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Michael's Haul & Studio Tour

Went to Michael's for a very short session of retail therapy.

Does anyone else enter Michael's and breathe a sigh of relief? My husband makes fun of me and says it's my holy place.

He's not that far from the truth.

Although, I really love Blick's and Sam Flax, too. Really any art supply store is good with me.... And, I don't need anymore art supplies, but that's never stopped me before. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I picked up some new stencils (does anyone else LOVE buying up all the Halloweeny stuff to use year round like I do?), some new cheapy brushes (I'm really hard on my brushes so I can't really justify buying expensive ones), a new watercolor journal 9x12 for when I want to work bigger, black canvas boards for an experiment and some small candles.

A few weeks earlier, we stopped by Blick's and I got a few tubes of heavy body acrylic to see how I dig them. I got Cobalt Teal (did you see it's back?!) and a neutral gray. I'm still getting used to them.

You wanna see my studio?

Fair Warning: It's a mess.

Here's a few pics from a few months ago. It pretty much still looks like this. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

The french doors open to our front entry hall. I closed them off at least a year ago to do this current layout. I hang up my annual vision board (which you can see has fallen down ๐Ÿ˜‚) on the doors.

There's a small corner in the bottom left of the pic where I have two book cases full of my witchy books, storage and art supplies I use fairly often.

The stairs (which I'm standing on to take these pics) make for some odd spaces in the room.

This is my current layout. We got the white table from IKEA. My initial idea was to have a stand up desk, but I never got that far.

The white table is where my desktop is set up, complete with the printer/scanner that doesn't print.

It is not as deep as the other table, which means there's a weird empty space behind it. I could push the table up against the wall, if it weren't for the levered lamp I have over the bigger table. So, I probably need to move it to another room so I can adjust this space again.

And these are my floor-to-ceiling built-ins.

I LOVE these.

There's so much space and storage (and I've outgrown them so I probably should do a purge....).

I've since adjusted this set up slightly, and the whole space that is next to the wall is my altar area, with supplies on the shelf above it.

See... told ya I didn't need anymore art supplies. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Not shown is another desk for when I work from home. It is covered top to tails in stuff. And next to that is a closet.

I do not lack for storage here, I just really need to organize. Who wants to do that when there's art to make? ๐Ÿ˜‚

I'm toying with the idea of getting rid of my bigger table. It's so deep and I don't really use all of it. I'd like to be able to open the plantation shutters to let in the natural light when I'm recording. Plus, I want to set up and keep up an H-frame easel for larger pieces. There's no space for it right now.

I think it would be hilarious to shoot some photos in my 'real' studio with my art like the articles I've read say to do: "Show yourself next to your art," "Take photos of your art in your studio." um no. Instagram does not wanna see the mess I made in order to make my art. Or maybe I could make that part of my brand.... ๐Ÿ˜‚



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