Finding your routine is an essential part of being an artist. It is not something that many of us even think about. A routine can help us settle in. Routine can help us to automatically perceive things about our environment. Today, over on the Sculpey blog I am discussing finding your routine. Why? Because find your routine is one way that will help you in your creative process.
Spring clean your studio easily, quickly, and efficiently. These tried and true tips that will take you from danger zone to comfort zone in less than 30 minutes. The arrival of spring not only makes me want to clay my days away, but it also makes me want to clean! It’s not secret that I can’t clean in a mess. I’ve written many times about how I LOVE a very clean studio. Unlike many other artists, I crave a clean and tidy workspace. [It’s okay, you can laugh.] I do know that I’m not the only artist that is like this. I have written articles on this blog before about how you can clean up your studio, but today I’m talking about the BIG clean up (almost like a purge) that you really should do every spring.
One of my favorite posts that other artists do is a glimpse into their studio. I love to see their workspaces, how they create, and even the tools they use. While this post will NOT be exhaustive by any stretch of the imagination, it will definitely give you some great insight into my daily grind in my polymer clay studio.
Do You Have a Dedicated Space?
It’s true that artists come in all types: organized, messy, simple, & complex. Often our spaces reflect the artist within. Our series “Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio” continues this week over at The Blue Bottle Tree. Ginger takes us on a great journey of finding your dedicated space and “Making Room for Your Polymer Clay Studio.”
As you read in my post last week, we focused on “Falling in Love with Your Studio, no Matter its Size.” This week Ginger takes that one step further and explores ideas on how to create that studio that you’re craving. She delves into all kinds of ideas surrounding building your own craft space: from converting an existing space, stealing a space, functional furniture, cart trolley’s and much more.
Welcome April! This month myself and Ginger from The Blue Bottle Tree are bringing you a collaborative series of posts, “Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio.” Each Thursday in April you can join me and Ginger as we talk about a topic relating to “Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio.” I hope that you will continue to join us and chime in with your comments, thoughts, & ideas as well.
Polymer Clay Storage Options
I have received so many questions from you, my readers, asking me about polymer clay storage options. Previously I had written about some polymer clay storage options, that focused on floss boxes; many of you have asked for more details, pros/cons, where and what to buy. There is a wide variety of polymer clay storage options available to the crafter, professional, or home studio clay artist. The reality is that absolutely everyone stores their clay differently. Everyone has a system that works for them. Just because a system works well for one clayer does not mean that it will work well for another clayer. Let’s see what options are available to the home studio clayer. Continue reading Polymer Clay Storage Options
Polymer Clay Studio Cleaning Tutorial
There are a LOT of things that I love about having my own studio in a separate area from the every day areas of my house. One of which is that I can shut the door (and even lock it if I want to)…and come back whenever I want. But here’s the neurotic part of me…I like my studio clean. In fact on any given day, my studio is cleaner than the rest of my house. Why? Because that’s the way I like it! How? In less than 15 minutes I can clean the whole thing. Read how to clean your studio in 15 minutes or less too…