Finding the time to sit and work has been a big, big issue in my house. We’ve downsized so I don’t have a spare room to leave all my work and supplies out ready for action. This has now proven to be a good thing. As much as I would love a little studio, it would have to be space completely separate from the house. A spare room to work in often became a junk room and a black hole of lost items.
I’ve had to re-organise and now it turns out the whole house is my studio. I have a small worktop in the tiny utility room along with some storage space. Journals and art books are on a shelf in the bedroom and the materials for current projects are housed in a couple of cute boxes tucked away in the dining room. The dining table is now my office!
While making sense of my space, I was racking my brains about time to work. I feel that I never have the time – which is not entirely true. While I don’t really like to schedule my time, I did do a mock up timetable to see how much time I had free. While I can’t guarantee that I will be in the mood to work between the hours of 6am and 8am on a Monday morning, it’s proven that I potentially have 2 hours free on a Monday. Getting my head around that and finding ways to keep the cat off my work has been very liberating!
I’m starting to get back into the swing of creating but I’ve said that before and only time will tell…
Anyway I’ve started the collage above, using some Japanese paper fragments, an old book cover, and a photograph I took of a vintage photograph through a negative. It gave the image a pink effect that I really liked. Not quite sure where she’s going from here yet. However, I’ve got a bit of time to work that out.