Every now and then, I sit down and come up with some things I would like in my studio. One of my first posts when I was beginning this blog for my Marketing for Artists class was a writing prompt discussing My Dream Studio. While many of the details I described in that post still hold true, some keep changing. I think I'd need my studio at home, but in a separate room where I could close the door. And that would be ideal for just starting out. Maybe if I made more money, I could afford a space outside of home to do workshops. But, I even made a piece about my dream studio and had it attached to my home.
Obviously I know it's a tiny space, and probably nothing like that exists in San Diego...but it's a nice thought. (I'd like a larger living area though.)
Anyway, I still want the same laid back routine I described in this other post. It was nice going back and reading that particular one, especially since I long for days where I can do what I want and still be productive in my own space and make things.
Much of the same things hold otherwise...storage, a place to clean screens, table for workshops, I like the idea of having maybe a stacking door system for the natural lighting, but also so I can have fresh air, ventilation, and be able to access the drying lines outside easier.
Image via Rylock
Recently, I saw a post from Closet Case Files blogger, designer and sewer Heather Lou regarding her new studio space. She has an AWESOME cutting table in her studio she built herself. What's even MORE AWESOME is that she wrote a tutorial so you can make your own. When I'm at a point where I'm not moving around as much, I really want to make one. And, with the tops being removable, I could totally make multiple table tops for either cutting fabric or screen printing! So yeah. That table is must in my studio now.
I'm sure I'll come up with more things as I go, as I usually do.