Daily life in my studio

Recently, an email group that I’m a member of has been having a lot of discussion on our studios.  The members of this email group are all professional designers and artists, so our studios represent were we work. In other words, a major portion of our lives – almost all of our waking hours, is spend in this one room, our studio. As most of us work in multiple mediums, its very important that our supplies and materials are all organized which, of course, helps us be more organized in our work. 

However, in these discussions, I have found that most of us “right” brainers are not always organized with neat studios. As a result, we’ve had a lot of email discussions on organizational techniques.  And one artist is even hosting a “messy studio” contest. 

The state of my studio varies depending on what I am working on and my time limitations. Things can get piled up and disorganized (although I know where everything is in the disorganization).  Then between jobs, I “try” to get things back in order for it to get all messed up again with the next job. 

Phyllis Dobbs artist studioSince I spend most of my waking hours in my studio, I thought I would give you a peep, especially while its currently in an organized mode. I spend the majority of my time at my computer work station. All of my work seems to start and end here, with side trips to my drawing tables or sewing area.studio-drawing-tables.jpg I don’t have a picture of my sewing area as I just rearranged it to make it more effecient. Actually, I love to rearrange and do this frequently.  I call it making making my studio more efficient, or maybe its just to confuse my cat. My favorite part of my studio is the windows.studio-view.jpg Since my studio is upstairs, I have a great view of the trees behind my house. Sometimes I wish I could be like Tarzan, or maybe Jane, and swing through them.

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  1. This looks great, Phyllis! I love your view! It is so much fun to arrange those craft paints, isn’t it? I have just moved into my new studio and I could not be happier with it. I am about to make a desk and move in my computer and printer. I look forward to seeing your sewing area. I plan to add a sewing area to it in the coming months, but for now I have everything I need to create new work in place. And that is what I should be doing right now!

  2. Thanks Kathryn. And this comment is from someone who completely remodeled a garage and built a studio. What an amazing job! Click on Kathryn’s link in my sidebar to see what a woman can do with a little determination!!

  3. Thanks for the “peep”! I love to see art studios and yes, your windows impressive – what lushful trees to view!
    I saw you on “Sewing with Martha” today and thought I’d come visit you on the net – glad I did! I’ll be back!

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