Studio Work Space

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Today we're heading into Lisa's studio for a peek into the place where she creates best.

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My computer nook is where I begin my research for upcoming projects. My favorite thing about this corner is the hexagonal cork matrix. It adds a great geometric background for all my pictures, inspiration, and important keepsakes. I also have my color chart on the wall to remind me of the spectrum of colors at my disposal. And lastly, no desk of mine would be complete without my planner. It keeps me focused and on task. (Pay no attention to the calendar that says November... I'm a slacker and forgot to change it to December.)

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I have an L-shaped standing desk. This allows me to go from my computer side to the messy creation side with just a quarter turn on my stool. It makes for quick productivity when I am using reference photos or am switching back and fourth from computer to written.

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Once I'm ready to create, I move to the floor. I work best when I have a ton of space to move around. I love using oversized mix-media pads to work in. They give me a lot of freedom to use big strokes and then cut it down to size. Here I'm practicing watercolor foliage for some Christmas card wreaths I'm painting for the holidays.

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My favorite storage method of my paints is the Ikea RASKOG utility cart. (Not an ad, I just LOVE this thing...) It has adjustable tiered shelves so it fits everything exactly like I need it too. I use it to store my acrylic paints, paint mediums, and spray paints. It is perfect to roll around on the floor when I'm working and in the zone.

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Finally, I have a million of these organizer art boxes. This one stores my brushes and random un-loved writing utensils. I store everything from washi tape to stamps to post-its in these boxes. They keep me organized, and that keeps me happy!

Thanks for stopping by to look around my studio!

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