Friday, February 25, 2011

organizing again


We recently moved some furniture around in our studio at home.  The black cubicle bookshelves used to stand on end to form a wall, but I put them on their side to make it feel more open.  This also gives me alot more "counter" space to put things.
 I recently discovered the joys of these "scrapbook organizers".  I bought one with a michael's 50% coupon so I could lug alot more supplies to our recent play retreat and found it to be so cool that I went back and bought more.  This particular one holds all my charms, metal tools, waxed polyester, needles, wire and other related stuff.
 This is my fabric bag and has everything I need to sew anywhere.
 It's handy to either throw in the car for a weekend getaway or simply bring down to the living room to sew while watching a movie.
 This one holds my tape, glitter glue, paints (I only use these tiny pots for traveling), etc.  The masking tapes are in long bags so I can pull out a stack easily.
 This is my pen bag...and no, I don't take this into a coffee shop...but I do bring it to the loft when I want to journal in there or I can bring it to whatever desk I feel like working at.
Anyway...these have been working fabulously and keep alot of stuff all in one place.  I can store them in my cubicle bookcase to put them away.  You can bet I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for more sales on these things (regular price is about $25...way too much when they have so many sales)

56 comments:

  1. you are my kinda gal! I love organizing things like that. They are like art. So pretty to look at all that organized goodness. Makes me want to go to Michaels - sale or no sale!

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  2. The colors you use are simply yummy! I love seeing great ideas for organizing. I am in the midsts of setting up my own art studio, so I enjoyed hearing about what other artists do to corral all their supplies.

    Thanks!
    Diane

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  3. Oh geez, what a wonderful set up you have. I love looking at artist's studios. I have to go back and look and read more. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  4. oh my.. so inspiring. U hv a lot of supplies. I hv only a fraction of what u hv.. love the totes!

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  5. That's some big time Copic love in those totes, what a great idea! Think i'll dig me up a coupon and pick up some more organizers just for pens and Copics. Terrific Teesha!

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  6. Your whole post is wonderful eye candy but especially your pen bag! I can see how handy those bags are and think I will be keeping an eye out at my local store as well. Thanks!

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  7. I love looking at pictures of your studio! It must be so much fun to work there everyday! You are very blessed and it's a blessing to have a peep into your world!

    Jody

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  8. 2 die 4. All of it. Those markers....oh my. My grandson picked them out when we were at the art store. I told him to dream on as even his Yia Yia doesn't have them yet :)

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  9. Lori Hudson7:26 PM

    Can I come live with you and play with your copics???

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  10. Wow, if only In had that much organization prowess. and half the stuff you have. I'd be in heaven!

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  11. I so want your pen bag!! Love it!

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  12. I always love seeing shots of your studio Teesha. It gets me so inspired!

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  13. Your pen bag.....OH MY GOD!!! I would die for a bag like that. (What kind of pens do you use - what fabric I mean :-)
    Love your wonderful blog here.
    Rikke

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  14. Wow, this is amazing, and what a collection of Copics!! Yowza. I have one of these bags too, and thought it would be a good way to lug stuff from upstairs downstairs and then from downstairs back up again. But I just kept losing stuff in those deep pockets and gave up. Thank you for sharing this. Now I think I just have to use it as storage - like "the sewing" bag, and it will become useful again... best wishes from germany, tj

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  15. I think I just fainted at the pen bag...

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  16. Oh gawd,that marker bag, that just kills me...

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  17. OMG! Color heaven! I almost fell over when I saw the bag of pens/pencils.

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  18. ooh, I want your pen bag and I want it now!

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  19. Holy Guacamole - love those bags -but the pen bag left my mouth wide open!!! Jeez louise girl!!!

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  20. I have such studio envy right now!!! and I love how everything is organized and by color too!

    Ps. I'd love for you to check this out:
    http://acommunityartproject.blogspot.com/2011/02/project.html

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  21. your pen bag made me swoon. and i never swoon.

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  22. Donna Cartagena1:54 PM

    If I had an art studio like yours I seriously believe that my family would need to send out a search party .. because I would never leave it ! Your organizing skills are awesome .. and that pen bag .. is most definitely drool worthy :)

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  23. I recently bought one of those totes at Michaels on sale. I worry a bit about things falling out but I like the easy access. Now that I seen all of yours and how you organized them I want MORE :)

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  24. Love, Love, Love the copics and pencils in the bag. I've tried several storage options and to-date still looking.

