Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns
Here’s what Michelle has to say about her workspace:
I dreamed of having an art studio ever since I was a child. True story. I used to love hanging out and making things in my Nanna’s small but separate and comfy studio shed that overlooked the beautiful Tuggerah Lakes of Australia.
I used to work in my bedroom and had to unpack it and then pack it away every time I made something.
Now I’m grateful every day that I have a home studio of my very own.
Who’s afraid of a blank canvas? Not me. Ok, maybe it is a little daunting. But I find the best thing to do is just jump right and get started.
I truly believe, like Viginia Woolf, that we need a room of one’s own. You can make it work in a smaller space, but having a studio just makes things that much better. I can leave things out to dry. I can spread things out and move them around and see how they look in different combinations. I can dedicate a particular space for photography.
Having more space physically allows more space creatively!
I don’t mind making do with an old bed sheet as a curtain. I’m just happy to have a whole room, just for my own creativity!”