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My Messy Studio Table Courtesy of Seth Apter

A couple of weeks ago Seth Apter's blog was recommended by a friend as a "don't miss out" blog to read. Upon arriving the first post I read was one about allowing the world to see us, we as artists, in our true habitat. (you can read the post here: Seth's Call for The Studio Table)

Also known as the cluttered studio and messy worktable!

Seth Apter messy worktable 2


This is my main work table area. Normally this is 4' X 3' but, as you can see, I'm working in about 1' X 1'.

Why are we always worried about cleaning everything up? What's the deal? Isn't it true to form if you're a working artist then you have a messy work area?

I know for me that this is completely, without a doubt, true almost everyday.

So here goes...here's your MESSY tour. And believe me it is. I'm in the midst of working at the stocking of several shops and three shows plus two classes in about 6 weeks time. Oy!


Seth Apter messy worktable 4


This is the opposite side of my main work area, also the same size, but now covered in resin supplies plus some other things.

I know where everything is...it appears normal to me.


Seth Apter messy worktable 1


And this is another work area usually 8' X 3'. Not sure there's even an inch there if I wanted it to be.

I have two more full lengths of counter space that I'm not showing off. They look pretty much the same just serve different purposes.

So...what does your space look like? Are you productive? I may be have a messy space but I can crank out some artsy stuff!!

Lots of good things happen over on Seth's blog!

Until next time!



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10 Responses to "My Messy Studio Table Courtesy of Seth Apter"

  • gem
    September 18, 2014 - 9:13 am

    HAH! two things: 1) from checking out all the links, I keep noticing no matter how clear our tables start? we all seem to end up with an actual useable workspace surface of 6 inches to a foot πŸ˜€ that makes me feel BETTER! and B) I also have a (bad) habit of leaving a drinking cup RIGHTNEXT to the paintywatercup. heh not real smart, and I know ya know what I mean πŸ˜‰

    THANKS for sharing your space, very interesting!

  • MaryAnn
    September 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm

    Thanks! Would love to see the art you turn out.

  • Corrine
    September 19, 2014 - 9:04 am

    Lovely, messy space with all those gorgeous findings about. Thanks for the view. xox

  • Annie
    September 19, 2014 - 9:45 am

    It is so wonderful that we can show how we really create. love your messy space.

  • RachΓ©l - Creativity Tribe
    September 19, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    I think visiting your studio might be on my bucket list. Shrink art lovers idea of heaven!!!!

  • Cynthia Phelps
    September 20, 2014 - 5:54 am

    Yep….creative minds can’t be bothered with details!

  • Monica aka The Creative Beast
    September 21, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing your studio table with us all! It is really helping me to see that I am NOT ALONE in having a cluttered work space that becomes a 12×12 actual working space πŸ˜‰

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo
    September 22, 2014 - 11:26 am

    Looks like you’ve got your work cut out for you, I always find it funny that no matter how much space we have it gets filled.

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth
    September 22, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    I wish I had all that space to work in. I don’t have any room, so that’s why I can only work on one project at a time. Your space is unbelievable. I can tell you are a real artist.

  • Lynn Radford
    September 25, 2014 - 6:16 am

    Awesome share! Love that we are all so much alike in our spaces… Your art is so whimsical and fun! Happy Creating! πŸ™‚