The New Year always brings about a nesting instinct for me- perhaps it is all the time spent in doors, looking at the mess created by all the Holiday making- come January it's a sure bet that I will want to organize and purge my cluttered mess. Our current apartment has the luxury of a bonus room- also known as an in suit storage locker- I call it my studio. It is petite- but as we all know good things come in small packages and this space has exactly what I need- or at least it does now! A few days a new shelf worked wonders in my old space- and so since it is all tidy I thought I would share the space where I create.
That's right this studio does double duty as the main area for all the Little's creativity as well. This can be insanely tricky- they feel that all art supplies should be accessible and open to them at all times- however after glue sticks mysteriously vanishing one too many times only to turn up in the laundry bin or in a shoe some things are best left up high. Paper, tape, scissors, crayons, pastels- all these goodies are available at all times- the glue however is not! Surprisingly we have never had an issue with the paints and I trust them to be left down low.
This tiny studio space of mine reminds me of my studio in University- only much tidier and is much warmer! Everything has a home and I just need to keep reminding myself to put things back when I am done- I do want to lead by example after all.
I love having a space to come to for some privacy- to close the door so I can hear myself think occasionally- mostly though a space where I can have my things all sorted and ready for when inspiration hits. The older I get the more I find that I crave calm and order- the chaos that once inspired creativity now just inspires panic!
After years spent with my art supplies and sewing gear jammed into boxes and suitcases- hanging out in my bed room or dining room this little room is such a luxury! I am a lucky lady- a room of one's own!