Sunday, July 3, 2011

Studio Reorganization Number ?

I love organizing my studio!  I have no idea how many times I've tweaked it in the past 3 years but I'm sure this won't be the last.  I get an idea in my head for one small change and before you know it the whole room is upside down and I'm as happy as a pig in mud!  Maybe this time I'll let it be long enough to remember where I've stored everything.
View from the hallway.
Pottery, mosaics and stained glass.  The stained glass is in a unit that stored old LPs and singles at the local radio station where my husband was a DJ.
This big drafting table is one of the few pieces that has stayed in the same place through every reorganization.  The area in the corner is for my encaustic work.  It's higher so I can stand while I work and the window allows ventilation.
Ice cube trays from the Dollar Store make great storage for all my little charms, brads and beading supplies.  This shallow drawer unit is from Ikea.
Old pop caddies are perfect for keeping tools accessible.  Plastic cups help contain smaller items.
Wet zone for soap and paper making and dyeing fabric.
These map files hold my pressed flowers, larger sheets of paper and stamps.
This old microfiche cabinet was an auction find and it currently holds all of my different paints as well as batik, bookbinding, printmaking and silkscreen supplies.  Can you believe I once gave it to my husband to use for his tools!?  He wasn't surprised when I asked for it back.
Books and other reference materials and packaging supplies live here.  The armoire holds canvases and frames.
Now that my space is all organized and I have the whole summer ahead of me, I'm ready to create!  I worked on this encaustic piece while I worked on my studio.

Birch 2 - Encaustic - 12x12 on cradled wood panel

41 comments:

  1. Your studio is eye candy, among other things I'm so totally jealous of is your flat files from Ikea and the map file. I've been trying to get my hands on some vintage oak ones, but so far off the charts (pun intended)for $$$. I will have to check out Ikea! The studio looks super, Liz! And thanks for sharing your encaustic piece..it's very indicative of you! Nature and art.

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  2. Oh, I could come and live in your beautiful studio! I'd be happy there and never run out of exciting things to do. I love your style of organizing and all the different ways you cubbyhole your supplies. I can see classes of students there around your big table too. Birch 2 is so YOU with the tree and leaves!

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  3. Oh My! If I had a studio like that, I don't think I would ever go outside! But you have that beautiful lake! I love how you used the ice-cube trays and your new encaustic is wonderful!!

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  4. gorgeous! Love the icecube trays for small storage - brilliant

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  5. I never get tired of looking at studio spaces...and yours is a beaut! I love all those drawers filled with supplies.

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  6. Thanks all of you for stopping to look at my latest studio reorganization! Now I just have to leave it alone long enough to remember where everything is...like the table I ran into so hard yesterday that it hurts to walk! It wasn't there a few days ago!

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  7. Awesome space to work in Liz :)

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  8. Liz can you please provide your email id?We are paper makers ourselves and have completely fallen in love with your work :) We would like to contact you regarding Hand Papermaking.
    We would appreciate it alot if you do.
    Thankyou

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  9. Thanks, Naqsh! I can be contacted through my Etsy Shop at www.lizannasonthelake.etsy.com. Just send a convo and I'll get right back to you.

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  10. Liz...I just love your space. i told yah before...it is truly beautiful. Love your natural lighting! Just a great place to be creative!

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  11. You have a beautiful space and so organized!! I love the pieces you have incorporated into the space to hold your supplies. It looks like your creativity covers a lot of different mediums. The piece you pictured was gorgeous!
    Jane

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  12. Beautiful reorganization! When I get bogged down and frantic with deadlines, I take time to reorganize at least some part of my studio -- except my desk, which I'm afraid would bite me.

    I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces!

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  13. Your studio is amazing and I'm like you constantly tweaking and re arranging, nothing is going to stop me from having a space to create! I love everything! Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments! Hugs Marilou

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  14. Wow, I love all of your creative ideas for storage! Ice cube trays, map drawers for dried flowers, love it! Very beautiful space you have here :) Thank you for sharing!

