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Michele Melcher Illustration, Philadelphia based illustrator, artist, painter.

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Fresh start 2014 – Studio 2.0

Michele Melcher

A few quick photos of my new workspace!

A few quick photos of my new workspace!

Happy New Year!

It’s always nice to have some sort of a fresh start with the New Year. I took a few weeks off over the holiday and decided to reorganize and paint my studio to do just that. The studio had always been a functional workspace, but I was never 100 % happy with it.  Too much furniture in too tight a space made for cramped, dust-behind-everything conditions on top of it starting to become a catch all for junk. It felt like it wasn’t so much my workplace as much as it was becoming a storage room that I worked in.  Worse yet, I had some serious studio envy when I look at other people’s awesome work spaces. I know, one of my first rules of sanity is not to compare myself to others but COME ON ….have you seen PRIMER’S space?

So I cleared it all out, including my filing cabinet and the studio crawlspace (which I could not even walk in) and heaved a bunch of crap to the curb and shoved the rest of it into the attic – ha. Below are some pictures of the before and the after. Sorry about the poor quality of the shots but the slanted ceiling makes it a hard room to photograph. The before shots are while the operation was happening so there is a bunch of crap everywhere. The after shots are what it looks like at the moment. There are still things that I want to do to the space, get a new light fixture for the ceiling, put some carefully curated stuff up on the walls, accents that will make the space “mine” but I’m really happy with the way it is turning out so far. I’m kind of going for what my version of a “man cave” would be since I am not a girly girl really at all.  I love working in here now…even if it’s just to sit and drink my coffee while I read the news.

PS, I still cannot walk in the crawlspace.