.
For instance, say you had a gift/vase from a family member who always refers to you as the
poor nit-wit artist of the family, —
Might not want said vase in your creative space.
“Sea glass gathered on a memorable day in your life, a priceless work of art by your child/grandchild,
a B & W photo of you and your sis when you were kids–anything that brings JOY, smiles and peace to your heart–that’s what you want in your space.”
Some of my feel good things:)
A horse feed bag to hold extra paper towels on my easel.
(This came to me from a mischievous friend, filled with candy:)
My favorite man Vincent is well represented
A cat named Mort who has been in every studio I’ve had for the past 20 years.
Favorite jars, lavender sachets, and a license plate from my California girl days–which Phyllis the Mouse keeps a close eye on for me:)!
All things that conspire to put the mind in the right place for creating:)!!
Gettin’ Down to Business
I love reassigning items. Something that was originally intended to be used in a different way brings some delightful surprises into your studio space when given a new job:)
A Home Goods find–hiding in the kitchen section:)
My old jewelry chest, after it’s shabby chic makeover, is the most perfect monitor holder-brush holder-paint storage thing you can imagine. (I have included my recipe for the makeover at the very end of this post)
What used to hold necklaces now holds my stash of favorite brushes and tools:))
To a chair to nest in for reading a good art book or writing my next blog post…
Eddie and I agree on one thing.
We Love Our Shabby Chic Studio:))
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