When we purchased our home 12 years ago, we made sure it had a den/office with a big window, a space that would become 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 (& MUST!) make our amazing and worthwhile creations anywhere. Be it using a sewing machine, a laptop, paints and brushes, glue and paper, food... the rest of the world NEEDS us to create. Why wait?
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.
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. See the above painting!
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. It worked. I cleaned up the laundry room and found my first 'studio'.
I am forever grateful for the spaces I found to create ~ and for the willingness to create wherever I could find space.
"Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic"
~ John Henry Lowett
What do YOU think? Are you waiting for a special space to call your own? Maybe you should just go and make it... today!
Above image: Humble Beginnings, a VERY early KmBerggren mini painting.
I'm out of town this week, but when I return I'd LOVE to ship you a new original painting. I have some great ones on my studio wall right now. There are times when I have only 2 or 3 available paintings, and times when I have 25. Right now I have 22!
Do you need a new piece to enliven or START your collection? I offer layaway plans.
Here are some of the available original paintings. Which one is YOUR favorite?
Thank you for everything, have a WONDERFUL day. Wanna chat live on Facebook? I'll see you there.
Love & Sincerely, Katie