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  25. You should now be a spokesperson for those tote bags, because I am joining all these other readers in planning to go out and nab at least one the next time I have a coupon! Loved seeing where you work, and how you make it portable. What a bright, colorful, inspiring space.

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  26. Love your studio!
    Great organizing tips :)

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  27. Love this post. Those photos all speak of possibility. New counter space, a sea of colors and each supply findable! Invigorating images. And your home studio floors ALWAYS make me smile. LOVE them.
    Hugs, Chris

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  28. Whoa. It looks fab. love all the counter space.
    What brand of pencils are the BIG FAT ONES? They look like they could be fun.

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  29. I think I have supply-envy or maybe organizing-envy....whatever it is it is making me floopy-headed....I want to go tear my little room apart and make all the colors play nice-nice! Great idea!!

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  30. I love your space!!! simply fabulous it glows with your creative spirit!!!! Putting the bookshelves on their sides was BRILLIANT- look at all of that counter space!!!!
    Your scrapbook bag idea is awesme- I have one that I was thinking of paaing on- NO Longer!!!!
    Love the photos of your glorious supply collections- and refereencing an earlier comment- I definately have organization envy!!!!!

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  31. Oh, I have pen envy :-)

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  32. Copic Marker HEAVEN!!!!

    Wish I were as organized. :)

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  33. Oh my gosh, this post was fantabulous eye candy Teesha!! Gorgeous Studio and delicious supplies, thanks for sharing!

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  34. You probably get asked this all the time, but what do you use for your fabulous journal pages? Do you use paint? Is the white a marker? Do a new post and fill us in!

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  35. *Sigh*Moan*Pant*
    Thank you for the peek into your studio--it tells a lot about you and your process.
    Since my studio is my kitchen table and whatever I can stuff on or under it, I love hearing about ways to organize. Out of necessity, I too have bags 'o stuff hanging off the kitchen chairs.
    Use everything!

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  36. *Gasp*

    I want your pen bag!!! =)

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  37. Love the photos of all your "stuff." I agree having some bags to haul your stuff and keep it organized so you can easily find what you are looking for is great. TFS!
    Aloha, Kate

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  38. Love the way you organized your pencils and markers in that one bag - does the bag come with the four departments, or did you create the dividers? I'm so envious!

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  39. These are cool supply containers. If I had them the only thing I would need to add would be chocolate for energy!

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  40. OH MY GAWWWWWD!! THAT MARKER BAG!! I cracked up when i first saw it - then i drooled, cause I want one JUST LIKE IT!! lovely colors... your work is always so inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Oh my goodness Teesha!! That is COPIC MARKER Heaven, I am drooling at that bag filled with pens, pencils and markers. I would SO love to spend a day creating with you :)
    Thanks for such inspiration!

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  42. what kinda color pencils are thoses big ones ?

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  43. OMG, I love your studio and it is so bright and cheery. I only have a fraction of what you have. I am also setting up my own studio soon. Take care.

    Hugs from Malaysia

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  44. I like your blog :)

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  45. I'm in love with your studio....Being new to this whole thing I haven't amassed the supplies you have, but they alone are inspiring!

    Shannon

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  46. Ahaaa so much wunnerful color! More Moore posts please....

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  47. Hey, I have a question, in your videos (etc), what type of tape/glue do you use, and where can I buy it?

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  48. wow everything is soooo BEEAUUTTIFUL!

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  49. Such a treat to get a look into your studio and your amazing organization skills.

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  50. Great journal stuff and love all your space and materials !!

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  51. THAT is an investment in colorful pens for sure!!!

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  52. Lucky you... never seen so many materials in all my life. I am jealous.

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  53. It is always nice to see the spaces and techniques that artists use. I love the roominess of your place and those totes are a wonderful storage system!

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  54. Love your space! Its amazing. Enjoy creative soul.

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  55. your studio looks like a very happy place to work. Love your storage totes. I have one or two of them in a closet and now I am thinking I may borrow some of your ideas and use them on a tabletop!!!! THANKS for sharing!!!

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