This is a large old piece with twelve drawers I work at in the studio. In the rest of the studio I have set up stations to define space for specific projects so I can work on more than one thing at a time. The top of this piece sometimes has three projects going. I took a food display box and applied gesso (one day I may paint or collage it) and this is where I keep an art journal that is in process. It is visible (so I don't forget about it) and kept in one spot when I'm not working on it.
This is a top view of the art journal storage box. Something as simple as a gessoed food display box (used to hold microwave popcorn packets) can make me feel sane and help to keep me on track. I also make constant lists to stay on track.
This is a piece of glass I had cut, at the local lumber store, to use as a paint palette. I have used regular palettes and disposable palettes. I have used foam trays and plastic lids for palettes. This was recommended by Daniel Edmonson. He is a terrific oil painting instructor that I am happy to say I am taking his marvelous Art Masters Program class. (So if I'm not too shy about it I may be showing you some oil paintings in the future...) The scraper is used to clean the glass. This sits on top of the big old piece with all the drawers. I can put a table top easel on this, or use a full easel on the floor.
You can see the piece of glass infront of the TV. I have a TV so I can view instructional DVD's. Maybe on a Wednesday night I turn the TV on for a couple of sitcoms I like to watch...The Middle and Modern Family...then off it goes. I don't like too much noise while I work. I get enough of that at the day job. One exception is during the Christmas season. I tend to play Christmas movies over and over. Now if someone would come and fix the humming sound my fan in the computer is making I'd be very grateful. (hhhuuummmmm......Driving me nuts...)
Stayed tuned for more studio adventures,