Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Still working on my studio!

Despite my coughing spasms, the medication the makes me want to curl up in a ball and sleep forever, I AM doing a little bit of work in the studio each day. I'm not a ball of fire and the hallway is still cluttered with piles and containers of fabric and whatnot's but I am getting a little bit done each day.
For inspiration and because I had to eat my breakfast, have my coffee and take my cough medication, I stopped in at Sherrill Kahn's web site. She's written some wonderful books and I love her use of color. Here's a link to pictures of her VERY, VERY ORGANIZED studio. http://impressmenow.com/projects/project_6.htm
I also stopped by Dayle Doroshow's blog and she had this interesting blog entry about her studio.

"Getting into the studio is the single most important step for me and sometimes (not always, but more than I would like) it is the hardest for me. As I approach the new year I would really really really like to establish a habit of a good studio routine.
Let’s first talk about getting into the studio. Sometimes I need to psych myself out.
One of the ways that works for me is to leave something simple unfinished from the day before. Something that is easy to do and does not require any great creative thought BUT most importantly gets my hands working. For instance- putting earring findings on jewelry or pinning pins onto display cards.
Another idea is to choose a simple object- a bowl, teacup, small knicknack- and draw this object upon first getting into the studio. Just a 10 minute simple line drawing. Put the object in a different setting each time you draw it- on the shelf, on the windowsill, next to your light. This again gets your hands working and your creative juices going."

Thanks Dayle and Sherrill for some inspiration. I hope you are thinking about your creative space and how to use it to be even more creative. Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. Your comment about engaging in an activity where you aren't asking your conscious mind to make decisions or judge is exactly why you're simple, get hands going exercise engages creativity. It shifts the processing to the right side of the brain. Most of the time people work too hard forcing themselves to come up with ideas. Then they wonder why they can't get going creatively. The problem is they have gotten into left brain gridlock. Your solution is a great intuitive way to jumpstart right brain function. Simple and excellent solution.

    Donna

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