Studio Peek

Since I’ve been busy in the studio, I
thought I’d give you a peek so you can see where I create my art.
Some of you have been asking for awhile now so here you go. As usual
click on the images to see a larger version.


As
you enter the studio, this is the first view. In the center is my main
workbench. This is where I journal, work on altered books, paper
collages and do the preliminary building of my assemblages. To the left
are the carts where my unmounted rubber stamps, papers, ephemera and
scraps are stored. To the right, my drill press, tool and hardware
drawers, and supply storage.

If
you look further to the left as you stand in the front door you’ll see
the soldering and metalworking station (hidden behind works in
progress) and an antique letter sorter I use to store bits and pieces.
On top of the sorter is my collection of dolls, otters and other odd
stuffed toys.

From
the front door to the right, you’ll see a storage rack filled with
plastic tubs and bins filled with papers, ephemera, odd and ends and
junk I saved for assemblages and sculptures. There’s the supply shelves
and cabinet as well.

Here’s
a front shot of the letter sorter filled with various and sundry
goodies with the dolls and stuffed toys on top. They live in my studio
because they creep Manthing out.

This
is the encaustic station. The old crock pot holds my encaustic medium
and the peg board keeps my metal working tools handy. Directly to the
right of the encaustic station is the soldering and metalworking
station (not pictured).

And
finally, here’s a close up of my workbench. The top shelf serves as a
bit of an altar. The middle shelf holds reference and idea books,
supplies, materials and tools. The workspace also hold not only the
latest project (which were altered cabinet cards that day) but more
supplies and tools.

Now you have an idea of what my studio looks like! Whatja think?

*Note: You’ll also find an album of these photos on the main page.

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