Happy New Year!! I Have been working hard on some great things for the upcoming CHA show next week. Classes are filling fast, and I can't wait for an exciting 2014 full of new things.
Part of our new, exciting things around here includes Copic in the Craft Room. This is our new community celebrating the creativity of people just like you, teaching and sharing great ideas for using your Copic Markers in craft projects. We are creating a community for crafters through the use of several social media sites including Facebook and Pinterest. (Click the links and like or follow us and join the community of Copic crafters!)
Our program goals are:
- To Inspire Copic crafters, both new and experienced, to use their Copic products and get crafty.
- To Educate crafters, no matter their skill level, teaching proper product use for success and new ways to use Copic products.
- To Grow both as a community and as individual crafters.
As you can see it is messy!! This won't be cleaned up until I leave for CHA, because that big stack of papers you see are almost all related to the new Tracing Memories classes starting up in ONE WEEK. Yikes!
I love my big, spacious view of the trees and the Costco parking lot across the street.
My craft supplies are all store in a set of drawers off to the left. I do have a full set of every color of marker, but those are for special occasions. At work, I usually have to use a very specific color range, so I have limited markers out at any time.
The paintings are some I made last year for my office, to go with the color scheme of the rug and chairs.
Because I write directions and tutorials, my computer plays an important role. But, the spot I use the most is my handy light table.
This is my life. I draw with pencil, trace with a multiliner, scan, print, then color. I always keep scratch paper under my work when I'm at the coloring stage. Here is a picture that I am working on for the new Tracing Memories class. I have a photo of my daughter and my lucky pirate lunchbox to keep me inspired.
I have a good, true white lamp for keeping colors accurate when I am working. I share my office with Nancy, our amazing Certification Director. She keeps the program running smoothly. She's an amazing friend and an incredibly hard worker. Love you Nancy!!
Because I am the Product Director for Imagination International, I have to actually get business done, I can't be coloring all the time (sadly!)
I have a giant set of Ikea closets on the other side of my room. This holds paper samples, product samples, and packaging ideas that we've had over the years. At my little desk and chairs, visitors are always welcome. We have meetings, I do product training for whoever is curious about how our products work, and plan all sorts of great things to help you get more out of your markers. Again, more Tracing Memories stuff on the table (I hope you come to one of those classes this year, it will be awesome!), reminding me I'd better get back to work.
My desk at home is just a laptop, a rack of markers, a light table, and a scanner/printer. My husband is the one who owns the big, messy art studio at home- the kind of big room where you can throw paint, build an installation piece, have a disco party, or invite your cub scout group to take an art class from me.
I love my markers! Most of the time, I am hauling sets of markers around the community, teaching kids art classes, Tracing Memories classes at the local retirement communities, and wherever else there are people who need more art in their lives.
Wanna see more inspiring spaces? Check out the rest of the blog hop!
Make sure you stop in at the Copic in the Craft Room Facebook page and share your own crafty space photos.
Thanks for visiting my office!
By the way, you can register now for my Tracing Memories class in Portland, OR on Feb. 15th. Two sessions to choose from, each are 4 hr classes, and only $99! I think you will love the new class!!