My studio is my haven. It's my sacred space and my escape; a place where I can choose to create in silence or to loud music. And not only is it my office, it's also a place I can create with my kids and their friends, and a setting for art camps/workshops and social gatherings 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 a large shelving unit on one wall for supplies, a wall that acts as one big easel for multiple larger pieces, and a work table that steals the rest of the studio space. (My chair at this table is usually the first and last place I sit every day.) A 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!