Thursday, 5 January 2012

My workspace and my word for 2012

Prior to new year I bought a trestle table to use in the studio so this prompted some reorganisation.


I packed away all my acrylic paints which I had on those shelves now holding my sketchbooks. I figured that I haven't used my acrylics all that much since I've been mostly sketching.  However, if needed, my paints are still easily accessible from a cupboard in the garage.
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For now, I want to focus my workspace around my sketching in ink, pens, coloured pencil or watercolours.
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I placed all my coloured pencils into jars in groups of colour and, yes, I do plan to remove the jar labels at some point. I'm more set up now for sketching so I'm a happy little Vegemite! :)
my workspace - 02.01.12

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MY WORD FOR 2012

My regular readers will be aware that I haven't had a very good run with health over the last year and a half and these medical issues are still ongoing.  A hysterectomy will be needed in the coming months to resolve a uterine condition and that will be one major health hurdle dealt with at least.

SO, my word for 2012 will be HEALING.

Each night, I will light a candle and say a prayer before going to bed. I will ask the Universe/God/Creator/Non-physical Source for HEALING for myself, for others, for abused animals and for Mother Earth. I hope this nightly ritual will bring about positive outcomes for all.

~ Love, light and peace ~

43 comments:

  1. Hello Serena. I love your workspace and how you organized it and now I am going to do the same. I've been working in the house lately but it's time to get back to the studio. Looks really nice. You are on the right track for this year. Way to go. I hope you don't have any health problems this year. It's a great work. We'll always be here for you. Take care and have a great rest of the week.

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  2. I have heard that affirmations DO help - so hopefully your ritual will help heal your medical issues!

    I do so love how organised your desk looks, all ready for some serious art!! I have issues deciding which medium to work with and which one to have out on display, then when I do I change my mind or dont do any art at all! LOL!

    looking forward to seeing more of your sketches in the coming months!

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  3. Love your new art space! I know good things will be coming from there too! Healing is what I wish for you this year too! I know it's been rough! All the best! Love your little man there on your desk, makes me smile :)

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  4. Your workspace is amazing!! Wow. Quite inspiring and I love your word for 2012. Something I need to do more of, too. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I love the idea of having ONE word for a year! Never had thought of that before. Healing is a good one! I pray you will heal completely and have a wonderful year to come! Once the surgery is behind you and you can hang out at Burges Park and be well.

    Love your art space. So organized and conducive to great work!!! Congrats!!!

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  6. I think that is the perfect word for you this year. Excellent choice! :):)

    Love your new workspace. You really do have a lot of sketchbooks--wow! And it makes sense to reorganize to have around the supplies you've been using the most lately. You do such beautiful ink and watercolor sketches. Nice having everything so organized and at your fingertips.

    I hope this coming year will be uplifting, exciting, and filled with healing! I like your affirmation. You're in my thoughts and prayers and included every time I practice this new soul comfort thing. ;)
    Love and hugs!! xoxo :):)

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  7. Serena, you have totally inspired me to organize my art table! Thank you...this is just what I needed to see. I've been feeling a teensy bit sorry for myself because I have such a small space at the moment and just couldn't get past the mess.

    Healing sounds like the perfect word for you Serena. I will hold this vision for you too. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  8. I pray you experience healing Serena, sooner rather than later.

    Your work space is so organized. I think I would be totally inspired working there. My space is well...chaotic, unorganized and I run out of inspiration as soon as I start in.

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  9. Hi Serena, I love your workspace. So much natural light in that room. Wonderful! Art is healing! Your word and nightly ritual sounds like a positive journey to take through the year ahead. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

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  10. You have such a beautiful and serene workingspace. Im shore you will be very creative there. I wish you good luck on 2012. I hope you start feel healthier. Positive thinking is a good help many times. Much love and light
    Niina

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  11. What an inspiring workspace! I think it will inspire me to tidy up mine today! ;) Your word of the year is perfect and I hope 2012 will be the start of a whole new you!

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  12. Your workplace is very nice. I hope you heal well, happy new year, with nice drawings en good health.
    greets Niekie

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  13. Also remember to envision yourself (everyday) completely healed . Don't just ask for healing, believe that it has already happened. Live each day from that place of restored health. It is your belief that you are healthy that will make it a reality. So looking forward to your beautiful progress as the year unfolds.
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  14. Your workspace is wonderful, Serena! So tidy, decorating and inviting--love how you have it all set up, waiting for you. :o) Your word/affirmation for 2012 is perfect for you. I hope this New Year will bring you much healing, better health, lots of love, joy and peace. ((HUGS))

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  15. Simple, very organized and clean workspace. And plenty of blue hues, as I've noticed.. Thanks for giving us a peak into a creative person's desk :)

    Praying also for your healing this 2012.

