This weeks Studio Friday topic is Sp(a)ecial; I have a surprise...bonus topic at the end, so stick around!!
Take a look around your 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?
Don't you just LOVE typepad sometimes?? I cannot get the italics to go away!!! oh well, carry on..
Yes, I do believe that the size of my studio space(s) has a direct effect on the work I do. Come along, I'll take you on a little tour (little being the operative word here) of my studio spaces. Just around the corner here...
tucked away under the stairs is a little space I claimed as part of my studio space.
I have my sweet blue table that serves multi purposes as a fabric cutting station, mail dump, collage assemblage spot among other things. I have a bit of storage in here that is bulging and overflowing.
Turn to the left and through that door is my other space. I know that I am fortunate to have 2 dedicated spaces to work and spread out (as it were) in.
I didn't even straighten up for my guests, just thought I'd let you see it in it's normal state. I do create small little artworks and when I am sewing my bags and aprons and such things tend to get knocked around quite a bit.
Little Milagro beaded heart
Now I posted earlier of my dream studio. But on further reflection I think this space I dreamt (is that the word??) of earlier would be a small works studio too. I think I'd have to have a large, open, concrete floored space to really spread out and do some of the other larger, painted pieces I'd love to do more of.
Ahhhh, I tricked it....back to plain font...ha..
So I was visiting one of my VERY favorite artist/blog's yesterday and discovered she had nominated me for the "thinking blogger" award!!! I was seriously happy and really honored:) that she had done that. It means a lot to me that she enjoys my blog since I really do love this whole little virtual world we all having going on here....anyway, so the rules are:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think!
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme or blog that you enjoy.
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.
This was was not an easy thing for me to do, pick 5 out of all the wonderful blogs I enjoy nearly everyday. I am always searching through others favorite blog lists so I can discover more, special little gems that I didn't previously know existed. So, anyway, I chose....
e.b. at Be, Dream, Play who consistently delights me with her beautiful world, her peaceful insightful demeanor and incredible art!
Ascender Rises for her unbelievable devotion to her blog and giving us peeks at her amazing, diverse art and words as well as links to so many wonderful related topics.
Kate Iredale for her all encompassing blog of artwork, world travels and special insights.
Risa, I have SO enjoyed getting to know this girl and getting a first hand glimpse at life in South America. I anxiously await to see what adventure's she has when she moves back to the states.
Rochambeau is one of those newly discovered aforementioned delightful gems. She has just begun blogging and has already found such a fresh, new voice that I anxiously await watching her blog unfold.
Well there you go..... thank all of you above and all you others that give me such inspiration every single day!!