Saturday, June 23, 2012

Amg-Arts Studio

What kind of Art/Crafts do you do?
I am a Mixed Media, Textiles and Paper Crafts Artist. I am also currently studying a BDes (Hons) in Textile Design in National College of Art and Design.

Where do you do your art/crafts?
At the moment the Art Studio is based inside the house, in Co. Meath, Ireland.

How do you keep all your supplies organised?
With lots of drawers, shelves, and storage boxes, everyday tools that I need I have hanging on clothes racks over the desk so I don’t have to go in search of them.

How do you keep yourself motivated to keep your space tidy?
I guess with running my blog ‘Where People Create’ and seeing all the beautiful and organised spaces gives me the motivation to clean the art room and have it looking presentable. I love House and Home magazines too so if I see a study area or craft room picture in it I like I clip it out and keep and when I need that ‘kick’ to clean the room I look at the picture and get to work making it look as good as the picture.

Any tips for how to keep art spaces tidy or organised?
I find that the large plastic drawers are good so you can pull out the complete drawer and bring it over to the floor/desk where you are working and when I’m finished just slip the drawer back into place. Keep all your items grouped like all your textiles stuff together, all your paper crafts bits and pieces together that way your not running around your studio too much when working on certain projects. 

Do you get stressed out when your space gets in a mess?
I hate clutter guess it’s my O.C.D and if it’s too bad I can’t work, I clean and reorganise the studio a lot every few months it’s the only way to find better ways to organise and have the studio work to its full advantage for you. 

If you could have your dream space tomorrow what would it look like?
Floor space and lots of windows or skylights. 

Is there any craft you would love to do but cant due to limitations of your art space? 
Yes, limited to size of work I can do but hopefully in the near future will be moving to a bigger space. 

What is the next big thing on your wish list for your art space?
Can't think of anything at the moment, but can always yes to new fabric :)

Is there a website for people to see or buy your art/crafts?