As I delve more and more into my artwork, as I explore different veins and methods and subjects, the more I realize I’d like to make this a ‘thing’. I want to make it work and it’s scary to say that out loud or write it down. It feels like if I let that out, even just as a little whisper, it will blow away, it will be gone in the blink of an eye and I don’t want that to happen. I’d love to spend my days painting!
I came across an interview with Australian artist Cressida Campbell where she describes her typical day, here’s a snippet:
“A typical day starts, depending on whether I have slept well or not, between 7.30am or 9.30am. I start the day by feeding my tortoise shell cat Kinta and my goldfish in the long pond, going to the front gate and picking up the newspaper from under the wattle trees.
I read the paper over breakfast and then walk up the 13 sandstone steps through a small courtyard garden of banksias and cliveas and unlock the studio, and sit at the easel and paint, listening to the ABC radio or talking to someone on the phone while I work.
I have a small lunch any time between 12.30pm and 2.30pm and keep on working till about 6.00pm. Sometimes I work at night if I have a deadline or the subject looks better at night. I usually have a gin and tonic at the end of the day and then a simple but good dinner, grilled fish or pasta or risotto. Or I go out for dinner or entertain!” (taken from thedesignfiles.net)
Doesn’t it sound lovely?
In the next half-a-year I will be acquiring studio space and I couldn’t be more excited. Finally, a place for me to let my artwork and supplies take over! No more stashing things in a little corner of the basement, or under a chair in the dining room. I can leave projects out on a counter and come back to it without having to worry about little fingers getting Nutella everywhere. I can surround myself with things that I’m inspired by. I’m excited by this opportunity and what it means for where my energy and focus can go.