The art studio is for me, as an artist, like a special sacred place, where I can be just me, plain and sincere, without unnecessary thoughts and concerns. That is why I feel it is a big step to share it with others. The main reason is to inspire you to have your own little artful sanctuary too. Whatever you might do (art, reading, writing, meditating, playing…), it’s good to have a special place. Even if it’s just your favorite sofa by the window, what counts, it awakens in you the feeling of home.
My great wish is to have, someday, a room, studio that is meant just for my art and painting supplies. I would like to leave stuff in a creative mess and avoid putting in and out from the drawers all the art material every time I am inspired. Sometimes by the time I arrange the room to paint, the inspiration goes away.
For me, it is important that creative space, small or big, is bright, warm and inspiring. I just need to feel good there. The most important components are: a big table, drawers, storage, an easel, tons of colorful markers, paints, pencils, plants, some plants and maybe a bit more plants 🙂 A laaaarge bookshelf, walls covered with artworks&sketches, some snacks for late night painting also don’t hurt, right?
I think every artist should definitely have a furry friend (read: cat) who reminds you to get out of the studio now and then, even if it’s just because you need to feed it or take it out.
While making art I really enjoy listening to the music or podcasts. My favorite time of the year to create is late spring or early autumn when I can open the windows, invite in the fresh, warm breeze and listen to the birds singing from the outside.
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