Creativity can be sparked by your surroundings and fitting that my blog topic today is about how my surroundings have changed and inspired creativity.
Recently, moving the workspace studio to a new location was a bitter and sweet experience. I transferred my supplies to a smaller but more controlled area. Some of my storage ideas are the same and some have been adapted to the space and needs and new shelving of the new creative space. I find my creative space to be inviting, inspiring and functional.
For me and my Studio Space bigger was not necessarily better for several reasons, I need to have a focus on easy-to-reach tools and supplies in a more controlling and tidy area.
My supplies need to be close at hand to use quickly. I have found that arranging my supplies that I use often to be within an arms reach works out to be a more productive solution. I don’t need much room to work. I used to have a large table/desk area for designing. Today, I have found that I am more focused and have more control of tool use if I am limited in my desk surface. It has also made new sense to me to try a different approach to how I go about using my supplies and beads.
I have decided to TRY to replace all of my supplies at the end of each project to their proper storage area. Before this type of dedicated designing, I was searching many times for something that I needed: a tool or small findings that were often times right in front of my face which were previously over-looked due to clutter and confusion in the first place!
Being more conscious and careful of my workspace has proven to cut down on the amount of extra supplies I have out and then eventually the amount of time that is needed to clear a space for a new fresh beginning. I think I am going to like my new-found love of organization. What do you think of my creative space?
This is one view of a few separate and distinct “work zones” I have created. The area in the photograph above is my “clay zone”. It is where all of my supplies are arranged so that making beads with clay and clay tools are all together in one spot. So far, I have managed to keep it a clean and productive work area. When I sit in each zone, I know what my focus is and should be. Being in focus is step one to productive creativity.
Other such work zones I have created are 1. The Design Table (which is a small corner desk close to the pull-out drawers where a variety of my beads are located), 2. The Work/Display Table (small table with a cute fabric cover to serve as a flat surface for larger projects), 3. The Clay Zone (as described above) and 4. Storage zones (shelving and closet space organized to house anything I would need for both jewelry-making, painting and other arts/crafts projects. It is surely a fun place to create. I am inspired even MORE to use my creative energy and to
BE CREATIVE EVERYDAY!
For a look at creative items designed in my work space, please visit the Club Creative Studio link:
- O is for Organize (clubcreativestudio.wordpress.com)