As a full-time painter and freelance artist, I'm no stranger to working from home. Even prior lockdown, much of my creative process has involved me working independently from concept to painting canvasses to shipping them to clients and galleries. Since I'm working from my home studio 90% of the time, over lockdown I've come up with ways to make my space as inspiring and comfortable as possible, both as a workspace and a self-care area.
In this article, I'm so excited to share with you my favorite internet finds that keep me creative, happy, and healthy as I make my best work! Hopefully, these studio essentials will inspire you to get creative in your own homes and self-care routines!
Ultimately, a large part of the artistic life also involves self-care to keep burnout and creative blocks at bay. That’s why I believe it’s important to surround yourself with high-quality tools that make your job easier and also keep your space inspiring and motivating.
Whether you’re working from the comfort of your room or in a co-working space, most of these items will effortlessly carry you through your creative tasks with style! That’s about it for my top 10 essentials for any creative looking to be their most productive self—both in and out of the studio!
Cosmetics and skincare
Home electronics, PC, camera
Food and drinks
Kids and baby
Interior and furniture
DIY and tools
Sports and fitness
Books, CDs, DVDs
Cars and motorcycles
Housing equipment and renovation
Smartphones and mobile phones
Investment and asset management
Credit cards and loans