Barbara of the gorgeous & interesting blog, Folkways Notebook, wrote she'd like to see a bit of
The Messy Art Room that I'd mentioned. As I looked around today (tomorrow I re-organize!), it didn't seem there was anything that would be of interest to blog visitors. I don't collect tons of cool stuff as one artist I know does because I get overwhelmed by things. However, it was fun to stop & see what IS here.
Little piles of stuff all over, a favorite French Text, Bravo, a little rag under a bookmark with the Armenian alphabet, which was a gift from a dear friend.
The gulls are from a series I did after my post on gulls.
The city with newspaper boats is a clipping, perhaps from the New Yorker.
Maybe tomorrow it will be in a file.
But I like leaving images out on tables so that I can randomly glance at them.
But then, enough becomes enough & some distractions have to be put away.
Boxes of my sketches & of the art of others.
Not the most organized, but mostly, these days, I can find what I need.
If anyone has any organizational tips, I'd love to hear them!
Box of scrap watercolor paper for working small.
Some books about watercolor in French & English,
books on calligraphy & files of related articles, lessons & images.
Big plastic palette sitting on top of a jar that I transplanted from the kitchen.
I used to work in the kitchen & dining room in my old house. So, I'm super loving this workspace,
The Messy Art Room.