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  16. Serena, your workspace is incredible. It looks like such a wonderful happy place to create beautiful art. Which you do!
    I think your word choice is perfect.

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  17. The nightly candle ritual sounds like a good idea; I hope your word for this year helps to bring you the healing you need!

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  18. Your work space looks so organized. I like all the natural light you get. I'm sure you'll be creating lots of new sketches at that table.

    Great word for 2012....and I like the candle ritual, too.

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  19. Beautiful space! SO full of light and beauty. Enjoy creating there.
    Best wishes for 2012, ~healing vibes~

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  20. Your art space looks nice and clean, and I happen to notice at how your brushes are kept in a nice neat row, I never seen a brush stand like that one before.

    Regardless one's beliefs I have learn that meditation along with prayers often helps one spiritual soul for the better of all things.

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  21. Sweetheart, I just know your prayers will be answered! Healing and happy good health is on its way!!! I LOVE your work space. It's so neat and tidy and calm.....just like I'd expect it to be. When you need a good laugh, I'll send you a pic of mine :) Nasty! But fun! haha
    Hugs to you and happy new year my friend!

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  22. Great reorganisation Serena.

    Good luck with the forthcoming year and I think your choice of word is perfect.

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  23. That work area is just beautiful. All my favorite colors pop! And I love your word for the year. Affirmations work, and I will be anxiously awaiting news here on your blog. I'll be lighting a candle and making a prayer, too. Yours sounds perfect. :-)

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  24. your space looks very full of light and really hoping that you don't have to deal with anymore health problems then you do already

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  25. Your art studio feels so calm and peaceful with the greens and blues! Jan. is the time to reorganize - I've been doing it and I've read several posts of others doing it too! Sending you healing thoughts!

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  26. Your studio looks amazing, Serena. I would love to pop over and paint with you! :)
    I wish you a very happy & healthy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  27. Hi Serena,
    Wow your workspace is so neat and lovely!
    Hugs

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  28. Your working area is beautiful, it's very tidy aand relaxing; oh so inducive to creativity. A well-chosen word; wishing you a year of good health and healing!
    xx

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  29. Your corner is so bright and sunny. love it! Happy Healthy 2012 to you. xoxox

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  30. Love your art space Serena...bright and cheerful.. now that winter is in full mode here it remeninds me of lovley summer....sending good thoughts for your health issues...take care..

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  31. Very lovely. Healing is a great word for the year.

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  32. I can't wait to get to my new house and create my new studio space. You've really inspired me here, Serena. Love all the jars. I also love your word for 2012!

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  33. My dearest Serena,
    What a perfect space for your beautiful creations. So well organized. I am so impressed. :-)
    And your word for 2012... also perfect.
    HEALING. i will be sending good vibes your way so that this new year brings you a profound sense of well-being - inside and out.
    Hugs, xoxo

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  34. What a perfect word for you. And - I just love the re-organization of your space. Well done!

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  35. Wow, looks so nice and organized. Mine, doesn't matter how I try to keep it neat, slips into chaos very quickly and my naked cat adds to it by walking over the keyboard. :-)

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  36. Such a beautiful creative place you've made. You truly know how to live up to your namesake!

    Here's to a year of putting issues to bed -Onwards & Upwards!!

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  37. Serena, I just wanted to tell you I've been thinking of you and praying for fast "healing" for you. I love your word of the year. Mine is "Focus".

    Take care,
    Donna

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  38. Your space is amazingly organized and orderly looking! Do you study feng shui? I look at it on the screen and I can tell its so calm and creative! your word is a good one and I truly hope that your ritual finds you peace and strength. XO fran

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  39. Thanks, all.

    Fran - I've never studied Feng Shui although I have read books on the subject. For a time, I did get quite involved with feng-shui-ing the house but not so much any more. :)

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  40. Serena hope your health issues get sorted out soon and you are able to have enjoy a bit more. Love your sketches as always they beautiful.

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  41. Hi Serena!

    How have you been? I hope you are feeling better already.

    Your studio is just so neat! I love it. You can find everything you need because you have organized them so well. I would like to do the same in my little art work space. However, that's not always the case. I organize my stuff and then after working on a project, it gets cluttered again. haha. :-) Oh well. I guess I need to de-clutter it every time I finish working on something. :-)

    xoxo
    Ida

    http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

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  42. Your workspace is so organised... you even take care of your brushes... please tell me that a few weeks down the track it isn't looking as neat and tidy as this... I liked seeing the way you set up and seeing all those sketchbooks... looks great and this year is going to be a great one I am sure...xx

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