My happy place used to be inside my mind. I can go inside that happy place whenever I want, even only about ten minutes to write some journal of the day, or to paint for three hours straight (if the kids were not stumbled upon my paint and brushes that I put on our living room floor.)
Now, my happy place have a form of a room.
My studio. My sanctuary.
A real place where I can put all my 'make happy' things, from functional stocks of papers and embellishment, pure decoration things that make me smile which I collected over the years, and things that can trigger inspirational thoughts.
You want to see it all, don't you?
Let's begin from my table.
A stock of pens, pencils, markers, gel-pens that a girl must have. My daily journal sits here for awhile after being taken pictured to be published few days ago. And a bucket of papers behind it is my throw-in-here papers and ephemera that I find daily, brochure from stores or from a journey, tickets, postcards, letters, 'anything good to keep' things (in my point of view, of course), so I easily dig in the bucket when I need those things.
To the corner of my table, I can find this.....
And to the other corner behind my table, I have this one. A functional corner where I can wash my brushes, paint and hands immediately.
with the functional buckets (not to mention cute.....oh, I love this once I saw it at IKEA) to store all my painting-related-things. Move to the side of it....one of my white rack where I can display things.
Zoom in to these two shelves below.......here you can see just how many photos that I already printed out and ready to scrap. Yeah, they are hugely a lot, I know. But as a non-truster-of-hard-disc-that-can-get-crashed-anytime, I think I am safe with these (for awhile).
On the upper shelf are all the mini albums that I made so far......
and the jars of happiness buttons (oh, that's just the way I call them, because I think they are certainly happy to be put together in one place after such a long time)
The next is my other white rack, this one filled with boxes which are filled with things too.
Told you before that I love nonfunctional things which to make me smile are their only job to do. Back to the functional business......here on the upper of my wooden cupboard, I store my scrapbooking papers...... And inside the cupboard......
(you really want to see?)
I know I will never get it tidy and perfectly in order, so here they are just the way it is now and will be.
My stocks of embellishment and mini albums...and things..... albums....and more things...... fabrics.....and still more things....... Now, close down all the cupboard doors....I think I really want to show you this.....this portable drawers that I found in a hardware store, which, I know, used by hair-dressers, but I believe will be functional for a scrapbooker too. Don't believe me? Come and see it for yourself! ( I love the fact that I can drag it near my table when I am scrapping and put it away after I finished. Simply fabulous.) Inside the drawers are these.....first....I put together all my borders or long form left over scrap... second drawer.....stamps and inks......
third drawer....left over tiny scraps papers or any tiny things.....
fourth drawer.....strings, embroidery floss, threads....
fifth drawer.....metal things : brads, eyelets, spare blades, or other metal embellishment... sixth drawer ......clear stamps....(which clearly will not be enough in here anymore later).... seventh and eights drawer......ribbons and fibers....lots of them.... That's all what inside eight drawers.....
You still will find this nonfunctional-but-I-can't-resist things like this at my corner..... Well.
That's really all.
Today, when I sit in this studio writing for this post, I wonder what will be the differences between having a studio in my mind, and in this room.
Do I need a studio to be more creative?
Do I need a studio to be more productive?
Or do I need a studio to become an artist?
I hear my heart whispers, "No."
And I could not agree more.
I need this studio to store all my supplies so my family will not feel like their live inside a scrap room all the time(Yes, my old living room already transformed into half scrap room with all my things...).
I need this studio to display that supplies, because when I see those items often enough, I will use them. Believe me, it's true.
I need a room with a door that I can shut if I want to be 100% entangled with my art, or if I have to leave it as it is and need no one touch it until I get back again.
That. That is what a studio for me is for.
When the more creative, more productive issues are always depend on what happened inside the studio in my mind.
Oh, how grateful I am for such a happy place.
Inside my mind and here. I'll make my first art in here later today.
Good day to you all, my friends....and again....nice to have you all here with me.....
Thanks for visiting!