Like a blank canvas ready for my creative vision to appear, my clean workbench welcomes me in the morning.
My happy studio is in a small shed attached to my home. I've done a lot of work to make it a homey and inviting place to find inspiration and creative play.
My key to working in a small space is organization.
Reducing clutter and keeping tidy helps me start each project with a fresh mind.
I keep rolling carts with tools and supplies hidden under my workbench behind a curtain.
The carts roll out for easy access when I need them, and tuck out of sight when I don't.
Of course, once I get started, forget being tidy! Let the chaos begin!
Soon my workbench will be covered with boxes, paper, glue, tools, and grout.
I start by pulling out trays and boxes of the small treasures I've collected, so I can easily grab whatever inspires me.
Almost everything around the home has potential: start doing assemblage art, and you will begin to see everything through a new lens.
I use all kinds of organizers to sort my assemblage components:
boxes and cubbies from estate sales
vintage make-up trays
Tools are easy to reach above my workbench so that I don't have to break my creative flow to go looking for something.
With everything in its place, my studio is ready for me to create something new!