Tag: Art Studio

Studio Saturday: The Miracle of an Organized Art Studio

My office here at Cloth Paper Scissors Central doubles as my secondary art studio. To produce projects for blog posts, it makes sense (and saves time) to create things where I work. Recently I did a big one-day cleaning/overhaul, and it’s made a huge difference in my mood and my energy. Although it may seem…

These Incredible Art Studios Will Inspire You!

How’s your art studio or creative workspace looking these days? Does it need a little sprucing up? I have just the inspiration: exploring other art spaces. There’s nothing like taking a virtual tour of really cool artists’ studios to get you thinking about how to improve yours—maybe get some new vintage storage pieces, reconfigure your…

Studio Spotlight: Ali Manning

Ali Manning’s studio is all about the big picture—and well-planned details. The big picture is where her workspace is located: Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts, a five-acre artist complex that includes three brick mill buildings converted into work and live/work lofts. The details are what this book artist brings to her space that make…

6 Creative Studio Organization Tips

There’s no better time than spring to clear out the cobwebs, paper scraps, and stray threads from your studio and get things organized! Studio organization is essential for stress-free creativity; there’s nothing worse than spending a half-hour searching for that perfect rusty key for an assemblage. For imaginative storage ideas, we always look to the…

The Ups and Downs of the Artist Loft Life

Most artists agree that living with your art 24/7 in a live/work space is both a blessing and a curse. The ability to work at any hour, be surrounded by your art, ditch a commute, and share resources and inspiration with other artists is the benefit of a live/work space. But these spaces are sometimes…

Studio Spotlight: Laly Mille

Laly Mille considers her home studio an intensely personal space, one that doesn’t see a lot of visitors. But when people do drop by, she says, something catches their attention right away: “An image, a feeling, the smell of wood, the peaceful, nurturing atmosphere that the presence of art creates. They breathe a little deeper…

Studio Spotlight: Debi Adams

One of our regular articles in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine is Studio Spotlight: a fun feature that gives you a glimpse inside the art studios of some of today’s top mixed-media artists. The following spotlight, also featured in our January/February 2018 issue, highlights the studio of Arizona artist Debi Adams. We hope you enjoy this look…

Art Studio Glimpse: Gina Lee Kim

Welcome to our third installment for Gina Lee Kim week! Gina is a talented watercolorist and mixed-media artist, and today she takes us on a tour of her studio, which features fun storage ideas, beautiful color, and lots of room to create! ~ Jeannine An art studio, for me, is not just an area for art-making,…

Leoma Lovegrove’s Traveling Art Studio

We’ve been talking a lot lately about artful adventures and creating art-on-the-go. In fact, it’s the theme of our July/August issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, on newsstands now. But what if you want to take the idea of art-on-the-go a step further. Say, with a traveling art studio? Artist Leoma Lovegrove did just that. Leoma’s main art…

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Reader Challenge Results: Mixed-Media Studio Accessories

Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the following artists! Finalists 1. Marnita Patton • Altamonte, FL 2. Valreie Thrift • Lithakia, Greece 3. Pam Jasperse • Grand Rapids, MI 4. Kimberly McGuiness • Cave Spring, GA 5. Indira Govindan • Summit, NJ 6. Iri Noble • Gilbert, AZ Reader challenges are announced…