It is with a heavy heart that I am having to leave my art studio. I was at Cobble Lane Studio for almost a year and, during that time, I discovered how wonderful it is to have a shared creative space. My studio mates; Mike Hall, Zack McLaughlin, MESH137 and Claire Barrett are the loveliest people and I'll be sad to not have them in my life so much.
|Cobble Lane's eponym|
|My old desk at Cobble Lane|
And now, I'm back working from home (sigh). It's not so bad, because it's definitely temporary until I find a replacement studio. I will definitely be getting a studio space, as soon as my summer of weddings is over. It's worth every penny. Here's why:
Working from home sucks because:
- If I'm in the house on my own for an extended period of time I start to talk to myself and go a little bit crazy.
- There is not enough space in my house for all my "art stuff"
- I am currently working on my dining table..... which means I have to eat very close to my computer (potentially disasterous)
- I eat everything in the fridge.
- I never stop working
Having a studio means:
- I get to work with other illustrators, who share their stories and concerns and listen to mine
- I get to meet other exciting people and we all know that networking is good.
- I can separate life from work easily
- I am super productive in the studio
- My illustration tools can be laid out sensibly
- It makes me feel a little bit more professional