I read Ann Maries bog today": http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/our-creative-spaces. It was great so I thought I'll add my two cents worth and I hope you do the same.Hi, I’m going to talk about “My Creative Space” or in my case “spaces”.
I have one on the veranda, at this time of year not used much, mostly where I play on the computer and do book work, that is when it is cold out side but the sun is shining (like today). Another is outside in the serenity garden ,that’s where I meditate and sketch ideas that pop up. That’s a mess at the moment I’m adding a tea garden on to it.
But now I have my room … Its not the best room in the house, its cold, dark and damp. It used to be the junk room, but now it is a tidy junk room, well tidy ish .
The point is, it doesn’t matter what your space is, as long as it is your space even if it is a little corner of the kitchen and you have to pack it up after you, all you have to be, in my opinion is comfortable and relaxed, the positive energy will be attracted to you, and I am sure you will find you will make less and mistakes.
I change my room around a lot, if I get stuck or lose my motivation I clean or re-arrange things, which pisses my cat off as he is partly blind and has to learn every thing again .My friends (pets) are the only ones that shear my space. Everyone is welcome of cause but it is generally too cold for most people, I like it myself
  Veranda

Entrance to my room, paper mashie bricks on walls and columns around doors to make grand entrances in to the rooms, the door is off at the moment I’m going to paint a path leading into the forest, clear lite   roof, and the plants are from veranda. I might finish it one day its been a year so far.
This is coming into the room , my new drawing board yah ! that’s an A1 sized paper on there. A good size!
The big cloth on the wall is covering an old window that is draftee as .

My drawing area , I found a big piece of glass last night and taped the ends now I’ve got a cleanable smooth surface . The computer not working at mo . Swivel chair I made up out off three different chairs, my girlfriend wouldn’t let me take the seat out of her car, bugger.

This is Ruby’s(my dog) area ,I made a tent out of a bed mattress, and she loves it, the shirt is her door.
More bench space and reference books and notes.

Most important place for me is the bench space here is a tribute to the ones I love and lost .its got my pencils on it which don’t be long and the photos are down so you can’t see them ,but they go with me where ever I am the most.
I would love to find out how and why you have set out your spaces . So please share your thoughts and photos.

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I love your spaces Danny. It looks like a very comfortable, warm atmospheric space.  It looks like a great space to be in. Having your companion animal friends there is great too. My cats love the smell of my pastels and my pencils.  It seems to be of great interest to them lol And they like to sit on what I'm working on not so good! lol
 lol my cats got a love afair with my dust brush ,its an old make up brush(not mine), fat cat the big black blind one,snifs it out and buggers off with it and rolls around the ground. They also used to love play on my work,thats why I stand up and draw,the kitten used to jump on my shoulder,(i had to change my undies a couple of times, little sh...)now he just climbs up my leg,one is bad as the other really. But its not the same if they not there. 

Pauline Donohoe said:
I love your spaces Danny. It looks like a very comfortable, warm atmospheric space.  It looks like a great space to be in. Having your companion animal friends there is great too. My cats love the smell of my pastels and my pencils.  It seems to be of great interest to them lol And they like to sit on what I'm working on not so good! lol
lol they are great to have around annoying sometimes but fun.  Some people think cats are unsociable. I've never experienced that. Ours are the opposite. Like glue they follow my husband and I everywhere in the house. Sometimes they turn up at the exact spot where we are heading to do something.  They must be psychic lol
 I know,how they do that lol, My friends follow me around aswell,the other day I went up to the shop, I had the head fones on and people where laughing at me and waving,I turned around and there where 5 hens a rooster, 2 cats, the dog and the sheep following me, now they wait at the gate. I got rid of the sheep, she knew how to climb fences,she thought she was a dog.

Pauline Donohoe said:
lol they are great to have around annoying sometimes but fun.  Some people think cats are unsociable. I've never experienced that. Ours are the opposite. Like glue they follow my husband and I everywhere in the house. Sometimes they turn up at the exact spot where we are heading to do something.  They must be psychic lol
Danny sounds like you live on a farm or in the countryside?

Thanks for sharing your creative space, Danny. It looks very cozy!

