"Take a look around you at your studio space...how much space do you have? Take a look at your art...how does your space influence your art in any way? Do you create small or large art works? Do you see a parallel?Take a look at your dream studio space (yippieh!)...what does it look like? What is the layout? Is it big or small? And most important of all: What art do you create in it? Will it be on a larger or smaller scale than before? And what can you do to get closer to your vision this week/month/year?" -Tine at Studio Friday.
Well, I have at my disposal a large studio space with lighting, tables, shelving, the works (small pic at top is of the space before it was finished). Can I utilize it? Not yet. My 2 year old loves to get into everything and so, for now, my dream space, just steps away, remains just that. I do however have a great closet in my diningroom (it was suppose to be my china closet, but I had enough space in my kitchen for its contents) for the items I use on a daily basis. It is unusually neat right now (I think its the nesting instinct.) Most of my art is smaller in format, by its nature I suppose. I don't think that I would make larger formats even if the space provided for it. I am an immediate gratification person, and I like to complete things in a timely manner. So small works great for that. I think that I will use my space more once my children are little more self reliant. (or in school all day) :) At this point, since I am carrying my third, that is going to be a while. But for now, my little closet, well organized, works just great. (and I LOVE the clear plastic shoe hanger on the door!! I can put SOOOO much stuff into it! I think it was 5$ at Walmart but to me its priceless!)