Years ago, I remember moving into a much bigger studio. So big, in fact, I planned on sharing because it was more than I needed and felt too big. However, while getting the space ready, I realized I loved the spaciousness and decided to keep it for myself. That bigger studio gave me a surprising boost! I discovered that I was working with boldness in that bigger space, and my work improved. I’ve seen this happen to so many others. So today, I want to share my theory about why this happens.
Here ya go.
It feels scary to commit to a bigger space, but it’s the best investment you can make in your art and yourself. By working close up and at a distance from your art, you can be more refined and more daring. This contrast in your art can dramatically improve it. When both views are working, the work gets better. If at all possible, treat yourself to spaciousness. I’ve seen what happens when we take the plunge and how it improves our work and lives!
Artists love to talk about their studios. What’s working for you in your space?
Let us know in the comments.
Also, don’t miss the free online Opening Reception of the 2021 Art2Life International Juried Art Exhibition this Tuesday, Aug. 24th, at 12pm PDT. Click here to sign up to join us live!
We will be announcing the awards and interviewing artists and our juror, Juan Kelly, of Nuart Gallery in Santa Fe, NM! Hope to see you there!
Have a blast in the studio today!
(Photo by Anna Shvets)
the founder of Art2Life.
With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.