|Madeleine Stamer, Artist/Illustrator|
"I live in an old part restored Victorian terrace that has loads of character. The natural light source is wonderful. My work area is very small for my liking but I no complain! It’s a designated area in one corner of the lounge room. Minnie our 11 month old and the dog have circuit races under the desk; they weave through my legs and around the perimeter of the room and back. We are lucky to have some really cool art made by our clever artist friends such as the ceramic ‘love me’ candy by Nicole Durling. Ebony Postma made the giant hair clips."
"Our home is quite small and I have limited space to work. I don’t have the luxury of spreading my paints and other materials out around me so I store my gear in boxes and get it out when I need it. I just keep ‘the essentials’ on the table and some of my favorite bits & bobs for inspiration which I regularly rotate. I work on the floor if I’m doing larger work. I’m currently designing wedding invites for a client and working on three illo’s for Melbourne’s Child magazine. My hubby and I share another table in the hall where we rest our weary old PC and Mac, they sit side by side harmoniously (the computers and us at times!)"
"I love my little ‘Iggy & LouLou’ dish and this funny duck-on-wheels which I commandeered from my husbands old toy collection. That weird looking gold object behind the flowers is my prized Vaughn Bode limited edition Cheech Wizard vinyl toy (I have all his comics too) I have a stack of collected objects that adorn the house, I love to re-arrange them in clusters all about the place (just like a big kid)."
"Elsie having a kip, also a good place to keep your toes warm."
"Just to the left of my desk we have a kooky rocket shape cabinet that weighs a bloody ton, our artist/sculptor friend Pablo made it. I’ve just finished a new piece so it’s a convenient spot to hang work to dry. We have a grouse balcony with two huge long windows. The balcony gets as HOT as Hell in the summer though."
"I collect crosses, crucifixes and t’s and love old religious imagery and icons. It freaks my husband out a bit though!"
"A view of the fireplace: the leadlight was a lucky ‘find’. To the right, one of my ceramic sunflowers."
"We have collected cacti and succulents for years and have them all round the garden, they’re great with the draught. The shapes and patterns influence my work greatly. They’re a bugger to weed though.
Thanks Linzie for the spotlight on my place in space! " - M.S.