The pictures below were taken last year of my old studio,,, my new studio space doesn't look much more organized although I try. Organize might as well be a four letter word to most artists, especially fiber artists. There are those who have accomplished this feat...but they are ones who have the funds to buy the cabinets, storage boxes all color coordinated, the nice rugs...comfy chairs, OH and have a designated space just for their studio. But Alas, most of us do not have such pleasure or treasures...so we make do with what we have , because we just cannot imagine not creating on a daily basis or working at what we love to do. Last years Studio
So if you see a artist at a Art Show just think of the sacrifices that they make to be there to offer you their one of a kind art. Art comes from our souls and our hearts, we create because it is how we breathe our way through life. Some of us use Paints, Pencils, Beads, Fabric, Old Metal , there is nothing safe from our creative process. Many of us it is the only way we earn a living, we may be retired and trying to supplement our social security , we may work a part time job or two and this allows us to do what we love and still make a living wage. But Please understand , it is not easy work , when you see us set up at Art Shows, especially shows on very hot days outside , remember we have been out there for hours setting up, working our displays and waiting for you to come by and see what treasures we have created just for you. Now take into account all of the late night hours and time to make those treasures. So you are not looking at someone who just decides "Hey , I think I will make some stuff!" , because it is far from that simple or easy.
I am including pictures from my main working area of my studio, where 95% of my creative energy takes place....tell me is it chaos or just a artists studio to you. How many of you who are artists have spaces that look like this ...after you look at the picture of My studio scroll down and see the pictures of what is coming out of my creative space , and most of them are scraps....the angel's body came from one piece , her wings from another and her face from yet another. I love working with those pieces everyone throws in a box or bucket and one days tosses because they don't know what to do with them.
Its like learning to paint the first time and you only have 3 colors , but you need green and orange you just mix and adapt.
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|Examples of my work in one of my recent Art Shows this past May|