I laughed at this part: "I turned around and there where 5 hens a rooster, 2 cats, the dog and the sheep following me"

After that comment I had to look at your profile to see where you live - New Zealand, a beautiful place!

Btw I'll post a link to this thread in Ann's post, so people reading that thread can see your creative space too.

I'm in a little town,20 mins out from the city in new zealand, theres only about 4 or 5000 people here. I have a wee bit of land in the middle of town.Pauline Donohoe said:
Danny sounds like you live on a farm or in the countryside?


thanks,

new zealand is a great place to be, have you ever been here, its only a couple of hours from where you are,lol.


Thaneeya McArdle said:

Thanks for sharing your creative space, Danny. It looks very cozy!

I laughed at this part: "I turned around and there where 5 hens a rooster, 2 cats, the dog and the sheep following me"

After that comment I had to look at your profile to see where you live - New Zealand, a beautiful place!

Btw I'll post a link to this thread in Ann's post, so people reading that thread can see your creative space too.

Hi Danny yes I have been there. In 1980/81 I spent a month believe it or not hitchhiking around the south island. I was young and brave/naive.  It was the norm then to  hitchhike.  Families picked up hitchhikers and took them home.  It is a lovely friendly place and so beautiful.  I saw alot of the north and south islands.  I took a two week bus trip then bought a YHA pass and went on my own.  There is alot of inspiration there.  Thats great Danny being able to have your animals.

danny vaughan barrett said:
I'm in a little town,20 mins out from the city in new zealand, theres only about 4 or 5000 people here. I have a wee bit of land in the middle of town.Pauline Donohoe said:
Danny sounds like you live on a farm or in the countryside?

Pauline, your NZ adventures in the early 80s sound like a great way to see the islands.

Danny, I visited NZ for a few days earlier this year - we stayed in Akaroa and explored the whole Banks Peninsula.  The scenery blew my mind, and that isn't even the part of NZ that is most famous for spectacular scenery.

There is so much to see, do and explore in NZ that my husband and I would like to dedicate several months to it someday.  I can't wait - it's such a stunning country on so many levels.

It was Thaneeya, can't believe now I did it. But the world was different, I was different (more adventurous). I'd like to spend more time in NZ. It touched something in me.  The scenery sometimes brought tears to my eyes.  It is interesting because I didnt make many plans about the trip, apart from the flight and initial tour. I didnt read alot about NZ.  Now my approach seems to be to research anywhere I visit, (not that I've been anywhere for a while), even within Australia.  Find out everything I can then go.  There is good and bad about that approach. You dont get to miss any of the good stuff that you might if you hadnt looked into it. I think sometimes people pass through towns and miss things.  But researching too much takes away any surprises you might come across. Depends on how much time you have too whether you need to plan.  I'm sure your long trip will be fun. You can see alot in several months and not have to rush as the country is a small size.  

Thaneeya McArdle said:

Pauline, your NZ adventures in the early 80s sound like a great way to see the islands.

Danny, I visited NZ for a few days earlier this year - we stayed in Akaroa and explored the whole Banks Peninsula.  The scenery blew my mind, and that isn't even the part of NZ that is most famous for spectacular scenery.

There is so much to see, do and explore in NZ that my husband and I would like to dedicate several months to it someday.  I can't wait - it's such a stunning country on so many levels.

 

My workspace is a 4,2m x 3,3m room with a nice big window at one end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My desk and computer workstation lines one wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work surface below the window. On it is a shield that I am busy making for my Lions club.

The white bit is my original clay sculpture and the pink bit is the mold from which I hope to make a polyester resin casting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My drawing table and an old electronic organ that I restored lines another wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry  and Theodore keep watch from their perch on the organ.

Henry is a Buddha that I sculpted from modelling clay and Theodore is a parabear.

One of my hobbies designing and making kites.

I send Theodore up into the air and when he gets to the top he jumps off and comes floating down on a parachute. The kids on the beach love him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest of the wall with some of my hats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A xylophone that I designed and built fills up the rest of the space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I make signs for a vendor at our weekly flea market and these three are a pretty accurate description of who and what I am.

 

 It may not be much as studios go but it's mine and I love it.

 

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