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1/26/11

colour my world

max's art studio is up and running...with the hopes that now that he has his own organized space, all of me and matt's art supplies won't go missing anymore. 
printer paper won't be abducted from its home. and the jar by my desk will have more than a few empty mechanical pencils in it.
max has sticky art fingers.
i put 3 of the lack side tables together (the yellow version was on clearance) to make a drawing surface. it works pretty well, especially for when he's working with his large roll of paper. and like me, max likes to color and paint on his knees..close to the floor (i'm a indian-style painter..haha). the side tables are just the right height.
matt and i found some vintage metal baskets to tuck underneath and filled them with pounds and pounds of paper. i give it a couple weeks before they're empty.
we're planning on doing some paper making around here soon. i think max would find it interesting. i would love any and all advice on the matter from all you paper makers out there!
i found this laundry hanger at ikea and thought it looked like a pretty little chandelier. it was a must...and the clips are perfect for drying messy masterpieces.
form and function for just a few dollars!
(it would make a funny nursery mobile too, no?)
my inner 6 year old wants to hide away up there. 
i can't wait to see what my little guy gets himself into. 
hopefully something messy and odd and wonderful!

17 comments:

  1. I love his little art studio. I bet he is going to make some wonderful artwork.

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  2. I'm certain your paper making will be lovely! If you can, find some wild flower seeds to mix in with your pulp, when the paper is done being used, you plant it and it grows flowers!!

    My favorite place to make paper is at my kitchen sink. I fill the sink basin with my pulp and water mixture and that way it's easy to clean up after!

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  3. It looks lovely! Good to know we're not the only ones who can't seem to find a marker without a smooshed tip or having the printer blink empty all the days of our lives!

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  4. This is such a wonderful place to facilitate adventurous art! :)

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  5. LOVE it! The paint sample collection is cute. :)
    and my sister is a 2nd grade teacher and uses the IKEA mobile thing to dry artwork around her classroom!

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  6. My friend, Flower Patch Farmgirl sent me over today to enjoy your beautiful pics and creativity. Love your kid-friendly studio ideas. What an inspiring spot!

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  7. holy crap, its amazing! and those baskets....WANT

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  8. oh my, this is sooo lovely.
    i wish my art space looked like this..i would be in heaven.
    xoox

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  9. this is so perfect. i adore the whole room!

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  10. That room is a fantasy wonderland. What a good mama you are to provide such tastiness for your boy to explore and learn and love in...I can only imagine the memories he'll make and be able to hold and share with his family one day. AMAZING JOB, KATIE! xooxoxo♥

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  11. what an inspiring little space, and that laundry hanger chandelier is all kinds of swoony. SO nicely done.

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  12. i keep coming back to this post and smiling! :)

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  13. this is so lovely. what a perfect space for a little artist. i bet he loves it!

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  14. my inner six year old wants to come over and play or hide either one, woozers, impeccable taste and work as always, well done!

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  15. the room is just adorable!! and wherever did you find those wire baskets - i LOVE them and have been wanting some (at a thrift store price of course ha)! Please do tell!

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  16. oh to be small again... this place is loamy soil for the imagination.

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  17. thank you all so much!
    max has destroyed the place already..haha. he's quite at home there now.

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