Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Studio Pics...

Well, I know I am a little delayed in taking photos of my studio like I had promised back in January, but better late than never, right?! At the start of the year, I was on an organizational kick, clearing out the clutter and making more space for design work.

JP had the great idea of splitting a funky old white shelf in half, and then framing my drafting table with 2 short shelves on either side. Now, it's not in my face any more, and much of the clutter has been resorted and stored into mesh drawers. The shelves now serve as a place to house my colored pencils and pens, other art supplies and just inspirational art objects.

The old window frame that hovers over my desk has been a fun element for color and creativity. Rescued from a pile of cast-offs, I painted it magenta, hung it and have been adding little trinkets, vintage finds and other artists' works on it now for several years. I often gaze at it as I enter my imagination. The first reaction of those who step into my studio room is always a treat! Their eyes pop open as they absorb all the colors and whimsy of the characters and collections that live on the upper shelves of the walls. Words like "carvinal" and "eye candy" are often blurted out... Yes, it's a bit unusual, but I have a good excuse! I'm an artist, a bit eccentric and enjoy visual forms of expression! :) Enjoy the photos.....

~ Johanna


* Me, at my drafting desk.....


* A wide shot of my workspace.... This is where I illustrate.... (my messy papier mache workroom resides in the basement)


* Me again, contemplating a drawing.....


* My funky window of inspirations and other goodies that keep me company as I illustrate...


* From the window, a vintage Halloween JOL smiles down at me, along with one of my illustrated candy boxes, and a fun paper '31' ornament made by artist friend, Kitty Forseth.....


* Me and my pal Jack!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a captivating workspace! I'd like to sit and just stare at all the goodies :-) Thank you for the peek.

~ BJ

Jo James said...

Hiya Johanna!
Love seeing the studio pics. That shelf that 's way up high looks like it's chock full of fun-ness. Wheeee! I wanna come play at your house :)

Hugs- Joee

Holiday Queen said...

I love seeing where artistic people spend their days creating. I'm enjoying the peek inside your whimsical world.

Designs by CK said...

WOW!!! Your work space is as FUN & WHIMSICAL as your lovely art!!!

Thanx 4 sharing with us!

FUN!!!

XOXO
Chris

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

What nice inspiration, Johanna!! I wanna come play at your house, too!!! Hugs, Trudy

Patty Benedict said...

Johanna!!!!

What a great studio for all your creative art! Have fun creating all your new designs!!!

Do I see a little ghost?

Happy creative weekend!
Bugs & Hisses
patty

vintagepaletteart said...

What an amazingly inspirational space you have to create in Johanna! No wonder everything you make is magic!

=D *Loir

Colleen said...

So bright and cheery...now can we see the basement? And hey!! I see my little witch friend up on that shelf. Are you EVER going to part with her????? LOVE HER!!

Kitty Forseth said...

Hi Pal!

WOW, I love it!! The split shelf was a great idea and the space is so bright and cheerful :). It's fun to see the framed pic I sent, and various lil things that I recognize :).

Thank you so much for sharing, your pictures are just beautiful!

Enjoy your weekend, hope you can get outside.

xoxo Kitty

Kitty Forseth said...

OH! I just noticed.. is that your EMMY on your table???

HopHopJingleBoo said...

wow! wish my work space was as tidy! as always a treat to see you and your work.. thanks for sharing..

TODAYSGOLD said...

Your'e a beautiful clever girl!

Everything is whimsical just like your artwork!!

Congrats again on your EMMY!!!

XOXOs, Lyndy'