Hello and happy July everyone! Today, I am super excited to be Cheryl Boglioli's Artist Crush! She has asked me a bunch of questions, so hop on over to her website to see what I have to say. Also, since she asked me a bunch of questions about my studio...or the Crafty Cave as I call it, I thought I would take some photos of ALL of it, and here they are. Don't judge!!! I am an artwork and craft supply hoarder! Mediums make the artist...so I have to have them all!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! It's super organized though, but all in a very compact space! Hey...whatever it takes! It makes me happy! A big thanks to Cheryl for having me!!!
|I have about a 10x10 foot space to work in, but I also have a storage room about the same size to house class materials in. Yes, this is crazy tight, but I love it. You will see lots of red things here.|
|This shelf holds all my tools, Distress Inks that stay home, Stencils from Tim and Wendy, pens, markers, color pencils, charcoals, chalks, crayons, Gelatos, plus a lot of art. I have lots of red pins to store them all in.|
|Art fills every inch of space! I LOVE that! More on that below. I have tons of beads and knobs in the wooden drawers, and the black cabinet houses all of my Tim paper, and vintage ephemera...I have A LOT of that!|
|This shelf holds all my Tim stamps, and of course more art up top, and books published by my friends that I love to peruse.|
|This shelf holds all my wooden stamps, tissues, Dremel, irons, glue guns, and all things encaustic...my fav...and oil paints and sticks. On top are several things I've made and gifts from friends too.|
|The bottom industrial cabinet matches the desk...also a gift from hubby. The top has all my Sizzix Machines, and the inside all of my dies and embossing folders, and all the special papers that I use to die cut with sometimes.|
|It looks messy, but all the dies are alphabetical by theme. The cabinet is huge and you can't see all the red baskets behind, but honestly, I could use another...yikes!|
|Underneath all of that are bins filled with supplies...embossing powders, Stickles, Alcohol Inks, tapes, glues, ephemera, you name it. And, all of my Wendy mediums are in there.|
|Then I have a shoe holder...lol...that houses more Tim tags, and technique cards. It covers up my beautiful French Doors...oh well! Then of course there is more art, and a piece with my bestie in it!|
|This is my favorite little space of art goodies. This space speaks to me more than any other...I LOVE all of it!|
|This old lamp, given to me by my hub's Grandparents is all metal, so it holds goodies and lots of magnet stuff. Those are two of my favs hanging from it, and a leather crown top it all.|
Well, now you've gotten a glimpse into my crazy art world and my crazy mind! Do you want to come over and play, because I have space...somewhere?!! Thanks for all the comments everyone, and thanks for visiting my Crafty Cave! And again, no judging! I'll be back soon!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon! -Anita