I'm constantly changing my studio around and finding better ways to organize. It's important for me to be organized so that I can just concentrate on the art and not on the clutter! I hope you enjoy a little peak in...
Brenda Raub, art teacher and illustrator, Mountain Home, ID, www.BrendaRaub.com
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
remodeling a little bit
I hope you will check out my web site. A lot of people think that artist's teach because they can't make a living at creating art...I would like you to know that I'm an art teacher because I like to share the knowledge I have gained through life...art and what not. Working as a teacher is HARDER than being a full time artist. I have to inspire my peeps to create and be their best instead of JUST myself. No offense. I love full time artists...one day, in retirement I will be one!
Brenda Raub, High School Art Teacher, Illustrator
Friday, November 28, 2008
|Symon Chow, Photographer/Graphic Designer, |
Brooklyn, New York
"I cleaned my office so I thought I'd take some pictures cause it's not
going to be like this again for a looong time!
I'm a freelance photographer and graphic designer who works mainly at
home. I converted our old, small bedroom into my office about a year
ago, the desk area used to be the closet. I removed the sliding doors
and fitted it with a big sheet of plywood and there you have it, An
"Close up of my desk. Aside from doing all of my work here, I also
spend a good amount of time playing video games here, much to my
girlfriend and dog's dismay. But I guess it's better then doing this
activity in the living room :)"
"Another close up of my desk. Of note is the fancy box that I made to
hide all of my hard drives. its so nice not having to stare at those
annoying flashing lights all the time!"
"Home made/ikea modular bookshelves and storage."
"More of the home made/ikea modular bookshelves and storage. At some
point I had painted the drawers black during a different
configuration... Note all the fine ikea storage boxes. I have A LOT of
crap! Also, a tip for your readers: A simple kitchen towel will extend
the life of your printer by years! Trust me on this!"
"And finally, my newest ikea creation!...
As a photographer and children's book designer, I need a lot of paper
storage. This is my newest creation, 2 stacks of Ikea's Fira drawers,
with a small table top holding them all together! Please ignore the 2
really pathetic looking planets on top of it. They were just repotted!
I swear!" - S.C.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Lisa M Griffin
|Lisa M Griffin, graphic designer & illustrator|
I have enjoyed this site for so long but never felt my studio space was neat enough to want to display it. After a HUGE organization effort this past weekend and some help from a rather talented friend and neighbor, I am happy to show off the new and improved space. ;)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
|Alease Michelle, Collage Artist & Fashion Instructor|
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Welcome to my desk. I am an collage artist and an instructor. And because I do both activities at home, I require two desk. One desk to work on collages and the other desk to create lecture presentations.
I tend to have lots of projects going on at one time. So my project board helps me stay on schedule.
I also collect images that inspire me and after collecting images for over 5 years, the collection can grow. So below is my way of organizing my images. I have a notebook for each category. It has really helped me stay focused.
I love to dream about the possibilities of life. So here is my creative visualization board. I paste any and everything on this board and hopes of them coming true.
Friday, July 25, 2008
|Graphic Audio Artist/ Musician|
East London, UK.
Hello and welcome to my studio. I live and work in a turn of the century Victorian warehouse in
My work process doesn't start at the piano. By the time I'm working here, I already know the melody and in most cases I've written the lyrics. I always do the music last. It forces me not to gravitate towards familiar chords. The pencils on the cabinet are not for show. The worst thing that can happen to you if you are writing, is having to break your chain of thought because you've misplaced a pen or pencil. By the end of the day there are pens and pencils all over the place. It's very handy to be able to just grab a pencil and write. I use my old tape machine (which records) to sketch out ideas. The white cabinet is full of taped musical ideas one idea per tape. So I can come back and develope them into songs later. I finally record live, to my trusted VS1680 (ie; the grey machine) sitting on the workbench.
For the full tour of my studio click here Thanks for dropping by : )
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
|David Paccia, Artist|
Here is my drawing table. It is nicely cluttered as usual.
This is a closeup of the top shelf. Don't mess with Dr. Doom! There are lots of toys to keep me distracted. The round object in front of Mighty Mouse is a speaker for my iPod. I like to listen to the Blues when I draw, especially Joe Bonamassa. The framed Charlie Brown I drew for work when we decorated our cubicles at Christmas. It is done in pen and watercolor.
This is my drawing surface...although there really isn't much "surface." Lots of books and DVDs.
Here is a better view of the DVDs, mostly classic animation, and of course, Crumb. I highly recommend the "All Monsters Attack" DVD if you are into classic monsters. It is about 2 hours of old monster movie trailers...good stuff.
You can never have too many pens...
...especially when you aren't at home. These are three pen holders that I alternately lug around with me at all times.
When I need a break I pick up my guitar. Note the monster and sci-fi movies in the background. And yes the plastic monster figures are "glow-in-the-dark."
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
|Jen Renninger, illustrator|
Tampa, Fl US
Welcome to my workshop! My studio is actually an extra room in our house. Not too big, about 300 sq ft. The bookcase is the first thing you see when coming into the room. All of my collage materials are in the white binders at the bottom of the shelves. Everything else is just scattered around ... usually the closer to my seat the more something is used! I found the featuring sign at a local thrift store. Just love that!
This is my desktop, looking quite a bit cleaner than usual! It has my computer, where I finish nearly all of my images. I try to keep some pictures of my family and loved-ones in close sight.
I just found a Spirograph at a yard sale recently and here are a few of my first trials sitting on the desk.
A few drawing placed together to make a light shade..
This is my supply shelf .. paint and pencils and ink..
Color inspiration on the bookshelves..
And an inspiration drawer from inside my flat file. I love to keep little findings readily available to organize into a collage on top of the flat file.
Whats on top of my flat file at the moment..
And last but certainly not least, my constant companion in the studio: Barley.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
|Randel Plowman, Mixed Media Artist
I live and work in a turn of the century Victorian home located in Northern Kentucky. My studio space is approximately 320 square feet. This is where I work on mixed media collage, digital photography, experimental video, painting and printmaking. I have two Macs that i use for photo and video editing and a PC that i use for sound editing.
The boxes under the work table hold found material that I use in my collage work. I am fascinated by what others discard and no longer use.
This is my worktable. I enjoy having things around that inspire and motivate me.
The painting area.