My He(ART)-Full Life



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

welcome to my studio!

Here are a few random pics of my studio. I have been meaning to take some proper pics for a studio tour...but just haven't got around to it:) When I still lived in Canada (before I married) I had converted my entire living room into my art studio! I had tons of space because...the whole place was art-centered. In Va. , I shared my studio with the guest bedroom. Tim had put some custom shelving up for me...but it was still a tight squeeze. Now I finally have an entire room to myself! Bliss!)

* these are the Indian patchwork curtains I made. They are all hodge-podge, let me tell you! But...I love them! When the light pours through them, they are just gorgeous! My computer, printer, scanner etc are all to the right of the pic...

 * I bought a couple of these white cubed storage shelves from..Ikea or Home Depot (can't remember where!). But they are fantastic! They hold so much, are sturdy, durable and look great.

*I find that storage is key...to fitting everything, finding things when you need them and to create an aesthetically pleasing environment. Of course, once I start creating , everything turns into huge mess and...things are never as neat as you see in these pics:)

* I use tons of kitchen stuff to hold my art supplies because they are functional, durable and pretty. I use cups, jugs, bowls, glasses, utensil caddies...whatever catches my eye.

* I always try to have some fresh flowers whether it's a small bunch I picked from the garden or a bouquet of roses! And...isn't the light  just fantastic over here?!

 * cardboard storage boxes are perfect to store...just about anything!I picked mine up at Walmart and Michaels.
Here are a few details...

* collections of fabric, china, yarn, alphabets...

* detail of my inspiration board

*paintings in progress...
This is my temporary studio; we are only going to be here for...the next 8 months or so...Now in my dreams, I have hardwood floors, tons of windows, a fireplace (!!) , a wall of bookshelves..sigh...
Thanks for looking!

8 comments:

Diane said...

Airy, colorful,,inviting, and functional--I love it!

scrapwordsmom said...

Love the light, the fresh flowers, your inspiration board...everything:)

The Benefit is tomorrow. Thanks again for your beautiful piece of art!!!!!!!!!

laurie said...

i love your studio! so organized and yet inviting. your creative spirit is visible in these photos.

Diana said...

I love all your storage. Everything is so inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

Kerri said...

love those bright curtains!

Wini said...

Dear Sorayah, What a beautiful, colourful and inspiring studio, with a place for everything, and everything in its place! Wishing you many years of fun, happy and amazing creativity in your studio!! Wini xo

Meegan, BlueMoonMama said...

Thanks so much for sharing your studio with us! It's a lovely & inviting space to work in. Very cozy & creative!!

Gloria said...

Hi Soraya. Just popping in from Diane's blog to say hello. I love your studio and I know what you mean about the studio getting all messy when a project is going on. Thanks for sharing your studio, I like your blog and will be back to visit. Nice to meet you.