Sunday, May 18, 2008

Studio Pic

This week's theme on our blog is to show pictures of where we work. A studio, kitchen table, computer or wherever it is that we sit and create.

I have a little studio in my house. Is very tiny and has just a couple of small narrow windows on one of the walls, so there is really not much light. I wish I had huge windows and lots of natural light coming in but I can't complain really, I love my tiny studio.

This was a room filled with boxes and stuff that didn't have a place in the house. One day I just decided to go for it, and emptied it, painted the walls (and myself a bit, I used a roller for the first time), looked for a board and 4 poles to use as a table, added an old chair I had and ..tada! Suddenly there it was.. my studio :o)

I love going in there everyday, put some music on and start sketching.. creating.. painting. In my opinion, having a place to call our own where we can can really disconnect, helps a lot with the creative process.

So here it is:

You can click all pictures for larger view

left- This photo was taken from the entry door.
right- A shot of the right wall of the studio. 

Here is a close up of the table

These pictures are from the wall opposite to my table's wall.
You can see some paintings I've done (I went through a phase 
were I would paint one canvas after the other.. 
now my house is full of them, he, he) 
and my very important closet where I keep almost everything. :o)

Hopefully I didn't bore you all with my studio tour, I always love seeing everybody's work spaces so I thought it would be fun to share. 

I hope you have your own place to create and have fun, regardless of how small it might be!


Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast said...


Very cool to see your studio. Thanks!

Is it always as clean as it appears? I always picture artists as being surrounded by colourful, creative clutter, snippits of paper and scattered tools of the trade...

Alicia Padrón said...

Hi Andrea! Thanks :o)

Hee.. hee.. well I have to confess that I did clean up for the pictures. But usually, when I work, is not that bad either. The mess seems to concentrate on the table alone. I guess having such a small studio helps a bit because I try to have a place for everything, if I had more space then you bet that I will have more stuff in it... therefore more mess!

Kathy Weller said...

AH... if only I could keep my studio as tidy! :)
So FUN to see your space, Ali!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kate said...

Love the wall color! Pretty! And it is nice to see I am not the only artist to have had many styles before discovering children's illustration.

Alicia Padrón said...

Thanks Kathy! Well is not always as tidy ;o)

Thank you Kate! Funny, when I bought the paint for the walls I wasn't too sure, I thought a warm yellow would make it look bigger and brighter but I felt that the blue would be calming, so I went for it. I was a bit worried it would look like a hospital room.. he, he but it turned out fine :o)

patrice said...

Love your space, Ali! So fresh, clean and cozy. Beautiful paintings on your back wall there, wonderful colors and textures! And a closet full of supplies, irresistible!

Alicia Padrón said...

Yes, I love art supplies. Isn't it heaven when you get a brand new set of colored pencils.. with that wonderful smell? Or new set of watercolors? Those things make me so happy :o)

roz said...

This is a great theme, Ali. It's so fun to see where everyone works. I love the nook you created for yourself. Very pretty and so important to have a place to call your own. I LOVE seeing your sweet doggie too.

Alicia Padrón said...

Thanks Roz, Nina keeps me company while I work. I love that. :o)