It’s time for a daydreaming session about my dream studio….
I walk through my family’s house and open the door to my studio. It’s the middle of the day, and the warm sunshine is coming in from the skylights above and the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors at the opposite end of the room.
I look to my left and see my little mini living room. A loveseat and a big comfy armchair are accompanied by a large broad-leafed tropical tree, a patterned rug on the floor, and a coffee table. On the left wall behind the arrangement is a drying rack situated against the wall. My in-progress works lay there, looking for my attention.
The floors underneath my feet are a light sustainable hardwood. My large, tall, rectangular craft table in the middle of the room is sturdy and has a whitewashed finish. I have a few barstools and a tall comfy office chair surrounding the table. A couple of my current artworks and craft projects are spread out on the table, inviting me to jump in.
The right side of the room is lined with white cabinetry. The lower cabinets and upper glass-door cabinets hold all of my supplies and books. I have all kinds of acrylic paintbrushes, watercolor paintbrushes, acrylic paints, watercolor paints, graphite pencils, erasers, charcoal pencils, colored pencils, ink, and markers. Apothecary vases sit on top of the lower cabinets and hold pretty art supplies. My studio is always neatly organized with everything labeled and in its place.
A cutout halfway down the wall holds my desk with my computer and large computer screen, with shelving and corkboards for inspiration on either side. The cabinets right next to my desk store all of my office supplies. At the end of the cabinets, towards the window wall, a stainless steel sink is installed for easy cleanup.
The wall on the left side of the room is fairly plain, adorned only by my current and past paintings, drawings, and craft projects. They’re hung somewhat randomly, but the arrangement still looks presentable. I walk along the wall between by artworks and my table, and towards the back wall that is all glass sliding doors. I can see my outdoor patio, pond, and tropical backyard beyond the glass.
There is a closet connected to my studio, too. It holds various lighting props, my easel, blank canvases and paper, and anything else I can’t fit into my cabinets.
My favorite parts about my dream studio are the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and the skylights. I am a big nature girl, and I need plenty of natural light, plants, and sky around me. I believe it nurtures the soul and my creativity.
I’ll be moving to an apartment soon where I won’t be able to have everything I’ve dreamed out here, but I hope to include at least a few things to make my own beautiful creative space. In the meantime, plants and flowers are a must, and maybe I could do a few of those apothecary vases full of art supplies as well! I’ll keep adding ideas to this dream studio list, and then… somewhere, over the rainbow….