It doesn't look like much but to me it changes everything. This is my studio space. M.I.N.E I will be able to work on my artwork and photography whenever I want. I never have to put anything away or worry about cleaning up my mess. Because it is all mine.
and it is connected to this:
A gallery. To have art shows and stuff like that.
I can't tell you how relieved I am in. Just by moving into this space in the past week I once again feel the need to create. I am excited. I am inspired. The thought occurred to me many times over the past few years that, that "feeling" might be gone forever and I was scared and really, really sad.
The space doesn't look like the above picture anymore. I have transported most of my art supplies and lots of inspiration to my new creative home. My sweet hubs has been there, measured and is ready to install shelves and build a custom desk. I already LOVE being there.
It has been a trying couple of years but I am ready to be an artist again. Wish me luck!
It is with mixed emotions that I compost this post. The twenty-fourth and final post for the W O R D collaboration with Jen of Painted Fish Studio. This project has been so many things for me. A creative lifeline, a godsend, a welcome distraction yet at times a creative challenge and a lesson in discipline and accountability. I am so thankful to Jen for her constant support, her amazing talent and most of all her friendship. With all that being said and while I am sad this will conclude the collaboration on our blogs, I am so excited to announce that W O R D :: a polaroid collaboration will be available in book form very soon. We have decided to self-publish our collaboration. We have established awebsite and a blog and will have updates about the book, the creative process and release date there and of course I will keep you updated here as well. A most sincere thank you to all who commented and were inspired by our collaboration.
Sooo on that note...
Here is Jen's photo ::
caption :: the park & lake car wash sign hasn't changed much in the last 30+ years -- the colored balls were there when i was a child. driving by is bittersweet...
Here is my photo ::
Caption :: My absolute favorite toys from childhood