|Our bookcases, shelves, knick knacks and a pair of clogs.|
A while back Nancy shared about a major change to our studio time. The lease on our space was up and we had to decide what to do. Neither of us wanted to lose our time creating together. Nancy expressed her concern to her sweet Jay. He encouraged her to bring it home! They did some very creative rearranging and made space for our studio time in the downstairs of their home. Everyone thought it was a crazy idea, me included! I worried about invading their home, interfering with their daily rhythm and in general being in their way.
|Nancy's side,which she has already rearranged.|
|Always have to have tunes.|
All my worries were for nothing. We have become a part of their daily, weekly rhythm as they have ours. The rhythm and energy is different than in our old space. The biggest change is that one day a week my children accompany me to the space. Nancy's children and mine play beautifully together. Their day is filled with Lego adventures, outdoor schemes, LOTS of drawing, reading of Calvin and Hobbes and the occasional XBox fest. Their overheard conversation makes me chuckle as I work and their busy energy helps carry me along. Most days the only time we see them is at lunch time. I then come by myself on the other day. It is a quiet day. Nancy's kiddos drop in one at a time, to say hello and check in on the progress of my projects. They each have their own opinions and are never afraid to share. I enjoy them and delight in their thought process.
|My inspiration boards.|
|Getting my 30 minutes in.|
The other really, major change is we have decided to NOT pursue selling things or holding classes. We examined our motives, realizing we do enjoy teaching classes and like creating stuff, the two main motivators though were the feeling that we needed to have a purpose,a practical goal and the making of money. We needed an income to pay for the lease. Now, here we are in our sparkly studio, with NO lease. Now what do we do?
|The multipurpose dining, hanging out, sitting area. Oh, and behind the table a bookcase. There is a matching one on the other side.|
We have decided, for the time being, to pursue our passions. We want to try new things, explore and dare I say it, let ourselves develop into genuine artists. It feels wild and free. It is a little bit scary too, but isn't every great adventure scary? So,come back to this little space every once in awhile and check in on us, watch us as we grow. If we haven't posted in awhile, ask us how we are doing, hold us accountable to our crazy dream. And by all means, please share your adventures with us. We would love to know what you are doing.