For the past year I have been dreaming of my own studio space. I live in a cavernous old rambling house. You wouldn't think that space would be an issue for me and I guess it really isn't finding room, it's about the right space. I don't want to be up on the top floor - too far to carry stuff. I don't want to be in a guest room - too messy and I don't like working in the kitchen - too invasive. Well last week the space I have been coveting finally became available. Here's the rub, the space I've been waiting for is where my son and his friends would hang out and for me to finally acquire it he had to move out for school. I still want room for a studio but I want him here too. Unfortunately life doesn't work that way. These are days of transition for me. I think that planning my studio gave me something positive to focus on so I didn't have to think about the changes that were ahead. What I didn't think about is that these are days of transition for him too. There were some difficult days for all of us but it has been almost two weeks and we are starting to hit our strides. He is only twenty minutes away and so he stops by frequently. Briefly, but frequently. Just those short little contacts seem to make it easier on all of us. I certainly don't want to give him the feeling of being displaced but watching him ease into the new routine is making it possible for me to again start thinking about converting the room in the basement into an area where my creative visions can come to life.
In my previous post I threw in a couple of pictures of what the space looked like right before Adam moved out. Like I mentioned, this is an old house that was built in 1916 but it amazingly has a walk-out basement so I am fortunate to have some fairly good light. When I started envisioning this new space i was thinking of maybe pink and orange. That's the fun thing about an art space, you can go a little crazy. Lately I had been thinking aqua with black and white accents. When I saw a notebook at Target that was black, white, and bright colors I bought it and held onto it just for studio inspiration. That's the fun thing about inspiration; it can come from the most unexpected places. Then one night I was looking for new blogs when I stumbled upon Amusing Muses. I immediately fell in love with this site. As I started looking at some of their older posts and I ran across a picture of a studio and knew that was the look I was going for.
Thank you Alberta for the use of your photos.
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So now it is the beginning of July and my plan is thirty days to a new studio. I hope to blog about my progress and now that I've said that I will feel like I need to do a little something everyday. If it turns out half as great as this is I will be thrilled.
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