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

by Cate Coulacos Prato
     
 

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Embrace your space!

The professional organizers and editors 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, and get tips on maximizing your storage and organization. Experts will also show you how to repurposeSee more details below

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Embrace your space!

The professional organizers and editors 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, and get tips on maximizing your storage and organization. Experts will also show you how to repurpose furniture, recyclables, and vintage items to establish a space with function and personality.

Inside the Creative Studio offers imaginative and unique solutions for every lifestyle, regardless of money, time, or space. Artists and crafters of all types—quilters, fiber artists, mixed-media artists, jewelry makers, sewists, painters, and more—share their stories, tips, and images of putting together their customized creative spaces. From spacious oases to cute and compact retreats, each studio 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 making your studio work and more time actually creating.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The subtitle of this gorgeously photographed book ought to be "Inspiring Envy and Longing Among Amateur Artists Everywhere" for its lush layout and behind-the-scenes studio tours of prominent working artists and craftspersons both here and overseas. Between artist profiles and studio descriptions, Prato, former editor of the quarterly Studios magazine, and several contributors offer helpful information artists of all levels must consider for their own spaces-types of light, qualities of wall color, and principles of organization and storage. Chapters that focus on specific aspects of designing a studio-storage and layout, personalization of space, etc.-make the content easily digestible without being overwhelming. The book's chief pleasure lies in its photographs, which, with their peeks into cozy corners filled with yarn, tidy closets bursting with fabric, drawers stocked with paints, and well-lit tabletops with clear spaces, make this book what might be called "craft porn." It excites and inspires the reader, making it seem that a studio of her own is within her reach. Whether it will be as well-organized, well-stocked and lusciously inviting as these studios is beyond the book's ability to promise. Photos.
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"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
Library Journal
Prato (editor, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios) visits 27 craftspeople—quilters, painters, fabric artists, and jewelry makers—who describe how they designed their space to suit their needs, whether it is a separate structure or just a nook in the home. Over 200 photographs depict the various studios; some are accompanied by a floor plan. Organization and storage of materials and lighting considerations are discussed in detail. This collection of practical, inspiring ideas for setting up an area reserved exclusively for crafting will appeal to weekend scrapbookers and professional quilters alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620331897
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
844,002
File size:
31 MB
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"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

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