|Studio Love, condensed version|
After I lost my studio, I created a mini-studio in a cloth grocery bag that sits near to our dining room table. I keep several sketch books, pens, ink, watercolors and some other supplies in it. Now, when I "go to my studio", I simply pull the bag over and dip my hand in. No pressure and no pre-set ideas about what I am supposed to be doing. Oddly enough, I find these moments (rarely do I spend more than a half-hour or so drawing) have become as essential to my day as breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The ritual of getting to a studio, shutting the door and making art has its place. The ease and the no-big-deal-ness of pulling over a bag and simply getting to work also has its place. Without a separate space devoted to art making, I am really enjoying this no muss, no fuss take on it.
After I'm done, the sketch books get put away, the brushes washed, and the bag returned to its corner. Ready for tomorrow!