As I posted about a week ago, I decided to create my own little space to create in. I had been using my 5'x5' round dining room table and also needing to store everything on it so I was ending up with an art space that had more and more stuff and less and less table space to do anything at.
Since the weather here has cleared up, I decided to use my very small back porch. It has walls and lots of windows. The only drawback is the porch area does not have a real roof, just a heavy plastic overhang, so in the rainy months I will have to move back inside. I know it will get very hot in the summer, but that's okay, it's my little spot!
The space I have to work with is 5-1/2'x5', yes very small but do-able. Here's a pic of the beginning process:
I really wanted a cork-board on the wall for inspiration so I dug through my remnants from making jewelry boards and found an old cork-board with a messed up frame:
A little cheerful paint and some doodles and it is just perfect:
I also painted the corner shelf that I had sat on top of the workspace table. It was a crooked faux wood shelf I had been holding on to just because I figured I could use it someday. Painting it was a difficult task. I was trying to get it to match the cork-board frame and the shelf was not cooperating. So I ended up just painting it a deep yellow with splashes of whites, burnt umber and bright yellow. It came out creatively messy and fits right in.
The workspace table is a 5' folding table that was way too low to use just as a table, so I took two wooden shelves I picked up at a yard sale and laid the table on top! Solved my storage problem!
Here is my progress so far:
Time to go and organize! I have an old plastic silverware tray for my paint pens and charcoals, a pretty purple tin for markers, a couple strong small boxes for rubber stamps and dragonflies on the wall to keep me company!
I am hoping to be finished by the end of today! YEAH!!!!