Inspiration board and Art desk organisation ideas
A quick view of another area in my studio. My pinboard - well its really a white board, so I'm using pretty washi tape to 'pin' up ideas, sketches, etc. Along the front are some 1/2 finished paintings too. My laptop lives here, and there is a stack of art books waiting to be put away! I'd really like a proper board I can pin into - maybe covered with cream calico... and nice glass pins...
The art desk... where chaos usually reigns, but this is a rare moment of tidiness so I thought it warranted a quick snap! I am so lucky to have this space, and I try and tidy after each project.
organised: stacked. labelled. sorted. contained. required. useful.
That last one is interesting - what is useful to someone interested in mixed media? other than everything? I prefer to have things I use all the time right at my fingertips - that way I can save my energy for the actual drawing or painting rather than getting up to find something I want. For me, out of sight too easily becomes out of mind, and I forget where I put it - or even worse that I even have it. So I try and keep things really organised where I know where they are, and favourite items are within arms reach at best, or super easy to get to.
The dvd camera is setup ready to record - but at present I'm not doing much in that way as I need a new cable to connect it to the laptop. Plus it takes a long time to edit and upload! However, I get so much out of watching others create and so appreciate their time and generosity in sharing, that I will record some more projects - as soon as I get the cable!
simplicity: to have what I regularly use easily accessible.