Saturday, June 8, 2013

HERE WE GO AGAIN... but change is always good!

Almost three years ago I moved into a really cool art studio. It was in a renovated cigar factory that was over 100 years old. I put a lot of work into my studio, making it just perfect. The only problem seemed to be that I was outgrowing my space. What I had intended to be just a working studio had evolved into a gallery as well. So when the space next door opened up (which was more than twice the size of my original space), I jumped at the opportunity.   
I spend so much time at my studio it's sort of a "home away from home". I am working toward designing an environment that is welcoming as well as an inspiring place to create. Here's the studio progress so far. 
           Here is what it looked like when I first acquired the space (looking in from the entry door). 
This is now.

                                                      Facing the entry door...

                                   A little brighter and happier...don't you think?

It's a little messy and I am not anywhere near finished organizing the space or with this project. I still have the old studio next door and I am very tempted to just make a doorway through to connect them. I am not sure yet if it will be cost effective to maintain both spaces. For now I'll see how it goes for the coming months as I try to get this new place organized and keep up with my licensing work.

Yes, "CHANGE" is always good. It's what keeps life interesting and keeps this artist motivated.  I think Winston Churchill said it best, - "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often".

What do you think about change?

1 comment:

Paula said...

Beautiful Karen! Change is scary but always good.