Do you have a space that inspires you? Do you love your workspace? Your living space?
There are three artists living in this home. Each one of us has a personal workspace that works pretty well but is our workspace inspiring? Not so much. We do the work, we create, but I’ve been thinking about how wonderful it would be to have a home that was more conducive to being creative.
Weeks before our closing I was picking up paint swatches and pinning them to different rooms in the house. Trying to live with certain colors, watching how they changed color as the light changed during different times of the day. I’d put them up and take them down trying to make the right decision for each room.
The day after closing I finished my first room–the master bedroom.
I thought you might like to see the before and after.
The photos just don’t do the room justice. The walls are a warm purple/grey color and I used yellow for the accent color. I still want a fabric headboard for the bed and the carpet has to be replaced. Truth is: I love this room. I love the colors and the way it makes me feel when I’m in it. I now have a desk space to keep my office work separate from my studio and wet paint.
I can’t wait until the entire house is painted and remodeled but I have to be patient and take it a step at a time.
One note: I started painting in the corner of a bedroom in a tiny apartment. It wasn’t a good space and it certainly wasn’t inspiring. Don’t wait until you have the perfect space to start creating. I have a friend who is a well known artist. She has an incredible home and studio now, but she started painting in a closet in her parents home. I don’t even know how she did it. But she was making incredible art, in fact that’s how she was able to afford the awesome place she has now.
Start with what you have and grow into the perfect space.