Recognize this picture? It’s the full-sized version of my banner and I’ve always wanted to talk about it. Today is a good day to do that.
This is actually my previous studio in Virginia. It had a view of the Blue Ridge Parkway and it was the top story (really, I guess, the attic space) of a separate garage on our property. Hubby and son used the downstairs to store our tractor, bikes and house their “get away from the house” bike shop. From the very first time I walked onto that property, I knew we would have it. It was in my heart immediately. It will always be in my heart.
My space was completely unfinished with plywood floors. I acquired as many flat sheets as I could and stapled them to wood beams to create interior walls. I found old oriental rugs to cover the plywood floors. I used old, VERY old, furniture and shelves to house supplies and displays. During the fair-weather months, both doors were thrown open wide to create a breeze.
This picture shows one of the door locks. See the name? Yep, it was meant to be mine.
This is my new studio. It’s a great room with terrific light. I really want to work with it to give it a degree of personality, my personality. Don’t you want to put a stamp on your own space? That’s what I’m looking to do here.
Right now, it’s a bit blah…
Being a visual person, I crave inspiration by researching and studying studios on the internet, in magazines, and books. Here are a few:
Please, do tell…
Do you have a creative space?
What do you look to for inspiration?