Thursday, August 13, 2009

Creative Spaces

I was invited by Sean Craven to share my creative space - the inspired area where the art and magic happens. Of course, I said Yes!

Welcome to the Chateau de Bond, a small and cluttered place with a wonderful view. My creative space occupies the main table (cleaned up for guests!) as well as the surrounding floors and walls.

My creative space: desk, chair, computer, paper, pens, paints, books.

Opposing view of my creative space: books, films, view.


The flat surface for painting, the digital box for photoshopping and blogging.
The larger screen is new (birthday present - a few days old!) and triples the size of my digital workspace.
It is so much brighter than my little powerbook! Another Mac user.


The acrylic paints I've been using for the last 9 years (Delta Creamcoat and Liquitex)


A selection of inspiration from the shelf.


A model of the stage I am designing for as Stage Designer for SMP's new pantomime - the Wizard of Oz!
(I should blog more about this, as it's an exciting project and takes up much of my summer time off.)


More inspiration: the view out the window = East North Vancouver and Burnaby. I love the sounds of the seabirds and trains...

So there you go. The tour of where I do my work, though sketching and developing ideas happens in the sketchbook - which is portable: on the couch, in bed, on the beach. Art can hit you anywhere!

Look to ART Evolved soon for a collection of Creative Spaces from other artists.

4 comments:

Glendon Mellow said...

Hahaha I love the active clutter! It probably looks different every couple of hours. Studio as lava lamp.

Cool, Bond.

Sean Craven said...

Glendon works in a closet, my space is as far from the main part of the house as the missus could get it -- but it looks as if you're working right in the main flow of things. Cool!

And you do stage design as well? Please do post on the subject.

Anonymous said...

I like the vodka on the desk... for the days you need a little extra inspiration? (Glad you're still getting use out of the paints!) ~K

Raptor Lewis said...

I love to see the "Lab" creates these Awesome works!!! Mine is just so PLAIN compared to y'all's, it's not worth showing, lol. Seriously, though, I love this one and Every other space I've seen.

Love your Art, dude!! :)