Thursday, March 25, 2010

Working studio

It was rainy today, perfect for holing up in the studio and making stuff. I spent the afternoon working on a custom bulk order for some Vintage Index Card gift tags and Vintage Paper key tags. Here is what the studio looked like (click on any image for a larger view):

In an artist's studio 72
The studio is not as dark as it looks in this picture.

books and awls 72
Some book "guts" I am using for the key tags and other things. My Teflon folder, one of my two Japanese screw punches and a bookbinder's awl are in the foreground. TIP: Teflon folders are better than bone folders because they do not rub shiny areas on your paper.

cool tags 72
Vintage paper key tags for the order.

bowl of stamps 72
These bowls, filled with postage stamps, ends of book spines and other pieces and bits, are always on my work table.

correspondence 72

coffee mishap 72
Coffee mishap. This shot is for Ann and Elizabeth. ; )

We see all of these photos online and in magazines of beautifully designed, perfectly organized arts studios. Thought you might like to see what a studio looks like when work is in progress.

How do you keep your studio? Is it ready for a photo shoot? Messy, but functional? One step away from condemnation?



Aleutie said...

Wow I really like these picture! This is life! I just deconstructed my "studio" for a weekend: put poster sheets behind the book case and stuff the boxes with materials on the same book case. Voila - a normal appartment!

Anonymous said...

a messy studio is a busy studio :) my workspace oscillates weekly (sometimes daily) between messy and clear. i like to start with a 'clean slate' but then i tend to get out every possible tool and paper color, just in case. i also dirty as many dishes and tools as possible when cooking :)

Krissy said...

You're so close... I feel like I should get to know you :) love your studio and work.

vintagesusie said...

Well, I've spent the morning scouring your blog & looking at your web site...& I adore everything!!! I LOVE vintage papers too & what you create with them is inspiring. You'll be hearing back from me, I own a shop in CA & would like to find out more about your wholesale info. Talk soon...

Ann Lea Anne said...

Omg, you need to get that coffee cup off the production table! Pronto!

Secret Leaves said...

Glad you caught it, Ann. That photo was included for you and E. ;)

heather jenkinson said...

Wow, your studio is wonderful! Really, it has everything. Love, love, love that desk.