Thursday, September 18, 2014

Studio Table: The Reveal


Today we celebrate the studio table: uncensored, unedited, and most likely unkempt.

When the studio table is full...

...the studio floor will have to do!

So many times when we are presented with images of artist studios, they are pristine -- almost as if nothing goes on in the space. This is often true in books, magazines, blogs, and Facebook. The reality is, of course, that during the process of creating, the mess multiplies faster than the matheletes at the International Mathematical Olympiad (and there really is such a thing)!

Let's go behind the curtain, throw any feelings of shame out the window, and show the world the underside of art and craft. I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

Click on the links below to go to the posts of the participants. Please refresh your browser and check back here often as I will be updating this list continuously as more people post. The links are numbered so you can keep track of what you have seen. Believe you me, this will take you more than one sitting. Please note that I will soon add a link to this post from my sidebar so that these links will always be easily accessible!

If you are participating and do not find your name on the list, please email me and I will add your link. And it is not too late to join in. I will be adding links until Sunday, September 21st. If you are interested in joining in, click here for the details.

   1. Marjie Kemper Designs
   2. Jo Murray - Art
   3. Tracey Fletcher King
   4. Art, Journal, Feel
   5. Bohemian Dream
   6. Clockwork Hare
   7. WJC's Digital World
   8. Sparkle Days Studio
   9. lerusho
 10. credmayne
 11. A Colorful Journey
 12. Pibis Page
 13. Rita Vindedzis
 14. River Garden Studio
 15. Steam Fairie Craft
 16. Cerulean
 17. LeissnerArt
 18. Whisperwood Art Works
 19. Kelly Kilmer
 20. Sugarplum Patchwork
 21. Altered Book Lover
 22. Creativity Tribe
 23. Textile Seahorse
 24. Brian Kasstle
 25. Creative Explorer
 26. Shells in the Bush
 27. Chim Prints
 28. Domenick Naccarato
 29. Juana Almaguer
 30. Snips and Snails
 31. serendipity vintage studio
 32. Stirring Up Ghosts
 33. Paperie Petals
 34. Lemoncholy's flight of fancy
 35. lara creating out loud
 36. the edge of silence
 37. Blissful-Bohemian
 38. Annmakes
 39. Bird in a Tree Creations
 40. Jo DeSerio Jones
 41. gemgirlart
 42. Claudine Intner
 43. Tangerine Tabby Designs
 44. Susan's Art Circus
 45. Altered by the Sea
 46. Kazmos Kreationz
 47. Deb's Studio Blog
 48. The Creative Beast
 49. life as a five ring circus
 50. Serendipity Studio
 51. jacki long
 52. Von Pappe II
 53. Every Little Thing
 54. daisy yellow art
 55. Dog-Ma
 56. tattered edge
 57. Creatingwithoutcrayons
 58. Patricia Coulter
 59. averrillart
 60. Martice Smith II
 61. Chickpea Studio Artwork
 62. Desire to Inspire
 63. The Moon & the Maker
 64. Kay Wallace: art journaling
 65. altering thoughts
 66. Kat's Tales of Stamping
 67. Jessica Sporn Designs
 68. a visual journey
 69. Geonrose
 70. Rosemoo's Blog
 71. Deborah Guthrie
 72. Ursula's Digital Mixed Media
 73. Lanie J. and Co.
 74. Darlene K. Campbell
 75. Axully
 76. My Treehouse Art Studio
 77. Poetic Mapping: Walking into Art
 78. Andrew's Creativity 
 79. Creating Inkling
 80. Mixed Media Art
 81. Catherine Gutsche
 82. handmade by Jessica
 83. Alley Art Studio
 84. Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
 85. Sally Lynn MacDonald
 86. artsyletters
 87. ess-arr
 88. An Altered Addiction
 89. ZenZada
 90. Studio Garage Band
 91. Studio Ramblings
 92. all about the moon
 93. Joy from My Heart
 94. My Creative Journey
 95. Jill's Dream Artwork
 96. Trash Bubbles and Life's Little Bits
 97. Crowabout Studio B
 98. Wen Redmond
 99. Terry Owenby
100. contadina k
101. Beatriz Helton
102. YogaMatUnrolledBlog
103. soul dare
104. World of Joy
105. Dye to Ink and Other Creative Notions
106. Studio Diann
107. Pocket Size Studios
108. Purple Salt
109. Stamping, Painting, & Coloring make me Giggle
110. butterfliecrafter
111. Sharmon Davidson
112. Old World Patina
113. The Life of Terri
114. Xenographicx
115. Peggy's Mixed-Up Art!
116. Queen Kat
117. Melita Bloomer
118. :Dept42:
119. art by kathleen nesi
120. A Paper Addict
121. Holly Dean Artist
122. Karen Provost
123. Hastypearl
123. In the Fast Lane

40 comments:

Leslie said...

The floor! Why didn't I think of that! Thanks for organizing this glimpse into the ways we create and organize . . . or not.

Kimberly Jones said...

So glad I'm not the only one who makes a mess when I create! Thanks for inviting us to share our work tables Seth! I can't wait to check them all out!

kecia deveney said...

i put my pics up - i don't think ive had enough time to properly mess up my studio since returning! (although, admittedly i have a compulsion to keep the floor tidy or i go bonkers!)

xoxo,
kecia

Carolyn Dube said...

Yup- the floor- many creative and wonderful things happen there! Thanks for hosting this studio tell all!

Lin Collette said...

