I don’t know if you have noticed, but magazine articles that feature artists in their studio, tend to show the artist in a magnificent work space, huge and spacious, with massive picture windows overlooking the Grand Canyon or overlooking possibly, a pristine beach on a small remote island in the South Seas that can only be reached by trained dolphins.
A glance around this work space reveals art materials and tools immaculately stored and displayed, and completed artwork the size of the floor plan of the Sistine chapel, are hung under vaulted ceilings.

As you can imagine, this kind of article can be very discouraging for those of us whose work space is not quite as palatial or picturesque, and whose artwork is measured in inches, not football fields.
So, in the interest of balance, I am showing one little part of my studio, the part that is relatively tidy and not completely covered with books, fibers, paints, frames, unfinished paintings, drawings, fabrics, bags with more materials, threads, yarns, knitting needles..and so on.
My sole purpose is to emphasize that as long as you can get a space to work in, no matter how small, as long as you can make it your own, you are in business.


Tell yourself a picture window would only be a distraction.