I think I mentioned that I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to sort through my craft supplies and there was just WAY too much Tupperware going on in my life. So in addition to moving the rubber stamps out of a drawer and hanging them on a wall, I also came up with a way to get the markers, colored pencils, and tools out of plastic as well. You can find one of these at most home goods stores in the bathroom/bedroom storage section – this one is from Ikea, but I also remember seeing them at TJ Maxx.
How do you store your marker collection?
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Posted in introductions, organization, photography, tagged arts and crafts, craft storage, design spaces, inspiration, organization, picnik, storage, studio space, table, work room, workshops on January 9, 2012 |
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A while ago I took pictures of my workspace that I use to make all of these creations and I’ve been waiting for just the right moment to share it with all of you. I never did share pictures of this apartment with anybody, which really is kind of a shame because it’s an awesome apartment. The catch 22 that I ran into was that when my apartment was clean enough to take pictures of it looked pretty lame because there was nothing in it and now that there’s all this stuff in it – it’s usually too much of a hot mess to take a picture of. So maybe one day – before I move out – you will all get to see my apartment. We’ll see. BUT – in the meantime, my workspace. I’ve taken this opportunity to try using the photo-editing software on picnik.com. For the other photo collages I had been using Photoshop, but I’ve heard good things about picnik from the Blogging Your Way class that I had signed up for, so I figured I’d give it a try. You seem to be able to use this software to do some pretty cool things – add text, add background, make collages, add effects, enhance the colors, neutralize, add stickers, etc, etc. Unfortunately, if you want all of the “premium options” you need to pay at leat $2.08/month. Here is my first picnik collage:
There is PLENTY of inspiration laying around my workspace – magazines, magazine clippings, paint samples, things that I bought from the dollar store, fabric swatches, old cards that I made, cards that people made me – and plenty of supplies (as you can tell by the ridiculous amount of Tupperware storage that I have). Every time a boy offered to help me move in college, I think they were blown away by the amount of Tupperware that came along with moving me (or maybe they were too worried about moving the piano to notice?).
This is probably the best overall picture I have of the space – so now you kind of have a feel for where the magic happens. It’s like my own personal Disney World.
I love Disney World.
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