I do believe my studio received as many accolades as my work these past weekends during studio tour. And I would have to agree. It is the most fantastic place to paint with the most wonderful light. My paintings and I thrive in this environment.
Today I decided to share this ultimate in artist’s studios with another artist. I can only make it to the studio on the weekends–and maybe sneak in a night during the week–and I can’t see allowing this space to sit dormant for all those hours that I’m working elsewhere. Of course my new studio mate and I will work out a schedule–I like to work alone and we’ll arrange hours to accommodate that. Reducing both my expenses and my exhibit schedule will give me a sabbatical of sorts–time to reflect on what I’m creating and why without the pressure of sales. I have another full day in the studio tomorrow to chat it up with visitors before embarking on my new shared environment. So many good things have been happening lately. I am full of gratitude.
For all of you that like peaking into creative spaces, this book by Joe Fig has brought me great pleasure and insight into other artists studios .