My wonderful husband Timothy asked me what I wanted for my birthday and usually I can't think of anything, but this time I thought of something I'd really really like. It sounds kind of odd for a present because it's not something you just run out and buy. What I would like this year more than anything is to have my studio space be redecorated and reorganized, nice and neat and tidy until it is an incredibly beautiful workspace that I can't wait to get into and start working everyday!
When I was at the Flow salon, I had the most beautiful space to work in. The walls, the furniture, the artwork, the little decorative touches here and there, made it all feel cozy and comfortable to be in. When I walked in the door every day I could feel my whole self go, "ahhh" (in the good way). Now I would like to create a space that feels that good again, only just for The purpose of creating art. I do have the space in my house, it's in a walkout basement. It has a great deal of potential. There are South facing windows and it is big enough to do fairly large paintings. The walls need a coat or two of paint. The windows need to have the trim added. My art supplies and finished paintings and drawings need to have organized, appropriate spaces. It's all doable stuff. That's what I want for my birthday.
Wish me good luck!