Inside the Creative Studio: Inspiration and Ideas for Your Art and Craft Space [NOOK Book]

Overview

Inside the Creative Studio is your ticket to turn your vision of a dream studio space into a reality.

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. ...

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

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Overview

Inside the Creative Studio is your ticket to turn your vision of a dream studio space into a reality.

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.

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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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From The Critics

"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: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 486,914
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author


Cate Coulacos Prato is the editor of the increasingly popular Cloth Paper Scissors Studios magazine, online editor for Quilting Daily and Cloth Paper Scissors Today, and the author of Mixed-Media Self-Portraits: Inspiration & Techniques.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Room of One’s Own
Claim Your Creative Space – Mary Hettmansperger
A Dream Studio Realized – Ginny Burdick
A Gift to Myself – 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 Dàvila
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
Art Thrives in a Small Space – 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
How to Choose the Best Lighting – Barbara Delaney
Light Box Lesson – Ivy Demos
Inspiration: My Heavenly Blue Floor – 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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Don't buy - Copy of articles from Studios Magazine

    I was disappointed in this book as it was a reprint of articles that first appeared in Studios Magazine. I had hoped for new content.

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

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    Awesome

    AWESOME! Some wonderful ideas that I will be able to use.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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