Today I have added the word “studio” to my blog address. It seemed appropriate, because even though my artroom is now reduced to a 16 square metre space (also a bedroom and office ) it is still the place I go for “me time” to think, browse, write, make a mess, hide from the TV, and eventually……….. create.
According to Robert Genn, in the toolkit for making art you need six items: time, space, series, media, books and desire. Most of these I have in bigger or smaller amounts. I can set aside time, I have a space, I like to work in a series; books and media are both available for when direction is needed; desire comes from process, which reinforces desire, which then becomes love. You need love in your kit.