Thursday, February 11, 2010

Something besides snow pictures.

It's fun to see where other artists create. Here's a picture of where I do my acrylic painting, in the studio. Some day I'll treat myself to another adjustable height office chair. This one gets to be a little hard on my back. The far wall holds shelving with all sorts of things for mixed media.
You name it and it's probably in a plastic bin. Also, all my quilting and fiber books are on one of the shelving units. I do my water color painting over there by the window. The far left shelves are full of paper and stamping items. The painting on the easel is the first layer for my second, graffiti sheet, swap. Since I took this picture I have added three more layers to it.
This is my graffiti canvas. I'm waiting to receive my graffiti papers from Yvonne and Liz and then I'll start adding more layers to it. I'm pleased with how it looks right now.
Ahhhhh, the infamous Easter egg placemat. I think it was $2.99 on sale, maybe 30% off. I forget.
Here are the shapes cut out from the placemat and I've already used two of them and they are GREAT for stencils. They are thick enough to stay put on the paper and I used a stencil brush to apply the paint. They were easy to clean and I'll be reusing them.
The rest of the place mat will be easy to cut and trim and make my own stencils from it.

:)Bea Create!


  1. Anonymous2:52 PM

    How wonderful for you to have this place of your own to work. We all need our own space, and it seems like it would encourage creativity and productivity. Did I see somewhere that it's a separate building. I want a studio like this!

  2. Barbara, for years I had my fiber studio in a guest room upstairs and my paint and messy mixed media stuff down in the garage. It worked because it's what I had.
    When we need to create we make space, where ever it is. :)Bea

  3. I was born nosey, and with years of practice have become very good, so I've enlarged and snooped through your entire studio. It's wonderful space, and so well organized!
    Your graffiti sheets look great already, and I loved the idea of the place mats.
    Even though it's a snow scene, your header is truly a knock-out!

  4. Thanks Babs, I love it up there. I'm so happy with how it turned out and it's so nice to have everything in ONE PLACE. I'll have to keep cleaning up and post pictures of the rest of the work space. :)Bea

  5. I work upstairs where I store most of my buttons and fibers. I work
    "wet" on the back deck in the summer and in the garage. Your little nest is so inviting and I wish I could be a nosy rosy and poke around in the cubby holes! I do wish I could have gone to JoAnns for the place mat ala stencils for Spring but I forgot my wallet...Yikes! Have a great time in your studio and create until your hearts content. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  6. Bea Bea Bea, I am diggin' your studio BIG TIME! You gotta take more pics for show and tell. I want to see what's around the corners, etc. Love what I've seen so far; know I'll love more of it. Cool graffiti art btw!

  7. Wow, that's neat and organized - great workplace. Love that placemat and your graffiti art - very creative.

  8. Perfect timing! I've just been going back through your blog and after seeing the stages, it's great to see your wonderful studio filled up and functional!

  9. Thanks everybody. I guess I better go take some pictures of the rest of the space. :)Bea

  10. I love how your studio turned out. It is so beautiful!

  11. I just love that graffiti sheet. When I layer things they end up a bit of a mess. I obviously haven't got it quite right yet!! Love the easter egg mat.