Saturday, December 12, 2009
I've spent the last few days perusing the inner workings of Etsy and I came across their blog called The Storque. Here they give you very detailed glimpses into everything handmade. As if all of the beautiful Etsy storefronts weren't enough, I'm now addicted to The Storque. Specifically, the 'Videos' section. The videos highlight different artists and crafters and show you a snippet of their studios, their art, their craft and their life. After seeing some of the studios that people are working out of, it has inspired me to completely redo my office and turn it into an actual studio. My office feels so... "office-y". It's no wonder to me that I do most of my crafting in my kitchen. I don't have dedicated workspace, it's unorganized and it has NO personality. It's so very blah. Thanks to Etsy I've seen teeny tiny studios, studios that make me drool, studios that are so loud they would give me a headache and studios that are incredibly humble. All in all, they made me feel inspired and that to me is what a studio should invoke. I want to walk into my studio and have it just feel amazing to me. I want it to scream that it's mine and more than anything I want to want to work in it. So I've made up my mind and I'm completely re-doing it. I'm so excited to get started! My first step is going to be to purge. I have too much useless "stuff" in it, doing nothing but taking up space so that is going to go. Once that's done I will be hitting thrift stores, flea markets and antique malls and infusing some life into my space. I'll post pics of my progress. Off I go!!!