The truth: Some days my studio provides the perfect environment to create, some days it does not. I don’t know what it is but at times my own studio mess completely stresses me out and other times it brings freedom to create anGPtgd even feeds me ideas.

“My studio has a personality of its own.  It can be a monstrous clutter from one end to the other or, at times, the very model of simplicity.”  – Harley Brown

I am grateful to have a space in our home dedicated to creating art (mind you, our two kids share a room as a result, but I don’t think they even recognize it as a sacrifice for they, too, have gained art space. Some days the familiar studio environment provides comfort, like settling into a pair of my everyday shoes, but sometimes I find it too familiar, stuffy, overly messy and limiting. Today was just one of those days. And, there seemed to be nothing hindering me from moving my currently portable work outdoors.

The perfect spring weather, fresh air and different setting provided by my own back yard were a welcomed change.

“The airless studios grow stifling. Kick the door open – the hum of life turns into a roar.”Feliks Topolski