I am taking the plunge and have rented a studio thus freeing up the spare table in the livingroom at home and some floor space in the bedroom. And it is more than a bit petrifying to take this leap. Though I have been planning this for over a year it feels like I am leaving on a trip having no idea the destination, climate or season! Even the lists I made seem so vague as to be of little use. It is a great space though, in an old mill with windows overlook the old canal that used to power the machinery. The whole building is studios and next to it is a new live-work space just being completed. I feel lucky to have gotten a space and terrified at the same time!
I have just started to move in, and all of the stuff that seemed to take up so much space in my house looks puny and is huddled together as if it too is unsure why it is there isn this strange space. The very high ceilings and huge windows dwarf the bookcase I toted in, the art desk looks like a tiny island and even the largest boxes seem only ankle high. I am hopeful though that this move will be a good fit and a shot of starter fluid for creativity. Working at home can be a bit isolating and it is easy to let things languish as home chores are there in your face.
I am planning to use the space as display for planning shows and creating, for making new contacts and trying something new. And for mess making in the process! I will update as progress is made on this new journey and we’ll see where I end up!
WesternAvenueStudios.com check it out!