As part of the 15 Day BLOGATHON with C4 Atlanta, I thought I’d just repost a blog I wrote earlier in the year, as I’m a day late:
I have spent some time this year being quiet and listening for my muse. To help her communicate with me, I spent some time and made myself a sacred space in our guest room. I thought I’d share some pictures of this, as well as my big sacred space, my studio!
This little space makes me happy. The little plate was a gift brought from Israel. I have several fortunes laid out on it. I love my little pen holder that is a can of the Campbell’s tomato soup that Target had for awhile to commemorate Andy Warhol. The table covering belonged to my mother-in-law.
One of the advantages of being married to an artist is he understands what I need. He made me the 4×8 foot table, complete with a shelf underneath. I keep all my paint there, easy to get to and close by. The chairs on the left came from a drug store going out of business – they are the little chairs that are in virtually ever pharmacy it seems. The large book case was made out of wooden shipping crates and contains primarily collage material. The flat files on the end came from a gallery that was liquidating. The door leads to this:
My own little patio that I use for drying. In the spring, I plan on “prettying” it up a little.
One nice feature that was added was railing, as well as a metal strip that works with magnets. This is great for hanging things up to decide what to do next.
I slipped in these pictures of my grandniece Lexi and grandnephew Breyden enjoying an afternoon down there.
Oh – the one thing I forgot to photograph – my collection of gunpowder – yes – I use gunpowder in paintings.
There are things I want to do at some point – but overall I think it is great to have such a great functioning space in my house!