Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I wanted to post this in response, or to echo the sentiment of, Very Mary's recent post about her studio. My "studio" is a small room with way too much stuff in it and it's almost never tidy. I see that Somerset Studios Where Women Create magazine and think "oh, phew, one magazine I don't 'need' to buy." Because my studio will never be like one of those places. First of all, most of those people have bigger studios than my living room garage house. Thirdly, I have a toddler. So other things come first before cleaning--well, before cleaning anything, really. Plus I want her to have a love for art and its compenents. So sometimes I just open up my tub of ribbon and let her scatter it all over the floor. And by floor I mean 2nd floor of the house. She loves it! She'll drape it over her shoulders or mine, and unroll the spools and be fascinated by how long they are. I will never have one of those roller bars on the wall with all my ribbon hanging off it like so much colorful toilet paper. I usually like small pieces anyway, so I don't have a lot of rolls, just a yard here, a snippet there.
So, I just want to say that having the tidiest studio is not my goal anymore. And it works pretty well most of the time. I just have to clear a big enough space to work on my current project. That's all I need. I let the colorful clutter around me inspire me. So ha!