I really enjoy seeing the spaces people create for themselves to work in, especially when they share little quirks and modifications they’ve made for their unique needs because then I can get ideas on what to do with my space.
Before I go any further I just want to say there’a a lot I want to do with this space, but haven’t yet. It’s very much a work in progress and is evolving with my needs, interests, and projects. My goal for this year is to increase the amount of workspace and improve functionality because right now it’s kind of bursting at the seams with stuff.
Alright, let’s get into it!
Welcome to my studio space!
I’ve made a few changes over the past couple years to make it more comfortable and enjoyable to work in. I added a few lights, a space heater, and some leftover laminate flooring because, if it wasn’t obvious, my studio is in our garage, which makes for a very dim and dungeon-y experience.
This is my work table. Right now it’s a bit cluttered, but honestly, it’s looked worse. It seemed disingenuous to tidy it up, so you’re seeing it in its natural state of chaos.
These shelves above the work table are where I keep most of my supplies. I have so many random things up here, but the stuff I use most often is on the lower shelf and each subsequent shelf is full of stuff I use less and less frequently.
There’s still-life supplies like bones, eggs, and pieces of metal, and then there’s an assortment of paints, pencils, erasers, and paint brushes. I’ve also got scraps of canvas, stretched canvases, gesso, and plaster gauze.
To the right of my table is this yellow scaffolding. I painted a mural once and needed the scaffolding in order to do it. Now it just functions as storage shelves. I have a mat cutter, a roll of canvas, some old paintings, a table easel, sketch pads, gessoed canvases, a couple disc brakes, some iron shoes, wire, etc.
In summary, too much stuff…
My easel is setup to the left of the work table along with some crates full of books and more supplies, like colored pencils, watercolors, and a flip book kit.
And then to the left of the easel I have a chair, which I don’t really utilize all that much. My hope is that once I get the rest of the garage tidied up a bit more I’ll be able to let our cat come out here while I work and he can chill on the chair. Wishful thinking… #studiocat
So that’s the bulk of the studio! I have so so SO much I want to do with it, and it’s going to take some time, but I’m really trying to prioritize making it a space I enjoy being in. With the pandemic and quarantine and so many of us working from home, I’m sure you can relate to wanting to make your work space as welcoming, enjoyable, and functional as possible.
I have some more flooring I’d like to lay and cover more of the concrete and build out the space. I’d also like to de-clutter and purge a lot of crusty supplies and my old iteration work (I have a bad habit of holding onto everything – à la Andy Warhol). I definitely want need to build in some more storage space within the work table, and add caster wheels to it as well.
Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing an update near the end of 2021! I’d like to have at least a few improvements complete by then. Oh! And I was thinking of going through and doing a purge of a lot of my stuff. Let me know if you’d be interested in watching either a vlog or tuning into a livestream of that. I have no idea if that would be interesting to people, but I think it would at least hold me accountable to getting rid of stuff!
At any rate, thanks for coming along on this mini studio tour. Check me out on Instagram @the.kerrminator and tag me in your studio or home office! I love to see other peoples’ spaces!
About the Author
Sara is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, artist, writer, and video editor. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nutrition from Oregon State University. In 2021 she founded The Kerrminator LLC, which specializes in creative services for Dietitians including video editing, graphic design, and content creation.
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