Inside the Creative Studio Inspiration and Ideas for Your Art and Craft Space

Inside the Creative Studio Inspiration and Ideas for Your Art and Craft Space

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Turn your vision of a dream studio space into a reality with Inside the Creative Studio. The professional artists and crafters of Studios magazine give you the tools to create your own one-of-a-kind artistic environment in this best-of compilation. Learn how to find space in your home, whittle down your stash, maximize your storage and organization possibilities, and manage your stash of supplies and equipment to keep your work space functional and fun to work in. Experts will also show you how to repurpose furniture, integrate recyclables, and showcase vintage items to establish a space with purpose and personality. You will spend less time struggling with your studio, or lack thereof, and more time actually creating in your unique space.

Regardless of your time, money, or space, Inside the Creative Studio offers charming and innovative solutions for every lifestyle. Artists and crafters of all types, including quilters, fiber artists, mixed-media artists, jewelry makers, sewists, painters, writers, bloggers, and more, share their stories, tips, and studios. Beautiful photographs and friendly dialogue walk you through these active spaces as if you were getting your own private tour. From spacious oases to cute and compact retreats, each space offers countless inspirational ideas.

With some of the best articles and creative inspiration from Studios Magazine, Inside the Creative Studio offers everything you need to know to spend less time fussing with your space and more time enjoying your creative work.

SKU: 11QM06

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cate Coulacos Prato

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596683983

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Room of One's Own
Claim Your Creative Space - Mary Hettmansperger
A Dream Studio Realized - Ginny Burdick
In Her Shoes - Catherine Thursby
Branching Out - Margie Woods Brown
Hay Loft to Artist's Loft - Sara Lechner
Inspiration: An interview with Eva Hanusova

Chapter 2. Organization and Storage
Clutter Out, Creativity In - Lesley Riley
Disarray to Display - Gina Lee Kim
Made to Order - Jane Davila
Holtz Everything - Tim Holtz
Fits to a T - Renay Leone
Inspiration: 101 Organization and Storage Tips

Chapter 3. Flea Market Flair
From Dump to Divine - Brenda Brink
Top Drawer - Wendy Vecchi
A Little Jewel Box - Holly A. Stinnett
Nifty, Thrifty - Lucie Summers
Organizing with Vintage Collectibles - Susan Borgen
Inspiration: An Interview with Elsie Flannigan

Chapter 4. Small Space, Big Style
In a Nutshell - Janice Avellana
Room of Requirement - Liza Julien
The Love Shack - Roberta L. Philbrick
Studio in the Sky - Seth Apter
Strategic Design - Michelle Spaw
A Tiny, Tidy Studio - Susan Borgen
Inspiration: An Interview with Gail Schmidt

Chapter 5. The Power of Light and Color
Let the Sunshine In: Leslie Rego
Living in Color - Judith Content
Yummy Goods - Melissa Averinos
For Your Illumination - Barbara Delaney
Inspiration: My Blue Heaven - Kathy York

Chapter 6. Make it Your Own
Extreme Studio Makeover - Pokey Bolton
Drawn to Design - Kristin Krause
Weaving Happiness - Chris Erickson
Sun and Fun - Jennifer Heynen
A Window to Design - Catherine Nicholls
Inspiration: An interview with Holly Berube


About the Author
Cate Coulacos Prato is the Online Editor for Quilting Daily and Cloth Paper Scissors Today. She is the former editor of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Magazine, and author of Mixed-Media Self-Portraits.
“Do you dream of having a studio of your own, a place where you can think, create, make a mess, or even teach?  Anyone who answers yes will find plenty of encouragement in her book.” – Bangor Daily News

SKU: 11QM06

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cate Coulacos Prato

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596683983