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Welcome to My Studio

Since I’ve just started this blog a week ago, I thought it might be fun to invite you in to see my studio space. It is in a constant state of change and organization…I’m never satisfied or finished with it, but come on in anyway.

On this particular day everything is set up for a Play Day class with three 8 foot tables running down the center of the space. If the class is small enough, we all work together on the same project and I give directions as we work. If there are too many in the class to work together, I’ll set up in stations. After instructing each project, everyone goes to a station, finishes that project before moving on to the next. Generally, we finish three projects in about two hours.

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This space is to the left as you enter and many times I’ll show a SU! Film featuring a new product on this computer screen. Most of the time I will have that product and will do a quick demo to show how to use it and then give them each a chance to try it out.

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Here’s a view of how I store my ink pads and markers. I keep like colors together, not by SU! Color families. If I’m looking for a red, I want to see all of them and really don’t care what color family it is in. Guess I’m funny that way.

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All punches are up on the wall on racks from IKEA where I can see them.

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Each month the samples are changed, but I always have lots of new samples ready.

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I keep all my card stock in this cabinet from Hobby Lobby. The drawers are 12×12. Current DSP is also stored here. The drawers are labeled so I can find what’s needed quickly. Once again I file like colors together, not by families.

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And lastly here is an old DVD cabinet converted for stamp storage. I’ve been stripping all my wood mounted stamps to use with acrylic blocks and smaller storage cases. This is not all my stamps by any stretch, but I hope to finish all these conversions eventually.

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It’s all a little hodge-podge, but I love it! When someone comes to my studio for the first time, they are a little awestruck and maybe overwhelmed, but I remind them I have been at this for years.

Thanks for stopping by. Are you getting inky today?

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