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« on: August 22, 2012 01:33:22 PM »

Hello there. I'm recently back from college, and I'm reorganizing my room. At the moment, my art supplies (and art for that matter) aren't too well protected and categorized.
The main reason is due to the fact that I only have one room (my bedroom) to store my things; that and my mother is moving to a new house.

At the moment, my supplies are in a tupperware container under my bed, and my paintings are stored next to my boudoir.

Just wondering from other artists, how do you store your materials? Where do you store your artwork? Do you have a studio you go to, or a room in the house, or do you just set up where you are? How do you carry your materials for travel and on location artstuffs? Unfortunately I don't know too many other artists in my community and there's no art center nearby so... internet! talk to me!


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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012 09:34:23 PM »

Oh wow, the pain of coming back from college with all the art supplies! I graduated in 2010 and I'm still trying to reorganize in my parents house. I actually ended up renting a small studio, which I would recommend if you can find something inexpensive, secure, and well lit. I was in the situation where I paint on a large scale, and working at home was not a good option for me. For me, it's hard to work where you sleep! I just end up passing out in my work space when I get to tired.  Roll Eyes

However, if you're not in the situation where you can rent a space, I would recommend re-arranging your room to a point where you have enough space for yourself and your art, especially ensuring you have a space to walk away from what your working on and clear your head.

Storage wise I like to go with second-hand items that i've repainted/upcycled. Try garage sales and second hand shops. You can get some great drawer-units at really cheap prices. I have a great cabinet that I keep all my spray paints, glues, tupperware's of paint, etc. Very organized and personalized!

Good luck on your adventures. The best advice I can give is not to get yourself too caught up in the fact that you've moved home! I let that get to me and it's really nothing to be ashamed of!

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