Studio Scenes

I'm the type of gal who does better with a deadline. For example last February a photographer from Apartment Therapy emailed and asked if she could do a photo shoot in two weeks? A million things went through my mind of stuff I wanted to finish around the house. I agreed and the date was set, only so many things could get done in that time frame and I was ok with it. I'm a typical Virgo and I like things very organized. I'm far from a perfectionist, but I have to admit that I feel more relaxed and at ease if my surroundings are tidy. My studio in the basement is probably the only space that I can totally chill in even if it looks like a tornado just swept through it. 

I'm currently reading "Your Critic Is A Big Jerk" by Danielle Krysa (aka The Jealous Curator) and this paragraph is what I needed to read. "So many professional artists, designers, and writers have told me that one of their biggest motivators is a big, fat, juicy deadline. Get out your calendar and mark a big red X on the day that you're going to be finished with whatever it is you really want to finish. If you don't trust yourself to see that through, have a friend or family member give you a deadline, and assign them the task of checking in on you."

I grouped some of our houseplants together for this photo. Inspiration is every where I look!

I grouped some of our houseplants together for this photo. Inspiration is every where I look!

I have a stack of canvases in my studio and I am telling anyone who might be reading this, that they will be completed at the end of February. I will fill you in on the exact date closer to the end of the month. It feels good to have that to works towards. Once I'm done it will be a big accomplishment for me. The collection that I am working on is based on my interest in both interior design and using plants as decor. I really love where I'm going with it and can't wait to finish a piece once I get started.

Wallpaper patterns by Kelly Wearstler are finding themselves as backdrops for my paintings. I've never loved painting with gold until now.

Wallpaper patterns by Kelly Wearstler are finding themselves as backdrops for my paintings. I've never loved painting with gold until now.

The first painting I made in the collection, still untitled and currently hanging in my living room.

The first painting I made in the collection, still untitled and currently hanging in my living room.

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