06/21/2006: "A Room of One's Own"
Tomorrow I'm going to look at a studio space that has just opened up for rent downtown. It's relatively close to where I live and it's affordable, not to mention a tax write off. I'm just not sure if I technically *need* an external studio though. I mean, I live alone so I can leave my supplies lying out and about without worry of pissing anyone off. Also, it's kind of nice having a studio with all the comforts of home (computer, TV, coffee machine, etc.)
I had a studio before (see my nightmare exhibit story from my old blog if you haven't already...note I've been blogging regularly for almost 3 years now, and I used to be reeeeeeaaaaally long-winded!) and there is something about having to go somewhere specific to paint that made it seem like going off to work or something, rather than a holistic process integrated into everyday life, like napping or avoiding doing dishes.
I guess I'll know more after I see the actual space, in some ways I think it would be really fun to have a place downtown where there are other artists around and maybe have the random "open studio" tour...what do you think? Do you prefer to work from a home studio, or do you prefer to rent a separate one? and which do you think makes you more productive?