Show us your Artspace!!!


Show us your Artspace!!!

Whether you create in a studio, atelier, shed, kitchen or on a coffee table, the artists' workspace has always been an intriguing place of information and interest to people.

Please share photos of YOUR mail art creating area. I want to see Artspaces in action, so no tidying up!! Let's see your pens, tools, glues, stamps, dirty wine glass, rubbish bin, storage space, etc!

Let's have a snoop in this group!!

Location: Down Under-a pile of art materials.
Members: 211
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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I just reorganized my artspace to make more room for more works in progress.

Started by Michael French. Last reply by Carien van Hest Apr 10. 1 Reply

I work on many pieces simultaneously - not just mail art: paper, mixed media, collage, panels- and I had run out of space to place incomplete work as it dries. So I built a storage rack with many shelves, shown here in the back corner. Now my…Continue

My artspace

Started by alessandro perini. Last reply by Carien van Hest Apr 10. 15 Replies

Hi, I show you my artspace.Continue

My two Artspaces

Started by April Jean Rocco. Last reply by Michael French Mar 2. 3 Replies

one space I make my mail art.Then I have a place to address outgoing and keep in coming ,mail art.

My Bitty Office March 8, 2016

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet. Last reply by Carien van Hest Jan 31. 3 Replies

Here's my artspace today, about like it usually looks. Semi-controlled chaos.

Here's my little messy space

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet. Last reply by Carien van Hest Oct 7, 2020. 4 Replies

But I have a window, which I love.

My space with my puppy!

Started by Bonniediva Jan 6, 2017. 0 Replies

I do everything when it comes to art... collage, paper, paint, jewelry, etc.

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 21, 2020 at 4:03pm

Always fascinating to see art spaces! 

My studio apartment was about 33 square meters ( 350 square feet?) and it was my bedroom, living room, kitchen, library...and art space. Vizma came and visited back in 2012.

Well it was sold last year, and I had to pack it all up:

(those are boxes and boxes of mail rt!)

 I was fortunate to rent a 30 square meter apartment in the same building as my son's place, (and my always mailing address). It is still a chore "unpacking" and finding space for everything. One day I'll have to post photos of an "organized "art space", if and when that may be?

"Studio 20"

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on September 21, 2020 at 4:02pm

The table top work area gets smaller over time. It'd due for a clean up but I've got an idea for a drawing so set up for that today. Some days, there's only room to do an ATC! hahaha  It's a very small room with one large window but the table is too long to fit in that area. Instead, my sewing machine table is set up by the window. The other wall is a built in book case with a tiny desk area for my laptop, and room for my ironing board always open used for both ironing and an extra work top. And lucky, me a small closet with a file big file cabinet, and hangers full of fabric, and storage above. I'm so fortunate. And this space is in our house, the former bedroom of our daughter, so I don't have far to go to get to my studio. Our children grew up in a studio. We didn't have a "family" room, we had a big room that my husband and I shared and the children played in it. They had access to all materials. The only rule was let us know when we run out of something. And be careful with sharp tools. hahahha They both are adults, they survived sharp things, and they're artists.

Comment by Linda Rogers on September 21, 2020 at 3:02pm

In Halifax, NS, they have reassembled the entire small cottage (tiny home) lived in by Canadian artist, Maude Adams. 

The inside of the house. 

How it looked in the lifetime of the artist (my husband was born in the same town as this house existed... Yarmouth, NS).

Comment by Linda Rogers on September 21, 2020 at 1:51pm

Interesting collection on the desk and walls @David. I'm also a fan of Inktense pencils (spotted your set) and was delighted to be able to order a few colours from open stock at Jackson's art supplies in London, UK to augment my set. Even with postage they beat any price I could find in Canada or the USA... well.. let me correct that, Delta Art in Edmonton beat the price by a few pennies, but had shipping costs so high ($16 for pencils dagnammit!) that Jackson's was better on checkout.

Comment by David Stafford on September 20, 2020 at 10:55pm

Artspace in late summer. Goldfish coffin provided by Diane Keys.

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 19, 2020 at 11:08pm

at one time my eldest started invading my desk terratory when he first started highschool and he liked doing his hw there, but he started leaving his studybooks there, and i decided enough is enough and started bellowing about tidying up. lmao.

Comment by Linda Rogers on September 19, 2020 at 10:59pm

It's always hard with children.  We are empty nesters that sold our largish family home 15 years ago and since then have lived in an urban condo that is only 750 square feet total so every space has to be multi use. When my grandchildren visit the fan belt comes off the treadle machine and the messier art supplies get locked away. There is a "kid basket" of supplies for them. Having everything in IKEA shelves and baskets is a pretty good system because I can change the configuration of shelves.  I really would like the Silhouette machine off the table though.  I just can't find enough shelf space right now. 

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 19, 2020 at 10:51pm

Linda R, its still a lovely looking space to sit n create....or contemplate. I dont really have a designated space marked out as such. I have the desk to sit at a do stuff, but the rest of my stuff has no home and is scattered around the house willynilly. my desk corner is in the corner of the dining room which is only divided from almost being an openplan room with the family room by a doorless archway. things are made even harder for me that i cant leave things out during a creative pause due to my younger child being autistic and inquisitive fingers

Comment by Linda Rogers on September 19, 2020 at 9:52pm

Heather, my art space is also my home office space and it is only set off from the rest of our condo by 2 sets of sliding shoji screens so it is essentially the corner area of an L-shaped living area in an open-concept condo. The table sits on top of the files for my biz (arts and non-profit communications/fund-development).

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 19, 2020 at 8:48pm

i get really envious of you lucky folks that actually have a creative space/room. ive never had one. i was so very close to having one about 14 years ago. id got the small box room all cleared out of my husbands batcholor junk and mess, and was about to start getting it all fixed up how i wanted it when son #1 popped into existance. lmao.




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