having recently reworked my art space so that floor sitting is possible, I’m eager to show it off!what does your studio/art space look like?here is mine: Along with a much messier storage area which also houses a creative space for my daughter:
I LOVE how you've organized your space!! and it's so interesting to see how we all have these tiny little spaces that we do our miniatures in.
Anastasia, this is fabulous! What interesting objects for inspiration!!
I love seeing this Anastasia and it's also a nice memory of your very important transition times... from end of A Level, then a kind of enforced gap year of miniatures, then you're off to uni! I'd love to see pics of your studio - however it shapes itself, even a simple desk in a dorm, it's your space - when you do go to uni, and how you continue painting your miniatures there! Miniatures are ideal actually as small and portable.
I like the handy anatomy references. The wall was always brilliantly creative. Yes I agree the desk set up in 'After' looks much clearer. Mine looked like that about a year ago, hehe! Now it's like the 'Before'. Stuff just accumulates like sand!
I’m very late posting my photos! I ended having a huge sort out of cupboards and stuff because I’m trying to be organised for when I go to uni! So, anyway, here are before and after photos of my desk (I have had this space since I was sixteen so the pictures on the wall vary wildly from photos of Assyrian reliefs and drawings to band posters and fan art, as well as that pomegranate which is a drawing/painting I did in 2018 for an exam.)
Featuring my skeleton incense burner, salt lamp, tiny Assyrian winged bull, skull, mosaic coaster and desk lion! The wall hasn’t changed much, but I made the desk vaguely more organised!
And here is the other wall, which is always behind me on Zooms - this is mostly things I started as part of my A Level exam which I was basing on memento moris. There is also a lot of stuff I made this time last year and I haven’t really changed anything since - I should refresh it a bit and put some miniatures up!
Yes, it is lovely. I see iridescent hummingbirds in their swooping mating dance outside this window, and sometimes the gorgeous gamboge hooded orioles as well.
Brilliant window and natural light!
Oh, I would so love to see 'Fire' when it is done or whenever you choose to share. I know I will love it! Even though we recently had too close of a call with a wildfire out here just a week or so ago -- our house backs up to a contiguous wild area to parkland that burned. All the creatures -- the heart grieves.
I took a photo of my somewhat tidied up desk -- still a chaotic whirl but you know how it is!
Thank you @Kathlyn Powell ! That fire painting is called simply FIRE! - as that's just what it is. I should post about it online somewhere soon, it's actually finished and I'm even pleased to say that the giant miniature behind it is also 90% done, I just worked on it today! Can we see some of your studio selfies too?
LOVE the fire painting in progress above your desk! And like that you’re embracing a bit o’ chaos. Then I won’t beat myself up about it... when your friends mutter about Kondo around you, you know, a girl starts to think they’re telling you something!
I love seeing all of these! Mine is a mess and I'm a recovering Montessori/Kondo haha, and rehabilitating back into my true self, ie. embrace the mess!
My very messy studio! No peacock throne for me!
@Vaishali Prazmari @Nadia Bouhdili @Anastasia Doran @Susan Dobrian your turn!