It is hard to carve out a creative space – be it a desk for writing or painting, storage area for craft supplies or photography equipment. Sometimes we only have 15-20 minutes and if we have to set-up and take down we are not going to bother. It is hard as 15 minutes might be all you need to put that last touch on a picture, do a journal entry or an outline.
I have often taken over my dining room table with plastic for my tablecloth, paint, glue gun, canvass and recently a flower-pot. You can see my table as soon as you come through the front door and turn you head to the right. If I am not expecting anyone I will leave it all on the table for a few days to finish my craft. But wouldn’t it be nice to leave all my craft supplies on a table and just close a door? Dreaming.
So, what can we do to create a space for us – even a tiny space. I am lucky in that I have a large bedroom and have a table (my mother linoleum & chrome kitchen table) set up as my desk. So I can leave my laptop, paper and files out to jot down ideas. I have a bulletin board to capture ideas and pictures/cards that mean something to me.
Here are a few ideas that might work to capture some limited space. Below is an IKEA Bekvan kitchen cart but it could be used for anything. It is on wheels so could be easily rolled into a closet or tucked into a corner.
Over at Sunset they showcase incorporating a closet into an office.
What about capturing some space from behind a closet door for craft supplies. Found idea over at The Idea Room.
From House and Garden UK found this great idea for creative space under the stairs. I know we don’t all have an extra room, a staircase or even an extra closet so maybe we have to capture space vertically for our creative endeavours. Check out this pegboard I found over at Poppytalk.
I think it is important to create a space just for us. So look around and see if you have some extra wall space, even a small space to roll a cart into or set an easel up. Let’s be creative.
You can always start now!