Summer in the Southwest is like winter in the East. Time to hibernate.
Summer in the Southwest is a great time to stay indoors, out of the heat, “in the studio,” spending long, happy hours puttering, playing, and creating.
The above picture is not really my studio of course–but the one I dream of. A cute little gypsy wagon, a boho vardo, a magical retreat down a winding green path, snuggled in the deep, cool woods.
It’s a place entirely set aside for JOY!
A place where my books and paints and projects can be left out & messy because
and play is sacred work for an artist.
Of course, in my dreams, it has fabulous storage options,
and innovative ways to store all my loot.
It would have infinite wall space, a record player (I LOVE records!),
and, definitely, a cozy day bed where I could relax with the kitties between creative outbursts.
In my magical creative space, there would be all the tools I’ve ever dreamed of
and a huge, high wall I could hang big canvases while I worked on them.
While we’re dreaming, my studio would have all the light and air and space I needed to feel inspired…
plus a colorful little lounge where I could sit with my friends, sipping intoxicating beverages and laughing all day.
In my perfect studio, I’d make raw, powerful, evocative work like Freda
because, after all, it’s all about the ART…
So, picture me in my fantastic imaginary perfect studio, spending the whole long, hot, glaring summer ensconced; dabbling, dancing, reading, & painting in a creative chaos of joy…
because, after all,
But, for now, I find my art making space where I can–sometimes at the Creative Cottage, sometimes in my converted garage studio, The Vortex, and sometimes just on the kitchen table. The important thing I’ve learned is
So, please come join me, in your fancy studio or on the kitchen table,
Because, really, summer in the Southwest is for hibernating!
Love and Happy Creating,
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