I have decided that this is the "Summer of the Studio". I intend to finish creating the space that I need to work efficiently and happily. That I will stay organized, that everything will have a home and that I will have easy access to all of my supplies. I've built most of the furniture in my studio and have made things to fit the way I work, my space and the containers I have. I don't have a closet and have to be creative with storage. Since my studio opens off of the living room it's "public space" and, in an ideal world, should be presentable. I spent part of the recent Memorial Day weekend working on a new piece of furniture for my studio - a window seat. It isn't finished yet and needs a cushion, but you can get an idea of how it will look.
The flat files at either end are from Dick Blick (I *could* have made them, but this was easier!) There is storage for my thread boxes, containers for paint and markers and samples for classes, my back-up sewing machine and the file box with all of my art business records. The flat files hold most of my finished quilts (yes, I work small) and about a third of my paper collection. The openings will have doors over them to cut down on the visual clutter.
These are some of the containers I use to corral paintstiks, brushes and colored pencils. Flower pots are terrific because they're waterproof and portable.