While my mom has not always had a studio she has always managed to carve out a space to create.
When I was young she shared space with my dad in his garage workshop on occasion. Since we lived in Southern California I recall a studio of sorts out on our covered back porch were she painted and put many a creation together with her trusty hot glue gun.
She also had a shed in the backyard that she made into a studio at one point. It was actually two sheds; one for molds and the mixing of terra-cotta slip (which my dad was kind enough to help with) and the other for cleaning, firing in the kiln, and painting and decorating. I have good memories of the many hours spent by her side there helping with all of those tasks.
Once she started sewing her creating came inside but that was just around the time when I was off to college and my brothers were out on their own, so my bedroom was made over into studio space and she was off on yet another adventure in creating.
Now she has a rather large space in the basement of their Colorado home. My dad has filled it with work tables and lined the walls with shelves for her. There she sews all kinds of creations from clothes to dolls, she models clay and arranges flowers. Often when I call she is there, making, creating, playing with all of her supplies at her fingertips. Like the rest of her home it is filled with curiosities and whimsy. Here is a little peek.
She talks about moving her studio upstairs to the larger and lighter sunroom (and I think it is a great idea) but she likes being able to hid away her creative process and with all of the entertaining they do I can understand that. This space is more than she has ever had in the past and she loves every little bit of it.
I got the chance to photograph many of her creations while I was there. Tomorrow for the Make and Listen Along I will share just what she makes in this studio of hers.
Do you have a space to create? What would be your dream space?