Why do we come up with cute names for our workspace? Several years ago I realized the only thing holding me back was me. How could anyone take me serious? After all, I’m only a scrapbooker. A scrapbooker who has been developing her talent for over 20 years, who has taught others, who has written books . . . so why wasn’t I taking my skill seriously?
And then I did. I started ordering my business cards with my name and title, Paper Artist and Blogger. And my crop room became my studio. I may never become rich or famous but that doesn’t change the fact that I am an artist and what I create is very serious and very important to me.
So it is time to do a little day dreaming. Take a moment to envision how you want your space to look and feel. What would your perfect studio look like? How would you improve what you currently work in? Start jotting down ideas and making sketches. Go through some magazines looking for ideas you think would be perfect for you. What do you need in your creative space to make you enthusiastic and and yet content?
I live in an apartment building where we are not supposed to paint the walls. Yep, six rooms of beige. So I hang up art . . . only things that make me happy or give me happy memories. I have two Clark McDougall prints and several other paintings and art pieces that bring me joy every time I look at them. My solution to the boring walls is art.
Look for your problem areas. Think of ways you can solve the problems. Take notes. Make sketches. Don’t think about costs yet. Don’t buy anything yet. That comes later if at all. Just dream . . .