My house was built in 1975 and is very typical of houses built in the United States at that time. Luckily, it had a finished playroom in the basement.
What started out with a mishmash of stuff, like an old couch, book shelves, just odd furniture. When painting became more and more a part of my life, the room was gradually taken over. Finally, about three years ago, we ripped up the carpet, got rid of all the furniture and took everything out of the room that was not art related.
Above, you can see the art table that was built – it is 6 x 4 ft. with a shelf under neath.
This table was built in the studio – it would have to be taken apart to get it out! It is staying there as long as I’m here!
As you see, there is an exterior door in my studio. We built a small “drying patio” outside – and I hope to expand upon it eventually. Plant some flowers, get some garden furniture, make it a meditative garden!
I installed a metal strip to hang works up works in progress (with magnets), or place them on the shelf below.
The flat file came from a gallery that was going out of business. The book shelves were cleaned out of everything but collage material.
You may notice there are several chairs around the studio. I am in a book club for artists that meets here monthly. I’m also in a critique group that meets here periodically too!
I love the space – I believe the room is around 25×15 ft. But, there are things on my wish list. As I mentioned above, I’d like to make a meditative garden outside. AND – someday I’m going to put a sink down there!!!
If you are ever in Atlanta, let me know – I love to have guests!
Not only do I think this is a great space, I love the fact that you are in both a art book reading club and a critique group! So cool. So smart! I know there are now a few of you in our Flying Lessons ecourse who live in Georgia — I see a trip forming in the future. 🙂
I love your creative space and especially the size and spaciousness of your table. What a great idea. Love that you took over such a huge area of your home for your creative art space. So inspiring.
I love your table vickie, the height & shelves underneath are awesome! thanks for sharing your studio space! so fun to see where you create.
That table is amazing!! What a great idea that was, especially with the shelf underneath with everything right at hand. Love it! We should make a date to get together one of these days, it would be fun.
Love hearing about others’ studios.
I will be writing a future blog post
about the renovation of a much
needed studio space which may
appear sometime next year.
I am so cramped in the shared
current space ( office and studio)
with my hubby. It will be exciting
planning. I know you are happy with
Also, my husband’s niece lives outside
of Atlanta. Glad to hear from other
East Coast Southern Fliers!
thank you for all your posts – my partner Joel made the table. I don’t uses the easels as much anymore! i’d love to get together with my Georgia flyers!
This is one of my favorites so far. The table, love!
What a great studio space and the table! envy!
thank you – Joel built me the table – he designed it and put it together for me