My art workspace is dedicated to Saint Luke, the Patron Saint of artists, he himself being an artist, a physician, and the very skilled writer of two books in the New Testament.
As you can see above I almost had a heart attack when pricing "wall organizer" items and instead of purchasing those over-priced things I dug around in the house and dairy. Much to my delight I discovered an assortment of tins and other containers that Husband then attatched to the wall using his concrete drill. (Some of the containers are hung by strong velcro ~ we'll see if that lasts!) Now all of my most heavily used art tools will be readily at hand instead of buried inside of boxes and bins inside of a shelf. Much better! As you can see the mismatched hodge podge of cups, popsicle bin, tins, old plastic food storage containers, and even an incense canister have managed to work well together in a funky artsy sort of way. Not bad!
Above sits one of the yellow shelves ~ I've done my best to utilize every bit of available space including the tight area above the window. My goal here is to be able to organize the various work spaces of the dairy studio in such a way that everything is easy to get at without having to paw through piles of clutter. Less avalanches that way! If I want to make a cup of tea I can simply reach for a teacup without breaking three others in the process. ;-)
One thing I have discovered during this adventure is that I don't do well with organizing things inside of solid boxes and tins. I end up having a very hard time remember what is where and even labels can leave you not 100% certain of the contents. I managed to find some inexpensive clear boxes at a local office supply shop that solved the problem perfectly! (I will still use some solid storage for some things, sure.) Again, the goal is to make things easy to access and locate without me (or anyone else) wasting large chunks of valuable free time hunting in vain... I mean, nothing kills the creative momentum like the frustration of trying to find that one single thing you absolutely need in order to carry on! Arrrg... been there, done that too many times lol
It is really nice to have a space dedicated specifically to creativity, be it art, crafts, soapmaking, cooking, or writing. Now all of my instruction dvds, books, articles, etc. are in one place and right there when I need them! No more having to try and find things upstairs in the main "library" (tiny room with shelves hehehe) or maybe kicking around in the livingroom or stashed in the attic ~ if I want to work on a craft or art technique or homesteading skill I will have the information right there in the same creative space where I am working.
I found that tree wall art on sale on the Internet and I just LOVE it! Up close the leaves are actually really cute ~ they are "made" of various fabrics, even newspaper clippings. I've found that being surrounded by creative things helps to inspire me in so many ways! It's rather interesting that I prefer my creative space to be organized but in a sense totally cluttered with mismatched funky this-and-that, clashing colours, and enough visual "activity" to make you dizzy. If this were Feng Shui I'd have to call it, "Merry-Go-Round" ...