My husband has always understood my need for a space of my own. THANK YOU, ZEUS.
When we first came to Madison, we rented a old house next door to our landlord. It had three bedroom upstairs and John turned one of them into my then first "studio". We had no money but when we had saved enough we painted that room bright yellow. Next came a rug from one of those big warehouse rug stores, it was cheap and bright orange. The only piece of furniture came from our landlords storage garage, an old brown horsehair sofa. The most uncomfortable piece of furniture I ever tried to sit on, Sarah, the dog loved it and slept on it whenever possible.