Sunday 4 September 2011

Where Do People Create?

'Where People Create Blog' was started in January 2010, I had to take the rest of the year off college due to been too sick to attend and needed something to maintain my sanity.  I have an obsession with home magazines and studio spaces, and love the 'Where Women Create' Books.  But I decided I wanted to see more, more studios, more craft spaces. 

I wanted to see more natural spaces one's that weren't polished and tidied to an inch of life as well as the tidied ones, I wanted to see the tiny spaces and the large attic conversions to the shed in the garden.  I wanted to show it doesn't matter how good, how big, or how great your space is, you can create regardless and hope that this blog will give people the encouragement to set up a corner or a shed or whatever it may be and start creating and not hold back due to lack of space. I also wanted it to be a blog that both women and men could feature in unlike the Where Women Create Series.  And so Where People Create was born.

The blog consists of showing numerous photos or videos or both of the space. Then to give the viewer an idea of the space, and its uses, and how it functions I decided that ten questions should be asked to each artist/crafter.  Also, at the end of the feature I will usually try to post a photo of the persons work.

  • What kind of Art/Crafts do you do?

  • Where do you do your art/crafts?

  • How do you keep all your supplies organised?

  • How do you keep yourself motivated to keep your space tidy?

  • Any tips for how to keep art spaces tidy or organised?

  • Do you get stressed out when your space gets in a mess?

  • If you could have your dream space tomorrow what would it look like?

  • Is there any craft you would love to do but cant due to limitations of your art space?

  • What is the next big thing on your wish list for your art space?

  • Is there a website for people to see or buy your art/crafts?

  • I am always looking for spaces to be featured, all that you have to do is drop me a line at:  Artists and crafters from all around the globe have been featured, but would love to see more of my fellow Etsy Ireland team members.  

    Susan Moloney's Art Studio  Susan Moloney's Facebook Page
    Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect, we like seeing messy studios remember, or how about  taking one messy and one clean its up to you.  You don't even need photos if videoing is your thing than send us in a video.
    Balanced Crafts Studio Feature.   Balanced Crafts on Facebook.
    I guess the real reason I set up 'Where People Create' was due to the fact that for a long time I didn't do art, I thought I hadn't the space for it, and so for a good number of years my art lay dormant.  But around 2003 after I moved to the UK and had a room that had a large dining room table that wasn't been used, and I jumped at the chance of getting dug into my art. 

    My messy dining room table in UK 
    When I moved back to Ireland I made sure I had a room to work in, it was tiny but it was space.  But I will always regret not getting around to it sooner, and so I hope my blog encourages someone to get back to their art or start art and crafts, and not to worry about where they do it, its how and why you do it that matters!
    Missy Bonkers Studio  Missy Bonkers Website
    Where People Create also have a Facebook Page where we try to post photos of studios or studio ideas daily. And to those of you who have been already featured a BIG thank you again for helping to keep the blog going.

    And finally thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this and I hope you come visit Where People Create sometime, or perhaps consider being featured. Thank you!



    1. I love your blog!(and yourfacebook) It's great that you feature messy studios too as I'm a total nightmare at keeping things tidy and it's good to see other cluttered spaces. I will be moving my studio downstairs in the next few weeks so after that I really want to send you an entry.

    2. Thank You and best of luck with moving the studio Ruth, whenever you are settled down and comfortable in your new space, just send on your feature. I look forward to seeing it.

    3. Just brilliant!
      I work daily in the studio area of my apartment and there is no way I could keep it as tidy and shiny as those in Where Women Create. If I did, no work would get done.
      Cheers, Colette

    4. ann's blog is fantastic! it's so great to see all the different spaces! btw, my studio was brand new in that photo, and it is much more untidy now! lol!

    5. another fan here!
      was so much fun to take part, I love seeing others work spaces!

    6. Colette looking through the Where Women Create Book I too wonder how Id ever get any work done end of the day Id rather a practical Studio than a pretty one.

    7. I love your blog, You did a great work! I love it! BTW, if you have etsy coupon you can share your coupon at

    8. I create everywhere :) If you want a pic of me sitting knitting on a bus or boat or in a cafe, that's my kind of studio...

      The rest happens in my living room.

    9. lol Purls I had one feature and the 'studio' was a deck chair out in the garden with a basket of wool! So why not on the bus! :P


      See, and now I look forward to your photos on the bus! :D

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