New Creative Space, New Me

I love love love my new creative space, especially considering I've been in it almost 24/7 this entire week. It's been a productive couple of days to be sure, but my staying in with the heater on, wrapped in the new blanket I got for Christmas is at least partially due to the unusual cold front that's hit Orlando. It was 32 degrees at 7am this morning! Unheard of. Simply unheard of. I may be overdramatizing this whole "I'm freezing" bit, but to my thin Floridian blood: It's COLD! Though... I'd be lying if I said I didn't like it. After all, who doesn't enjoy hot coffee in the morning and thick fuzzy socks on their feet?

Anyways, redecorating my apartment has been an ongoing task since 2015. Maybe it's the artist in me, always wanting to reinvent, redefine, recreate. But I think I've found a set up that really works for me.

Over the holidays, I splurged and ordered two long white shelves to showcase some of my (previously homeless) favorite things. To see these cherished items on display alongside some newly framed artwork on my gallery wall has brought me so much joy in the new year! I can officially say I have a finished artistic space...and it's clean and efficiently organized!

For those looking for a brief tour, here it is:

On my walls, from left to right, there is my rose gold "Give Thanks" garland (to remind myself to always appreciate where I am in my life); my "She Means Business" manifesto print by Carrie Green; original acrylic flamingo painting created by yours truly; succulent photograph taken in Palo Alto on my most recent California vacation; another original acrylic painting inspired by a garden I visited in Mendocino; a greeting card purchased on a family trip to Santa Cruz; handmade needlepoint kimono my aunt made for me; dragon art print by Stasia Burrington; tsum tsums and ufufys; Rapunzel print from Disney CoOp by Ashley Taylor. Oh! And a corgi calendar!

On my computer desk is my MacBook laptop on a Rain Design mstand laptop stand (to help with posture) and a beloved, and very much used, Wacom Cintiq tablet. The cute pencil sharpener pen holder is from Anthropologie when I was still in art school (ahh, nostalgia).

On my writing/sewing desk, I have shells from Cocoa Beach in a jar (a little piece of home), a wooden box my aunt gave me, empty notebooks, reference books and all other design essentials. Photoshoot props are housed under that desk–and trust me when I say it's a growing collection.

This is my "home" in a nutshell with my most precious belongings. It is where I eat, create, listen to music and get inspired.

What does your creative space look like? Is it neat and tidy, or an organized mess? Let me know in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. I will say that I was eager to read this blog post after seeing the picture on Instagram, but I was really hoping the blog would have some closer detail photos. I can't really see some of the things you described and really love pictures like that. Also what does the other side of the room look like? I'd love to get a peek at what kind of props are under the desk! :)
    You can see some pictures of my scrapbook room at the end of this post: