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12/01/2014

A Space To Create + WeWork

I was recently asked by the folks at WeWork to share my creative space.  WeWork is a co-working company that aims to inspire creative people to do what they love by providing the tools and spaces to do it in.  It's a fantastic concept and I can only imagine how instrumental it would be for upcoming artists and entrepreneurs to have access to these kinds of spaces.  Never mind the potential for collaboration with so many fellow creatives working together. Sounds like a dream non?



Back to my personal creative space.  Like I was saying, the request to share my own creative space couldn't have come at a better time.  It's been on my mind a lot lately, with the recent-ish changes {new baby & husband now working from home} in our home I have been in need of invigorating and defining my studio area.  I have actually been mentally planning it for weeks, since my nest on the couch with my laptop has not been cutting it lately.  I have a mountain of projects on the back burner just waiting to get done that have been driving me nuts.  Due to no proper space to work in, I have been shuffling my projects around the house in baskets and more often than not they get tucked away in a closet until I can get to them. So, it's been a looong time comin'.



We live in a relatively small townhouse but luckily I have the perfect nook in my kitchen breakfast area that I can make my own. The only thing that has been stopping me has been the drabbest of drab brown paint on the walls. Well, I finally painted those nasty walls this weekend with fresh white to give me some much needed light and airiness.  Now painted, the space instantly feels like a place I can get things done.  My desk came down from upstairs and I gathered up some of my favorite bits and pieces from around the house, added some plants and voila!




Now that I have my new creative space all set up, I can't believe how I lived without it for so long. All of my supplies are at my finger tips and the projects are already rolling again.  I have a perfect place for shooting photos for my shop, sewing, blogging and writing letters and all the rest. I've even noticed that I am already much more productive with the little time I have. Which is just so very important as a busy Mamma. So much so I was thinking of doing another post about the make up of an effective creative space. So stay tuned for that :)



The right space for the job is just as important as the right tools for the job, even if it's just a nook in your kitchen.  Dedicated creative space can be the difference between making your creative dreams real or not.  I can't thank WeWork enough for giving me a much needed nudge to get it rolling. Thanks Ya'll!  So...if you're interested in learning more about WeWork checkout some of their locations to see if they are in an area near you! Word on the street is they have a new location coming soon to Austin, which I plan on checking out next time I'm in town fo sho.

xoxo-Andrea

Just to be clear...this was not a sponsored post guys, just sharing a groovy resource for my fellow creative peeps out there <3

7 comments:

  1. What a colorful, inspiring space to work in! Awesome you added a design/mood board!

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    1. Thanks Patty! Love my mood boards!

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  2. Love this. Not only functional but inspirational as well. I am currently working at the kitchen table, but this gives me ideas.....:) Donna

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    1. Cheers! I love that you were inspired :)

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  3. I just followed a link here From Moon to Moon, and I am amazed by the amount of inspiration you share. I love this work space. At this stage, I certainly don't have a creative space to call my own, but damn do I want one. I'd like to belive that if there was space, the creativity might come.

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    1. Hi Rachel! That is the ultimate compliment! Thank You! It's imperative that I have my art supplies at my finger tips or I just won't create! I saw a great idea recently for if you don't have dedicated space...a three tier rolling cart with all your supplies on it. You can just roll it over to the kitchen table when inspiration strikes! I think they have one at Ikea and Tuesday Morning stores right now too!

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