-What is working/ not working for you?
-How do I want this space to function for me (and/or other users)?
-What makes this space speak to me?
-Take an inventory of what you need to keep in the space.
I am starting with my studio. As an artist and designer I wear many hats, I always have lots of projects going on at once. In no time at all, my studio can get pretty unmanageable. However, having a studio space that is too clean can block my creative flow. This can be a challenge when organizing a creative retreat.
1. Reorganize my resource library of books and materials in shelves that are closer to the ground and allow for space to work on my large-scale paintings.
2. I found fun ways to organize and display my supplies, things that inspire me, and even my favorite pair of shoes, in an old built-in cabinet.
5. I cleared out the closet and added shelves from www.Target.com and boxes from the www.containerstore.com. This gave me some inexpensive flat-file storage for papers, matte board, and shipping supplies. This solution also allowed me to box up my jewelry making supplies, sewing patterns, etc.
3. I am working on a printer tower (will post an update). I use several types of printers and have had 3 of them in boxes for over a year.
4. I hung inspirational art from other artist friends http://www.melindacootsona.com/ https://florabowley.com with fun little books that have special meaning to me.
Now I have a more efficient work space that will not only allow me to create, but inspire me as well!
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