The art of making art. We forget this. The environment you create should be just as important as the art you are creating. Most of the time, we scramble to work on the dining room table or the living room floor. Or some of us really have a studio space but we are completely disorganized and supplies are piled up randomly across everything in the room.
Regardless of what we know or believe, the environment does affect us in the most subtle ways. To create art in a state of stress, clutter and total chaos can be constructive for a minor few but for everyone else, it’s a big creativity killer.
5 Ways To Creating An Inspiring Home Studio
1. Clean and organize your work area. Clutter always seems to happen for me, because I’m working fast, in a rush with shipments or handling the kids. And thusly, it puts me in a down mood. Eventually I get to the point where paint tubes strewn about the tables, paper all over the floor and disorganized canvases make me want to scream and run out of the house. But I’ve set up for myself a system where I clean up before I get to work. It creates a good habit and sets me up for success!
2. Make Your Workspace Your WORKspace. You Studio should be respected as your professional establishment. Your center of work. Your OFFICE. Children, your spouse and your friends should understand this and not be allowed to interrupt during your work time (unless you work best with that). But it shouldn’t be MESSED with.
3. Put images or objects of inspiration, love or creativity in your studio. This is probably a given, as many of us instinctually create space for those things. I like to post patterns, ideas or inspiring photographs on my wall as well as other artist’s work or collectables that I own.
4. Reuse old furniture or thrift finds to furnish your studio. Going to rummage sales, goodwill or your favorite shops for little accents or tables that you could decorate your space with really improves working morale. As a full-time artist, this is essential and better yet – TAX DEDUCTABLE.
5. Create a storyboard, eraser boards and pin boards where you can post your rough drafts, sketches and project ideas. It helps you keep on track and organized with your goals. If you have art shows coming up or deadlines to meet, this is so great to have available so that you can keep yourself in line and aware of everything you need to execute.