My Art Studio

Welcome to my studio!

When I first started creating I didn’t have a studio space, and would just draw by sitting on the floor. Now I’ve got a sanctuary to enter into, set the mood and create to my heart’s content.

Nicole Mizoguchi's drawing table, organized storage, and good lighting in her art studio.

These things help to set the studio space:

  • Organized storage
  • Favorite tools are ready
  • Fresh flowers for inspiration
  • Good lighting
  • Clean work surface
  • A comfy chair
  • My art cards and brochures on display, so I can see the things I’ve accomplished already
  • Music
  • Candles to remind me of light and purity
  • Cheerful colors and positive energy

When I create with pastels, I tape the paper to white foam board, so it’s easier to work.

Large drawing table in Nicole Mizoguchi's art studio.

There is a box behind the board. This creates a good angle and support for the board to lean against. It makes it easier to draw the details. And I can step back from the drawing and see my progress.

On the table top I keep tissue paper under the drawing board, to catch the dust from the pastels. This is how I work 🙂

My studio is a sanctuary, where I can close the door and relax.

If I’m not creating art, I can easily read books, meditate, listen to music, surf the net, and other things for inspiration.

Nicole Mizoguchi big comfy chair in her art studio, with shelf of inspirational books.

I enjoy reading things that are uplifting and informative. My shelf has books on healing, creativity, spirituality, meditation, business…

Some of my favorite authors are Paramahansa Yogananda, Louise Hay, Elizabeth Gilbert, JK Rowling…

I also have books by other artist like Andrew Lakey, Susan Seddon Boulet, Josephine Wall. They are my inspirations!

A special treat I give to myself and my space is fresh flowers in pretty colors.

The energy from flowers makes me all giddy and in awe of mother nature. Somehow it boosts my creativity as well. Which is a good thing!

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse inside my studio space.

Now you’ve seen the place where the magic happens!

Pink flowers in a crystal vase on Nicole Mizoguchi's art studio table.