The best motivation for a craft room tour?
After you’ve just cleaned it because of an upcoming television segment! Oh, you know it. When I think back on every time I’ve “refreshed” my art room, it’s always involved a camera crew. and that was the case when
Jan Monzures from Craft Room Crash contacted me to be featured on the nationally syndicated show!
A few years back I 100% purged my space
and even glittered the floor. It felt fresh and liberating to start from scratch. I made sure to put everything back in its place and clean up as I go. At least I thought I did. When I started to tidy up my space for Jane’s shoot – I realized how much of a mess had built up again!
So I purged again! I created boxes for Goodwill and tossed out anything expired, dried up, or unusable. After a solid eight hours of cleaning, my room was back just the way I like it!
Here’s a Facebook Live I did, but I also have pictures for you!
TIPS FOR YOUR WORK AREA:
Always clean up as you go, it makes so much easier.
Use labels and clear boxes.
Don’t feel like you have to keep everything. If you don’t use it after a couple month, donate it or even package items up for a mystery box!
Surround yourself with inspiration.
Take care fo your brushes and tools.
Wipe down and clean your area so it’s free of dust, debris, even germs.
Keep lotion and a nail kit nearby in case you film video tutorials.
always wear shoes, flip-flops, slippers, etc in your workroom, you never know what’s on the floor!
Branded packing tape. I love this stuff. I use it on my outgoing packages because I feel like it adds a lot of personality!
I glittered my bulletin boards! Here is the tutorial. This is a puffy heart made by my friend Anita from The Phoenix Fridas.
I like to find random place for random things. Every spot is filled with inspiration!
This is my gallery wall behind where I sit. The goal is to do more YouTube videos!
I have my books on display to remind myself to keep writing. and to remind myself of big accomplishments (for those days when I’m feeling uninspired).
I’m constantly drawing and painting. Practice makes progress. I use this space to hang up recent pieces.
Mugs fresh out of the kiln!
I paint mugs almost every night to keep up with the demand. And I set these on top of a TV tray that Patrick painted and resined.
This is a wonderful piece someone made for me, but I lost the card and forgot to sent it! If you are out there and reading this, thank you again! I LOVE IT and look at it every day!
My husband brought me silk flowers from the dollar store. Just like our love – they will never die!
I bought these from Target’s Dollar Spot months ago. I plan to transform them into alebrijes!
Packing up merchandise to take to Mucho Mas Art Studio!
I do a lot of illustration work! I like to take random drawings and make stickers out them to sell!
Gearing up to sew like crazy!
This is a catch-all corner. it’s good to keep things close by that you use every day!
All my ceramic underglazes! I think I need a bigger storage area for these!
Works in progress. Small paintings in the works!
This is a little catch-all trinket tray for everyday objects. Lipbalm, metallic stars, etc.
This tray is new! I painted it using my friend Sara’s silkscreen. It’s fired. I’m going to keep it on my worktable for objects I’m using for my current project.
This is a piece from one of my Crafty ChicaSizzix dies. I just received the prototypes and was testing them out. This came out sooo cute!
Always gotta have gems and sequins on deck! In case of emergency!
Book in progress. I have three trays to use for supplies!
Another gallery wall!
Inside the cabinets! Um, it is semi-organized!
I try to keep all things fabric in this area.
A special box for my favorite glitter stash!
All my favorite brushes and pens go here.
My beloved Sizzix Big Shot is the star of this table!
I bought a bunch of gold signs on clearance at Target. I gave them Crafty Chica makeovers!