October 21, 2010

Work Spaces . . . Susan M. Hinckley's Studio

You can probably tell a lot about a person by the kind of environment they work best in.  When I recently moved to a new studio space, I was so excited by the possibilities!  I took photos after I got things set up.

And I was delighted to have a large and lovely new desk,

new shelves with matchy-matchy storage boxes,

And a place for everything.

But the "everything in its place" is where I've started to run into trouble.  I can't find anything.  I know where it used to be sitting --  on the floor or perched precariously atop a pile on my old, woefully small desk. But having it all put away just bewilders me.  I should have made some kind of key that told me where everything ended up.

And that enormous clean desk?!  Perfectly intimidating.  I could hardly do anything creative at all for a month.

Now that I've started to break it in a bit, things are going much better.

It's obvious that I work best in about a 6" square space, surrounded by all the detritus inherent in my creativity.

Proof that it never pays to try to be something you're not.

If it's not an old adage, it should be:   
To thine own messy-studio-self be true.


  1. I am green with envy! Heh, heh... I want the table, the chair, the shelves and the bins. Pretty please? I had to laugh at your discomfort at having everything so well organized. That's how I work, too. Things get put away, and slowly make their way out again, piles form, and then it becomes unbearable, cleaning time and it all happens again... What I really want is a door so that I don't have to look at the chaos, but there is no escaping it as my dining room is my studio.

  2. what a fantastic work space....lets see some more pics in a year!

  3. Love love,love to discover diverses work spaces !!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I felt a little intimidated by this huge VERY TIDY and clean studio compared to mine and was so happy to see that Suzan, you are also intimidated! I am sure you will get used to it! It is great!

  5. I made a video of mine:


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