Sunday, May 30, 2010

views around the loft

I didn't bring many books up to the loft, but these 2 shelves represent stuff that inspires me right now.

Just found this rolling cart at an antique mall.  After the 40% off sale they were having, I got it for $15.  Works great to take my supplies anywhere I need them.
closer view of my goodies.
finally got some shelving up for easy access to more supplies.
Tiphoni (my order manager) is all set up in her little room for orders.  This is the coolest room...it is up 2 stairs so she can look out into the loft but you can't see what is in this room from below.
I found this really cool fabric store in the Renton Highlands (if you live close to renton and love fabric and trims from India mainly this place is amazing!!!!! and cheap).  Fabrics For Less on 2810 NE Sunset Blvd. (closed mondays). Anyway...I wanted the option of privacy at night so I made these curtains.  The fabric is a beautiful luminiscent pearl white with a flocked black design.  
This is my favorite type of lighting.  I have these same lights strung up in my studio at home too.  Not the prettiest things, but fairly cheap for how much light you get.  I go get the utilitarian clamp lights from home depot and then buy the halogen lights for them.  We had this sign hanger that we used to use when we did rubber stamp shows.  I actually think it is made to hang lights from.  We bought it from www.bhphotovideo.com 15 years ago and it works great for what we need now.  And I covered the tables with vinyl that I bought from the fabric store so we don't have to worry about messes.

30 comments:

  1. Fab loft Teesha, love all your 'goodies' and how wonderful to have so much fab space !

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  2. Oh gosh Teesha, your loft looks wonderful, love seeing the books that inspire you at the moment and all your yummy art supplies...
    Jenny

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  3. Teesha, I blame you for my hunt for that elusive teeny tiny peg alphabet stamp set (the smallest one you have..I have all of the others-lol!). I have been looking for a teeny tiny alphabet and numbers for years now. :D

    One thing that I really miss about your zines is your book reviews. You always found the coolest books. Most of the books that you have on your shelves (in the pictures above) I have but there are a few that I have no idea what the heck they are. :)
    Glad to see that I'm not the only one with a Paumes addiction.

    Thanks for the fab-o eye candy!

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  4. Cool! Love all the stuff you have, so complete !!

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  5. It's looking more and more like home every day!

    My god girl, you are the QUEEN of Washi tape! *covets* It makes my whole 4 rolls very pathetic indeed!

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  6. OMG, I would be like a child in a toy store in your loft. Such great supplies. Lovely curtains and covering the tables with vinyl was a fab idea. :)

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  7. I love all the photos! The one of all your art supplies especially. Art supplies are like GOLD to me!!

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  8. I'm drooling over your art supplies! Beautiful space.

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  9. Oh my GOSH, it looks like it will be so fun to work in there. Wish I was closer to Renton - that store sounds fun!

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  10. i love your studio! fun! the rolling cart of happy art goodness makes me smile. :) look at all those markers and tape! i'm in heaven. sigh. ;)

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  11. Oh what eye candy your wee rolling cart is and your loft/studio!
    Green with envy here ;)
    What a great set up!
    Happy creating!
    cheers~

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  12. Wow! the eye candy on this post makes me happy! I'm loving all those cool supplies, and they are so neatly organized too!
    those are gorgeous curtains, I've always loved black and white pattern. Now I'm thinking I may have to update my own curtains, lol!
    thanks for the peek into your life
    xoxo
    betty

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  13. WOW!! Teesha, this is the best learning environment on earth. I want to take classes there sooo bad. I am so happy for you. And I'm sure Tracy is glad the hauling everything up those stairs is over;-).

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  14. These photos are so inspiring...oh, what a wonderful space you have.

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  15. I hope you have MANY happy hours in your studio...there is a wonderful building on a quaint street in my little town that has the most darling apartments on the top....they don't rent them out anymore...but I dream about them! LOVE all your markers lined up!

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  16. Beautiful blog, Teesha. I love everything about it. the location, the set up, the light, the great space, your bed upstairs, love your materials, love your work.
    it's a pleasure to look at your beautiful pictures.
    txs for sharing.

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  17. what a fabulous space. i totally dig that rolling cart!

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  18. Linda1:09 PM

    What a great place to enjoy yourself. So many wonderful things to play with. Enjoy

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  19. Can you see me drooling? Oh what fun you will have!

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  20. I am really enjoying watching the process of the development of your new studio...makes me want to go rearrange my own...

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  21. I absolutely love these pics! Your loft is looks beautiful. How i wish my supplies were that organized:)

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  22. A room full of treasures. That cart looks like a mixed media artist's dream.

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  23. Wow!! I am so insanely jealous!! Awesome space and your supplies have my eyes BUGGIN' outta my HEAD!!!!! OH, be still my green envious heart!!

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  24. Oh, my gosh...OHMYGOSH. Your loft is over the top wonderful. I love, love all those fabulous pictures. I could live in your fun loft!!!!

    Dogwood

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  25. Wonderful space. You are so inspiring to me. I am addicted to dropping by. I love your style and art. You are so talented and creative, I feel it oozing out of your blog. Your copic art marker supply has me green with envy. A huge thanks for your sparkle! :)

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  26. GEEZ how organized you are!

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  27. Teesha - I have been a huge fan of yours for a while now and I am loving how your new loft is coming together for you! Congratulations on all your success! Keep on with your great inspiration!!
    Tina

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  28. I have a serious case of loft envy. Everything in it's place, and a place for everything, LOVE IT! I'm currently "making due" in a too small house till I can find the right place. Art supplies are strewn everywhere so your loft makes me sigh.

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  29. Love the loft!! BTW I have that book by Lynda Barry, "What It Is", and I adore it. Everytime I open that book I get something new from it ~ now THAT is a great book!!
    xo
    Gaye

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