When we purchased our new house a year ago, we made sure it had a den with a big window that I could use for my studio. It is better than I imagined with double doors and a lovely neighborhood view. Before this house, I painted in my laundry room (though I never told anyone that), squeezed between the sink and the dryer. Before that – the kitchen table.
I believe that we can make amazing work anywhere we choose. It seems logical sometimes to wait for our ‘ideal’ location before we begin, but why not get going wherever you can make room? I come from humble beginnings, and am forever grateful for the space I have now. It is simple, but it is my space to create.
Over the last 5 months, I have moved my kids’ art table into the space as well – I have less room now, but we can all create together, which is nice.
Above image: Humble Beginnings; hanging in my current studio – with a card that says:
When I was working at my kitchen table, years ago, I felt penned-in, as though my giant intentions were squashed into a small space that I had to clean up each night after working. But this little space did the job, it got me started and before too long I realized that I could probably find a better place to work if I just did a little brain-storming and a little reorganization of my home.
I am forever grateful for the spaces I found to create ~ and for the willingness to create wherever I could find space.
The Free Cards Winner for last week is Dana (she commented on the blog but I do not have her contact info, if you see this Dana, please contact me!)
Have a wonderful week!
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