My studio is my haven. Not only is it my office, but it's my escape from a busy household, a place I can create with my kids and their friends, and a setting for social gatherings and art camps in our backyard. This small but magical space was built almost entirely with recycled and re-used materials, either salvaged from other people's projects, found at estate sales or bought off Craigslist. I love that every part of it has a little story and a past. I have an ever-changing inspiration board on one wall, a wall that acts as one huge easel for larger pieces, and a work table on casters for moving around to accommodate extra artists when needed. The large window and French doors take up the other two walls, and are always open to let in fresh air and inspiration from my yard. I love that I'm constantly surrounded by plants, chirping birds (who often fly right through my studio!) and our roaming chickens who always stop by to see what I'm up to. These things give my studio life, so I never feel alone while creating. I'm so grateful for this space.

More photos coming soon!