Saturday, June 19, 2010
studio, getting started
I have decided to call my space a studio, not a craft room. Why? because I think it demands more respect, from myself and others. Dont get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with crafting, I feel that every crafter is an artist in her own right! But how much respect does a crafter get? People think of it as a hobby, something to play with in our free time. This is not what it is to me. It is my full time work.
My family, at first didnt take me seriously, they even laughed at me and made jokes, but with time, they have learned that it is not a passing thing. Its not going to go away, they now give me my time to work, and they are even my biggest fans now. So anyway, I am an artist, maybe a starving artist, but still an artist!
While we are on the subject, I had the opportunity to start on my studio. First thing I did, was search the house for anything that could be useful. I took a large shelving unit from my laundry room, a small book case from one of the bedrooms, desk from another room and a couple of small tables. Next, I went to the local dollar store. I got tons of small shoe box containers, totes and baskets. (almost all pink, I might add). Im showing you a picture of the containers that I started with. Also a picture of the space, after I gathered all of my supplies from everywhere else around the house and dumped them all in the room. Now I am in the process of sorting, I have boxes of trash, boxes for donation and lots of containers quickly filling up.
In a day or two, I should be able to show you the progress.