|Katy Horan, Artist,|
"My studio is a little room just off my bedroom. A lot of the apartments in my neighborhood have a similiar room. I was confused because it's too big to be a closet and it has a window, but then a friend said that it was once a nursery...mystery solved. So anyway, it's a great little room. I have only been working in it a little while, but it is by far my favorite workspace I have ever had! "
"This is my favorite part. I look at it and feel calm because it is nice and organized. It's the first time I've had this sort of shelving action. I dig it. I keep all my inspiration books there, Gocco stuff, the stuff I sell on Etsy, frames and surfaces."
"Here's my window. God bless it. It get's lovely light during the day so I don't go crazy when I work. I can also look out the window and say hello to brooklyn when I feel like it. I have a lot of old frames, so I just hang them there and they are pretty out of the way. There's also space to keep other random supplies."
"This is where I keep my little stock of merchandise. There are some cards and Gocco prints. I hope to add some books and zines to this very soon!"
"This is a little display area I suppose. The big one and 3 little grey ones are by me. The one with the bird lady is a print by Evan B Harris and the round one is a needlepoint piece by Merrilee Challis. I got it at the first Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn before I was ever familiar with her work. Both of those pieces are very special to me."
"Since there isn't that much room, I keep a lot of surfaces and my in progress pieces at my feet. It's good though, because I can just jump between pieces easily."
"Here's my actual desk area...messy as hell. I actually ordered the wrong desk top from Ikea. I plan to get a much bigger one, because this just ain't working!"
"This is my little paint table. It's quite handy...."
"...because it has this little drawer where I store my favorite mixed colors!"
"This is a jumble of brushes and other things that I need to keep at my fingertips. pencils, tape, sharpeners, my little scraping tool (I've had it for years!), papertowels, sketchbooks, and a little painting that I'm working on."
"Finally this is me actually working, well my hand anyway. I've been drawing a lot lately, which is great. Drawing for me is 2nd nature and much less stressful than painting. I've am planning on using a lot of these new drawings in books I am gonna make. So, to be a big art geek for a second, I have to point out how awesome those Staedler lead holders are (that's the pencil I'm holding). I heart them. Also in this picture is coffee. I love coffee...it is an indespensible part of my work day." -KH