How to create a work space you love! It can be super organized, or it can be delightful chaos…whatever satisfies your soul! One of the great artists of modern times, Alexander Calder, created his masterpiece mobiles in an amazingly rich and cluttered workshop (see a photo of Calder’s studio at the Smithsonian Magazine’s blog).
Your own workspace might be set up in a separate room, even that ultimate dream, a separate studio! Or might simply be a dedicated area of your home where you keep the tools you need to make and sell your work. Fill your space with inspiration, pictures, quotations and memorabilia. This is where you live. Where you love. Plan it with the same care as you’ve planned the work of your dreams.
One of my favorite Etsy sellers, April Starr, incorporates her own love of antiques into her creative space. “I love using this vintage napkin/silverware caddy for shipping supplies.”
It’s that attention to quality that informs all of April’s work. Your own enjoyment of your workspace will spill out into every part of your life, and into everything you make, and sell on Etsy, and ship to your new friends!
Illustration from April Starr. Visit her Etsy Shop at www.etsy.com/shop/FlourishCafe
There’s also a great article on the Etsy Beginner’s Guide, Shipping How-to: The Final Frontier with excellent tips for setting up a shipping center in your own studio space.