|Tamsin Ainslie, Illustrator and designer,|
Ainslie Beard Creative, Australia.
"My studio space, which is looking really quite organised at the moment, due to the fact that I have just finished one brief and starting another. Usually it is a little chaotic and when I can't see my desk, or the floor, or find anything, I tidy up and start again." I always stick my work up on the wall around me. I love being surrounded by paintings, drawings, magazine clippings, old boxes and other things that inspire me."
"The bookcase and my painting trolley with all my oils and acrylics on so I can wheel it outside when I do larger paintings."
"Front deck where I have my easel - with Cusi, our dog, asleep in the sun."
"On my desk at the moment is..."
"My daughter, Olympia and her guinea pig, Cocoa Truffle Bean, in the studio.
Olympia also sits at my desk sometimes and draws or paints and the guinea pig runs around the desk sometimes..."-TA
|Kim Carney / Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer,|
(wanna-be assemblage artist and quilter)
My studio is somewhere I go and get completely lost in time, a place to dream and play. And although I do not get to spend as much time I would like to there, I am so thankful when I do and that I have such a space. It wasn’t long ago that I dreamed of having such a retreat, a place to hide from the world. Thank you for visiting!
Over the years, I have also taken over another room for a sewing space and we have added several Macs in the family room so whoever is working on projects doesn't feel so isolated. A place for me to blog in the sun, where my son checks his myspace and learns Photoshop, where my mom can check her email and listen to BBC radio programs, where we all try and learn flash. Computers are such an intricate part of all our lives it is good to have a universal space for all us to work, together. I am longing for a G5!
I am a graphic designer, illustrator and work for a online news organization. My husband is a newspaper illustrator, graphic designer. He was really the collector of fun objects, wind-up toys, rubber stamps, baseballs, books and he has infected me.
So as much as a studio space, it is also where some of our fun collections live. Go there for inspiration, pick a book from our library of reference, atlas, art books. One can never have enough books!
I have always been interested in quilting, assemblage art, print and painting canvas, painting furniture, really just painting anything would take acrylic. I have also become fascinated with photography and try to shoot something at least once a day. In short, I love to do it all, jack-of-all-trades, master of none. But that doesn’t stop me in trying out new processes, new ways to marry different media together.
When I seriously took up assemblages the last year, my husband built me a new workspace in the garage and organized with all my favorite tools.
Keeping organized in a studio owned by two junk collectors is the key. When I found a small 9-drawer wooden organizer at Target one year, I bought one, and my husband sent me back to buy more. Small drawers perfect for business cards, staples, glitter, rivets – all things small.
We found 3-drawer side table at IKEA and bought 6 of them, perfect for storing papers, envelopes, carving material, paints, my collection of antique military printing set, rubber stamps, vintage photos. I also have a collection of fun reproduction lunch boxes that I use for storage. Old and beautiful, new and unusual bowls become holders of secret, found objects. I found an enormous table in the “damaged-merchandise room” at IKEA and that has been the best purchase of all. We also keep flat files, file cabinets and such in the “furnace room” just off of the studio. I do not throw one piece of paper or ribbon away, that room has become the deposit area for most of that. (would never let anyone SEE that mess). I found a tall antique full of drawers perfect for special papers, tags I save and emphera. I love those little photo alligator clip holders, I use those for inspirational bits and pieces for different seasons.
A small wall space is changed out throughout the year for my personal inspiration. Art that friends have sent me, bird feathers, dried leaves, Christmas tags, photos. I love that I can change it out with my mood. More
wall of inspiration set on flickr.
|Anndrea Boe, Co-owner / Art Director and Artist|
Clodhopper Design Company,
"Here's some photos of our little creative dungeon. My husband and I work together at home as designers/artists. It gets very crowded sometimes, and I think we both look forward to eventually getting more space to spread out... possibly our very own offices! But for now, this is where we hang our happily hang our hats. We also have a small and crowded but working screenprinting shop in the garage."
"This is a side view of our desks. This arrangement is great for throwing things across the table and making faces at each other. I am on the left side; my husband is on the other side. His signed Art Chantry poster helps for good inspiration and humor when needed... he also has some of his own screenprinted posters framed as well to help bring some color to an otherwise dark and boring beige basement."
"This is the back of Allen's desk – the printer, guitar, paper samples, portfolio cases, some vintage artillery cases that now act as CD organizers (didn't want anyone to get the wrong idea)... and our only source of natural light is that small basement window."
"Here's my desk and our dog, Ranger. There always seems to be stacks and stacks of papers and reference books all over our office... they appear out of the blue, I don't know who puts them there or where they come from."
"Here is the view from my desk to my husband's desk. Wacom tablet,drink, little photos of my baby girl for inspiration. This desk is great. We bought it from a friend, and it is huge (I think about 36" deep)! It has enough work space for my monitor, keyboard AND sketchbook at the same time!"
"If I turn around in my chair, this is the view. Lots of books.
There's another shelf of books in the office too, but it pretty much just looks like shelves full of books, so I didn't include that photo. The file cabinets are packed full, and as you can see, we should probably invest in yet another set of shelves. This serves as our library of reference materials. My gym bag is also right there tormenting me daily!"
"That's basically where we earn our bread and butter. It's nice to see other people are working out of somewhat cramped quarters too. I wish all of you previous and future posters bountiful creativity!" -AB
|Sandra Monat, mixed media artist,|
First of all, thank you Linzie for the invitation!
Hi all, I want to give you a glimspe into my studio.
It's part of my living space. Living and working under the same rooftop is perfect for me. Two years ago I gave up my studio outside and decided to work again "at home".
I love to start whenever I get the urge even in the middle of the night. And my cats love their "Mommy" being at home the whole day ;-). Whenever the weather allows I work outside
After years of only painting I felt the need to try something new and to work three dimensional. One year ago, I was given a sewing machine
and I fell in love with textile arts.
The birds were some of the first textile creations. Many other creatures followed. You also can see my foundlingsheep Friederike! on the picture below. I found out that the brains of sheeps and humans complement one another to perfection :-)
My newest designs are spiritual dolls. I created these dream guardians (they are for people like me, suffering from insomnia). Dream guardians take care of your sleep and dreams. They really work! :-)
Manas are the female counterparts, white, wise woman who keep ancient knowledge.
Thanks for reading!