but it does feel good to finally have boxes unpacked, and the rooms arranged into an efficient and welcoming studio. It's important for my studio to be a place where I want to be, and look forward going to -- my own sanctuary. It also doesn't hurt that my mom will be in town next week, and it will be at least somewhat decent ;)
I was inspired by this image, of Georgia O'Keefe's studio. I'm not even going pretend that any aspect of my life will ever look that pristine, but it definitely is aspirational. I hate clutter, and fortunately do not get very sentimental about objects -- it's easy, even therapeutic, for me to just toss things out to make room for open, empty space.
The apartment is made up of two rooms, plus a small kitchen and a bathroom and NO closets. (I'm currently using the stall shower to keep all my shipping boxes). I have divided the two open rooms into a painting area and an office/sitting area. I tend to get pretty messy when I work, so I'm going to try to keep my office/business space paint free, along with a shipping prep station.
|one of my favorite thrifted chairs. on the walls (left) it was inevitable, (right) fleeting|
|I have a thing for big brushes :)|
The studio is still a work in progress (as it probably always will be) as I move in a few more pieces of furniture, and search for a much needed larger easel. Which reminds me... any artist friends in the Hagerstown/DC area getting rid of an easel, LET ME KNOW!
Hope everyone had a great start to their week!