On the hunt for the perfect art desk set-up. Everything needs to be in the right place... things at my fingertips, easy to find, easy to put away, a big enough space for a large piece of paper or art journal... good light... I am getting close but this space will continue to evolve I am sure!
I think it would be easier if I had just one focus instead of several! But I do like these little sets of drawers I got from Ikea years ago - perfect for art journal materials and pens. I still have Humphrey and Bob the Builder has now joined us. My favourite Robert Gordon Mug was chipped and rather than throwing it out, it makes a great holder for tools. I love using old glass dishes as containers for paints and various materials - I think all the decorative pieces you can see were bought at Op shops.
I mainly use this space for art journalling, relaxing with a cuppa and doodling, drawing, and as a place to escape. I have other areas set-up next to the desk for other activities, and my old french easel.
I am still concerned about the strong Queensland sun coming through onto the desk in the mornings. However it is the best spot to be on a chilly morning, with a cup of tea!
You can see how I have the video camera positioned. This took me a while to work out, but it works best for me to have directly in front and pointing down like that.
I love that I look out onto the green hedge. Gives it a peaceful and secluded feel. No birds yet visit this spot, so I may add a bird bath and see if that helps.
So, this was a little look into my art space. Whats yours like? Do you have a your own desk set-up? Or do you use your lap? Or on the kitchen bench? I am fascinated by the many variations of where and how we can practise being creative. Leave a comment below, or share a link to your studio pic if you have one...