No staging, no special lighting (bad lighting, actually), just an everyday look at the place I call my studio. I love my space in the basement. It's quiet down there and I have everything I could possibly want to work with all tucked in its place. One of these days I'll make some real curtains instead of my vintage pillowcases tossed over the rods and I have a plan in my head for recovering those work chairs. Right now I'm in quilting mode, so those projects will have to wait!
The folded fabrics in a china cabinet. It has doors that I took off when I painted it and never put them back on. It is so much more convenient to not have to open the doors all the time, but the doors are so much prettier. Pretty? Easy? Pretty? Easy? Decisions, decisions.
An overall view of the organized chaos. You can see my machines on the wall on the right with the embroidery machine on a cabinet in the foreground on the right. My ironing table is in the center there with the Amy Butler Parrot Tulips in orange covering it. Trying to light this dungeon is my biggest battle. There are ceiling bulbs which don't spread light well, then the pink damask task lights over the cutting table, the Ott lamp that moves around, the wall sconce and then the cabinets have lights in them as well. When I work I turn on every single light to make it workable.
A better look at the sewing area with the thread, buttons and presser feet all on the wall. All of my "babies" lined up underneath. Bernina, Elna and Brother. In the foreground you can see the AccuCut station.
Like the shadow in this picture? Ever since I got my fancy new DSLR I have a problem with holding my pinky up in front of the flash. I'm trying to retrain myself to hold underneath the lens, but every once in awhile I catch a snap like this one with my pinky shadow looming over the entire scene!