I had a brief philosophical discussion recently with a brilliant real-life artist about how she manages her creative space. I was surprised to hear that she often feels the overwhelm of too much stuff. From my perspective, her beautiful studio space is magazine worthy. A Somerset Studios publication perhaps? Since I am a playful creative I can’t compare our stories but the common thread was we were both wondering how much to keep and where to put it all.
I have been taking over a corner room in our house. I love the space and its awesome light and tile floors. But it feels very selfish to “own” this space. After acknowledging the self-centered part, I am also realizing that maybe, just maybe, it is ok to nurture this creative passion. On a practical level with the ritual of everyday creating sometimes I spend more time looking for the Mod Podge than I spend on the actual project.
Digging in to carve out some sacred creative space. To get underway I painted a peg board with Rust-oleum Satin Granite spray paint. I used Gorilla glue to attach some cute baskets. These were formerly used for a birthday party! I added some glass vases to the ends to create an organization station. A baby step…. now I have to select which supplies will be stored here and get this attached to the wall. More on this room and space next week..