Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Creative Chaos!

Thank you for stopping by to inspect my mess lol
Here it is in all of its glory! I recently moved in and have no dedicated workspace/room so most of my creative stuff is in the garage. I'm using a Walmart collapsible table and am surrounded by boxes and furniture ready for the rest of the house!

To be honest, I don't notice the mess when I am creating and I get a great sense of comfort from being surrounded by what I need close at hand. Eventually the chaos will have a home of its own, but my table will always be a mess and that is how I like it!

A big THANKS to Seth Apter of The Altered Page for organizing this event, and for getting people to bare their studio tables!
http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com.au/










62 comments:

  1. Great to see your work space, even when we have lots of space we tend to end up with an area we clear up to work in lol.

    Do you know about another Blog called WOYWW i think. Every Wednesday people blog whats on their work desk, hence the WOYWW:-) xxx

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    1. Thank you massofhair, I wasn't aware of WOYWW, but I do now! lol

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  2. Great to get a look at your crafty space Sharon, - hope you will find a more permanent space soon! This looks very creative (and somewhat familiar...) A tidy studio always depresses me, this is how I like it!

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  3. I am ALWAYS reorganizing. I hope you're able to set up something permanent but I think artists make any space their home

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    1. Very true Lin Collette and years ago I can remember being confined to using a coffee table and sitting on the floor!

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  4. Great shots, there's actually a beautiful feel to your creative space. Love it.

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  5. You have a big lovely space. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Annie, I can't wait to put shelves everywhere!

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  6. Love how you use your upended tables as 'tables'! and such great natural lighting - looks like a wonderful space to create!

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  7. Great tour ~ fun to see your space!

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  8. Love seeing your current 'studio table' here! I too had a move so I've been struggling with my space which went from a 2-bedroom apartment I had ALL TO MYSELF, to one room in the new apartment I share with my dear boyfriend...alas, he came with a LOT stuff of his own and we share this new home together! ;)

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    1. I'm looking forward to being organized. Hopefully by Christmas!

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  9. Those Walmart tables can be a life saver.. I still remember being confined to my dining room table and piling all my stuff round. We ate at the couch ;o)

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  10. Great to see that even moving house hasn't stopped you. Isn't the floor handy!

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  11. I like that you can find space and ways to be creative even when moving... Moving does my head in completely... Love that this event is introducing me to lovely new blogs like yours...xx

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  12. I love your chaos! I need lessons in how to get my chaos organized. Oh well.

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  13. I like your big pile of rubber stamps in that bucket, overflowing. Lots of goodies to play with here. xox

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  14. Your space has such good light and good vibes! Really enjoy seeing where your lovely art is made and I, too, love the pile of Rubber stamps! :)

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  15. MMMmm, stamps! Love your space and the potential it has! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Looks like you have a great collection of stamps and stamp pads - I only have a few basic colors of stamp pads....maybe it's time to expand! :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Terrie and you must expand your ink pads!

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  17. mess schmess! Looks pretty good to me :) And I think it's impossible to create in a 'tidy' space - you need to freedom to explore and play and you can't do that in emptiness.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

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  18. The first thing I noticed was the wall of stamp pads. I have four or five that have not dried up over the years. However, I like reinkers, so I'm not terribly concerned about stamp pads. How do you keep yours in such good condition?

    I see you are also a stamper, and that basket of rubber stamps made me quite happy. I'm just now learning how to stamp. I had a look around your blog and you do LOVELY, LOVELY work. Thanks for sharing your creative space.

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    1. Thank you Bleubeard. That is only half of my stamp pad collection. The rest of my stamp pads, inkers and paints are still in boxes and there are more stamps too! lol I am on the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko DT (the makers of StazOn) and am lucky enough to get stamp pads as part of the team.

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  19. I always think tidy spaces are boring!! So much better to have things at hand. Have now got ink pad and stamp envy though!!

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  20. What fun you will have opening up your art boxes again. Good luck moving in. I am not bothered about my untidy workspace either, until I fall over something and hurt myself!

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    1. You need an Ottlite! It will prevent any falls lol

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  21. OMg! I laughed out loud at the tables on their sides!! I get what you mean when you said that have that sense of comfort having everything close at hand- must be an artist thing!! ")
    Do tell me though, how the heck do you know what stamps are in that bag??
    Thanks so much for sharing- very cool and similar to where I was a year ago!!

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    1. Lol, I have a great memory for my stamps. Those in the bag are some of my favorites, but I have another 3 huge boxes in the garage! I love my rubber!

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  22. Glad you unpacked the important stuff first - your art supplies! Even if not all of them yet, enough to make beautiful work. So nice to discover your blog through this hop!

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  23. thanks for sharing-it is just as fun to see "real" tables as it is to see "nice" :)

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  24. I absolutely LOVE this peek in your studio - all those colourful boxes (inkpads?) are very inspiring! Have a nice weekend and happy creating!

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    1. Thank you Marit, have a nice weekend too!

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  25. It's a great-looking work space, really- doesn't look messy to me so much as well-used! Happy creating!

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    1. Thank you Sharman, it is very well used lol

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  26. we crafters will always make do in whatever space we can get! Love that you have my fav scissors unpacked!

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  27. You seem to have a good amount of natural light in there - looks like a comfortable place to work.

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  28. your space is awesome! i have the same scissors too! funny, you can create anywhere in any surroundings, don't you think? thanks for sharing!

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  29. Looks a lot like my space, with stuff everywhere! I bet it will be fun setting up things just the way you want them, though. Enjoy your new space!

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