I am sitting down here in my new studio; grateful to have a space I can call a room of my own. Ever since I read Virginia Wool’f’s essay A Room of One’s Own, I realized how important it is to have a physical as well as an intellectual space to create. In her essay, Woolf addresses the need for creative women to have an education, time, money, space, and personal liberty to create art.
Throughout my career as an artist and designer, I always made sure to designate an area in home as my studio. But as I learned new skills and my creative vision grew, so did the need to get new tools, materials and surfaces to work in. So a few months ago, I decided to build a permanent studio that is functional and organized, a place big enough to have plenty of workspace and all that I need to work with accessible.
It took a lot of work, time and determination to get my new studio ready, but I am very happy with the results. The space is large and pretty cool looking; it has big windows that let lots of light in, high ceilings, white walls, concrete floors, plenty of large work benches, a few desks, a storage unit, lots of shelves and even a nice big couch to relax while taking a break.
I can now close the door and let the time fly as I come up with new ideas and designs, as well as experiment with new tools and materials, without interruptions or restraints. I love spending my day here and look forward to spend many years in it creating new pieces.
I would love to hear how do you make the space to create? Please share with me by posting below.
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Thank you for reading my blog and for the compliments on my new studio! I am looking forward to work in it and will keep you posted on my creative process!
March 09, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I agree that the studio is ideal to foster new ideas. I will keep you posted as my pieces come alive!
Janet Weiss says...
Hi Vivian—What a spectacular space for your equipment and tools collections. I have never seen such a well-equipped studio! I can’t wait to read about the sources for your inspiration and to see what treasures you create.
This space is beautiful. I love the neutral pallette and the clean, organized, open feeling it has – exactly what a creative mind needs to foster new ideas – literal white space! Looking forward to seeing what you create in here!
March 02, 2018