While several artists prefer to have an outdoor studio, I love to have one in the house. I love that I can cook while I work, and smell it, love that I can live my home to the fullest, observing the changing light over the different hours of the day, my orchids buds becoming bigger and bigger as the days pass by, I can make a coffee for hubby and vice versa, light up the fire, and take a ten minutes break for my back and neck every now and then just enjoying my home and what's in it.
P.S. I think I've never showed you the apron I made last year to use when I'm at work! Will do as soon as I manage to take a nice shot of it!
Both for clients and fattening my portfolio for Surtex, which will be in May. Being a licensing artist is very demanding- but I really do come alive when I paint and am creative, so I don't mind if I have to work for long hours at my worktable.
Way too often a bit too messy, but I can survive :)
I cannot believe it took me so many years to start doing this. It's liberating, messy, beautiful. And it keeps me focused on what truly is important. I have kept wonderful memories in my art journals, and I am grateful I had to get up in the middle of the night several times during the past months to help/walk my Kim, and then stayed up to keep her company and art journaled. I have captured amazing, tender moments this way.
Hubby and I love real fires! I think a fireplace or woodburner is the first thing we look for when househunting (plus a nice spot where to place the Christmas tree, obviously!:))
A real fire for us is a warm, familiar, comforting feeling. Not a mere way to keep the cold at a bay, but a total delight for our soul and a form of "art"as well- it's not simple at all to keep a constant blaze!
I am now using red potatoes (but any type is OK), then filled with Asiago cheese and ham (and a dash of mayo if desired!). ... Mmmmm, delicious! Medium/big ones need to be cooked for about 2 hours or more on embers.
My Mom loves to present me plants... she knows I love those that bloom again and again. One of my favorites, besides orchids, is Saintpaulia. I've kept some plants alive and blooming for many years, it's such a joy every time I spot a bud!
8. TREATING me to:
Find them at the supermarket, they're affordable and last a whole week (if they're not fresh, I pass them by).
Ordered from MOO. Check them out! They're adorable!Monica x