Good morning and welcome to my workshop! Yeah I thought I'd give you a tour. It might not be the most interesting blog post for some but I love looking at other peoples work spaces and so I thought I'd show you mine. It will be updated soon as well so I might do a before and after post lol.
This is where I spend most of my time when I'm not busy being a mom, which I am about 90% of the time. But since my other half work from home as well and part time we take it in turns so that we get loads of work time AND baby time which is great!
I have no room left on my shelves for toys so they have started migrating down to my desk which is a bit of a pickle but it shall soon be sorted. I spend allot of time here by my precious computer doing everything and nothing. It used to be a great computer once but is quite dated and sad now that there is no time for games in my life anymore. It used to fly on the back of a dragon through beautiful lands in World of Warcraft, fight the Scurge in Star Craft, grunt like an orc in Warhammer and so on and so forth. But that is a time long gone now. Which is probably for the best as I get allot more done these days. I keep allot of inspiration around me all the time and my drawing pads close if an idea pops up in my head. It is very handy.
As I said, my shelves are FULL! It will hopefully clear up a bit after my sale, but I know I will be quick to fill it up again so something has to be done here. I need more shelves! This is where I keep all toys, finished and unfinished as well as some artwork. The painting hiding in the back is something I started a while ago and never finished. I don't know if I will ever finish it to be honest. Only time will tell. I got a load of paper toys from Dolly Oblong sitting up there and my precious little Bubbles! Dolly Oblong is one of my biggest inspirations and I need her stuff around me! I also LOVE paper toys. I have a whole book full that I haven't made yet as I have nowhere to put them. I will have to get myself a glass cabinet for them as they are pretty hard to keep dust free.
Now if we turn around we come to the not so pretty part. This is Aladdin's Cave, that luckily have doors! This is where I accumulate allot of shite LOL! There is everything from photography props to drawing pads that date back to around 2007. I tend to unwillingly collect art pads. I just can't get rid of them and I guess I shouldn't as they hold allot of history as in me progressing as an artist. I do like to look back in them and laugh about things I used to draw. This cupboard is great as it just holds so much stuff (not that that stopped me from filling it to the brim) and it looks quite neat when it is closed.
To my left sits another cabinet full of stuff! And a box on top, full of stuff too! I have so much stuff it's not even funny. I tend to scout bargain stores for things I "might" need for various reasons and then they just end up in a cabinet somewhere and will never be used. Anyway, this cabinet holds mostly boring things like printing paper, envelopes, flyers and stuff that I need for posting so it is actually full of things I DO need and on top of it sits my beloved airbrush which probably is one of my most cared for possessions. It is soooo clean and tidy as I just treasure it soooo much!
So yeah that is where I work and NO it is not always this tidy. Most of the time it looks like a bomb's gone off in here but I do share my work space with my other half and he tends to get a bit grumpy when it goes to bad, so I do my best to keep on top of things. When I had this room to myself it was a different story though....