Thursday, March 1, 2012
Tools and Tips
I have also started the habit of cleaning my studio at the end of the day, period. If I walk in to a messy space I just turn and walk back out. It does not inspire me to have to start my day searching for tools and clearing a space. When my deck was my work space, it was just depressing, I had a constant mess because I did not honor that space. I was just dealing with my circumstance and not loving one minute of it.
Now I have a real place to work and it makes all the difference. It is small and efficient. My work tables are set up in an L shape configuration with another table in the middle of the floor. I have two pieces of loose canvas that I work on. That way I can just take them out and hose them off when they need it. I tried using sheet rock but it deteriorates so fast I gave up on it. I have lots of ware boards that I have picked up along the way, lots of stamps and texture tools that I don't use so much anymore, and I keep a tool box in my studio now for easy access to a hammer or pliers or a screw driver, you just need those things from time to time. The one thing I don't have is great lighting. During the day, when the sun is bright, it's fine, but at night or on a cloudy day, I really need better light. So that's pretty much it.
Let's see your tools!