    ~Alli

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  15. Wow! Such a great space and love your views. Water is so inspirational and calming. Thanks for sharing you space. Have a great day. Angela

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  16. Just love it all, and your kitty! What funny markings, he or she is adorable and so is your space! :)

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  17. What a wonderful space to create! Thanks for sharing, Teresa from foxhollowtales.com

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  18. Ohhh...to have a sink in my studio! But, more importantly, to have those views and be that near to water! I live across from a river and love to look out the window and see the sun glistening on it, but it isn't like your view! Loved your studio and organization, but just can't take my eyes off of that water...you are blessed! bertie
    www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

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  19. You know I have always loved your studio, Liz-Anna. I have enjoyed spending a bit of time there again today.
    Elizabeth

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  20. Such a wonderful, large and inviting studio! Using ice cube trays is a great idea. Thanks for the tour!

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  21. Beautiful job as usual Liz - what a fun place to lose oneself for a few hours!

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  22. Oh my goodness! It's wonderful!! I especially love that you have a sink in there!!! Lucky you! Thank you so much for joining the party and letting everyone enjoy your awesome space!
    xo,
    Karen

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  23. I love that sink in your studio. Gosh that is so great. How many times a day do I have my fingers loaded with paint or glue or something dirty. A sink so close is a luxury item. Love this. You have a lot of things to work with. I bet they are a creative call to you. *smiles* Norma

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  24. A wonderful space, large tables to spread out and a sink!!!!! I have to haul water into my craft cottage!!!

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  25. Yeah! You're all organized...now let's make stuff and mess it all up! (wink) Really though...what a fantastic space you have! Thanks for the tour!

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  26. Beautiful, well organized studio. Loved looking at all your treasures and asrt supplies. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Wow, very nice studio.I'm like you always changing things around, already changed a few things since posting for this party. I really like the wet zone, that is so unique. Enjoyed the tour very much and nice to meet you.
    Hugs...Lu

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  28. I'm so happy that you have all stopped by for my studio tour! I'm away on a little holiday right now but checking in whenever I can. I'll have lots of visiting to do when I get back.

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  29. ice cubes trays! Genious! your space looks ery well organized! WTG!

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  30. It looks like you have great views from all those windows and love the ice cube tray storage idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Your studio is beautiful and so well organized! I love all your windows, wonderful natural light.
    I love tiny drawers and yours are so organized.
    Thanks for sharing your space, I enjoyed the tour.

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  32. What a great space, I would love the sink too. Thanx for dropping by my place and I enjoyed my visit to yours.

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  33. It is so perfectly organized and what a fantastic setting by the lake! Wow Wow!

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  34. Oh, what a lovely space you carved for yourself! You're so organized! I love the old soda caddy and how you repurposed it! And my, a sink in your studio? Awesome.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Reina
    http://everythinganastacia.blogspot.com

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  35. I LOVE the icecube tray idea - I just need a storage unit to hold them

    what size plastic cups do you use in your coke tray? they look like they fit perfectly and I need some

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  36. How wonderful, Liz-Anna! Your studio is beautiful and inspiring, and is clearly a place where art gets made! I admit to envy over those lovely map drawers...they're just what I need, and your encaustic piece is stunning...:)

    Thanks for letting me visit!

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  37. I'm still hopping around to the wonderful studios on the tour whenever I get a chance. I'm so glad the links stay posted! If I haven't been to yours yet, I will. Sherry, I just used the regular sized clear plastic disposable drink cups most grocery stores carry. The styrofoam ones would probably work, too.

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  38. I ADORE that sunflower painting. My buddies in the army, 3 of us, gave each other "flower" names. Being young and not so board, girls;) Everyone called us the three musketeers.lol Awww. some of my best memories. We even gave our own concerts for everone. Singing Journey songs. Me, who had been so extremely shy till then.
    Anyway...if you did not guess...my nickname was/is "Sunflower" online. My parents bought a very expensive sunflower painting on our family reunion cruise. Yep, they took all of us. The painting is to be mine someday. But I have to say, I wish it had been yours they bought.;) So So very beautiful.

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  39. Thank you! Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers and I love to grow them but this summer I didn't and I miss them so much! I guess I'll have to raid someone else's garden.

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  40. Love the sinks in the room! What a great addition. I recently redid my room and I call it my happy place! Hope yours bring you much joy as well.

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