We head to Grand Junction, Colorado to take a look around Bri's inspiring office.
"Every time I come in here I feel like I am being invited to create. I love that."
Tell us about your space?
My husband and I are currently in Grand Junction, CO. We moved here in June of 2013. We live in an apartment right now and although it's one of the bigger spaces we've ever lived in, we still don't have a ton of room. We fortunately have a second bedroom which I turned into our office/craft space. Sometimes my husband works in the room on occasion. I'm a photographer that also dabbles in other crafts and design type hobbies. The room is used mostly for editing but also for making music and other artsy fartsy things. I play a few different instruments and enjoy singing. I have recently taken an interest in making wire rings that I sell on etsy. I also have personal sketchbooks/art journals that I make just for my own enjoyment.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I've really enjoyed adding some greenery around my creating space. Plants brighten up a room and just make me happy. I also have vintage touches here and there.
How do you keep organized?
I try my hardest to put things away when I am done with them. That sounds obvious and needless to say. But my creative space stays way more organized if I can make myself put things back where they go.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
One of my favorite things I own is my typewriter. I found it a few years ago for only $20 and it has been extra fun to play with. I have a lot of my photography and prints up around the room. I made the "Be Kind" print as well as a few others around our home. Most of the photo prints I have around are from my high school and college photo classes. They remind me how far I've come as an artist and to always try new things.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I make a lot of lists. If you look at the "notes" app on my phone, it is full of ideas and thoughts for projects. I also have a suitcase full of cutouts and clips of things that inspire me. I wouldn't call the suitcase organized, but at least it's all in one place. ;)
Where do you look for inspiration?
I really love pinterest. It's such easy access to a world of incredible, inspiring artists. I am a firm believer in exploring other artists' work and finding your own ideas and thoughts through it.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?The ultimate dream is to one day have my own dark room so I can develop and print my own work. That would be the best ever.