Do you paint out of your bedroom, laundry room, or living room? Or are you one of the lucky artists with your own studio—a converted garage maybe? A rented space, even?
I’ve always painted out of an extra room in my house. In fact, I combine several things—a computer, an easel, a work-desk—to make an all-purpose room for whatever creative activity I’m currently engaged in.
But (like many artists, I’m sure) I also think wistfully of renting a studio somewhere with lots of space. Room to move while I paint. : )
What about you?
Do you have your own studio space for your art?
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