Well, things on my collage table will go on the floor because I have to move the containers somewhere B-). My Maggie is always delighted about that because that's stuff she can explore. Love it!

Annie Coe said...

Seth, I am loving the studios. Thank you for doing this. xoxo

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

I'm having way too much fun checking these out.

Claudine Criner said...

I love seeing other peoples work table and what they do for organizing or for messiness. haha!! Thanks for sharing Seth. I often work on the floor too.

Carol said...

I adore seeing other's studio space especially honestly. Makes me feel "normal". There is no room in my home where I can relax without tidying up first.....except my studio.i feel safe, relaxed, comfortable being surrounded by my art supplies, piles of paper, inspiring books, half finished projects.thanks for the look into others and to you artists willing to share the truth.

Kim said...

Oh good, your room looks like mine. I'm in good company... :-)

Bill said...

It's nice to know you aren't totally perfect! At least you throw stuff on the floor. :-)

Daisy Yellow said...

Thanks Seth for nudging us to photograph our real workspaces!

Jo Murray said...

Thanks for including me Setho. I will be perusing the list at my leisure. Such messy delights await me.......Oooooooo.

Jessica Sporn said...

Thanks Seth! It's so great to see that I'm not the only "Pig Pen Artist!"

Ursula said...

Ok, don't be mad you guys, but my space is actually not half bad right now ;). I still wanted to join in the fun though!! Thanks for the fun afternoon of trying to track down the messiest ;).

The Creative Beast said...

If only I HAD some floor space to dry the art with!! Thanks for hosting this blog hop Seth - I am really enjoying looking at the real life artist tables and studios. It certainly is making me feel much better about my challenging space =)

rivergardenstudio said...

Seth, this is so much fun, peeking into ever ones studios... I love seeing how and where people work. Thanks so much for organizing this tour.!!
roxanne

Lanie J. said...

I loved this post so much, I linked to it on my face book page. https://www.facebook.com/LanieJAndCo?ref=hl

So inspired by you and everyone else on this list. :)

Ava said...

Wow, I feel like I am in such good company with my mess!

Darlene Campbell said...

I am having a grand time looking at the studios and also finding new ideas for my studio, in addition to finding new artists to admire. So much fun. This is a favorite of mine.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Hi, Seth - I'm late to the party but just emailed you my link. What a FABULOUS idea and I can't wait to scroll through all these projects-in-process!

RubberMoon said...

Thanks for hosting all of us and our glorious messes!!

Rachél Payne - Creativity Tribe said...

Ha! Love the floor. No surface is safe!

AlteredAddict said...

I did it! I looked at all 87 studios tables/rooms - I have to say I am seriously jealous of some of them, to the point of green with envy. I loved seeing so many of the furry assistants popping into the pictures :) Nice to know I am not the only messy artist out there but I truly believe that the real artist comes out in the mess. Thanks everyone for sharing and thank you Seth for coming up with the great idea of sharing them.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great idea Seth! Wish I'd seen this sooner so I could've participated--running out of town for the weekend. Can't wait to get home & check out all the links! xoxo

JackieP Neal said...

Seth! I love your creative Floor!! haha yes, I too have ended up there once or twice, it's just hard getting back up after being down there all day!! heehee
Thanks so much for the invite- another great post of sharing- xo Total Awesomeness Seth!! ")

Boo said...

Seth I am so enjoying the big reveal. I love seeing other people's art space. Thanks for the great idea

Vickie said...

Seth, your idea of everyone's work space is genius! For the next challenge, can everyone share what they do with all the art work they create? I know some is given away, some displayed but with all the products we've all accumulated I know that there are masterpieces floating around somewhere.

Sherri Koehler said...

Some of us can only use the floor for short instances lest our furry companions take over. Granted, they have been known to sleep on top of my projects (just more texture...).

Thanks for putting this together, Seth, I am enjoying going through the different entries.

Dog-Ma said...

Seth, have to admit, stuff sits on my floor... a LOT,I do manage to sweep under my desk quite often as I work with little wire bits and mostly barefoot. Those little suckers will find your bare feet every time if you don't tame them. Love your space, your art and thank you so much for doing this hop and sharing your work.

contadinak said...

I absolutely love this idea. Seeing fellow artists' and crafters' less than perfect spaces makes me feel part of a tribe lol but true. Thank you! Will post my video share today.

Marjie Kemper said...

These tours are so much fun.... I'm halfway through the links and loving all the peeks. Thanks for bringing us all together, Seth.

Nancy Baumiller said...

Thanks so much Seth!

Marit said...

I LOVE looking at artist's worktables! Do you know the blogseries: [url=http://stamping-ground.blogspot.nl/p/what-is-woyww.html]"what's on your worktable, wednesday"?[/url]It's a bit similar, and I participate with a photo almost every week... it's a different group of crafters there, so this list adds some extra, wonderful and different working artists... thanks Seth!

Gigi Harlan said...

I sent you an email with my link. Thank you for the opportunity to join in on the party!

Sharmon Davidson said...

What a great idea, Seth!

kate blue said...

hey Sweth, I just sent you my link via email...now I am off to check out everybody's tables!!!!

Gallery Juana said...

I am enjoying this tour of working studios! I agree how seeing the art tables and studio when the artist is working gives a more personal view than when everything is pristine.

And I love how you can work on your floor. I would too if ours was not a rental and if it didn't have carpet:)

Kathy Adams said...

Albert Einstein says, "A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk."

AVE said...

Ohhhhh so good to see all these creative spaces!!!👵🏼🎨❤️