The new studio space is finally finished- Welcome!
Come in and stay for a moment, won't you?
I am so excited to reveal my studio space. It took the better part of this past summer to complete!
I've added all new working storage for tools, supplies and packaging. Filing cabinets were painted and decoupaged, a new counter top was cut to size and painted for the vintage flat files, and new cube shelves were purchased to go on top. Oh and those cute fabric boxes? Up-cycled from old cardboard boxes! (I used this tutorial)
With cheery fabric now lining the unfinished basement walls, colorful boards displaying doses of inspiration, and treasured vintage decorative items placed about, my studio is finally a bright, pretty and functional space!
Multiple large table surfaces have been designated for specific purposes: jewelry, paper crafting, sewing, fabric and pattern layout/cutting, and drawing/collage. Now I have plenty of room to make all of the art I love so much!
There's even a comfy space to relax, read, and critique art! (Or chat with a friend who is visiting!)
I have all of my favorite collections out on display- like my Art Beads in this wonderful old Printer's Type Tray. Visitors love picking up and examining the beads, and it serves as a way to stage coordinating beads while I am working on new designs.
There's even a few friendly faces placed about to ensure a good sense of humor is always nearby!
I will be spending a lot of time here... if you don't hear from me for a bit, you'll know why!
Next on the Elysian Studios agenda:
creating new jewelry, new paintings and a new shop!
In order to clear out some inventory to make way for the new, I will be re-opening my Etsy shops soon to have a sale! Stay tuned!