Friends, do you have a space for creating?
|Francis Bacon's studio|
When I was first starting to work professionally as an artist, I tried painting from my apartment.
There were a million reasons why this seemed practical, but eventually I decided that I needed a space solely devoted to my work.
|Jackson Pollack's studio|
I have friends who adore their studios and home offices, but I find it absolutely crucial to have a little creative hideaway that is completely disconnected from my home life in order to make art.
|Nara Yoshitomo's studio|
So I was excited to find this clip of John Cleese discussing "the tortoise enclosure" where the creative mind can poke its head out and make sure everything is safe:
I'm curious: Do you need head space to be creative (professionally or otherwise)? Do you have a studio space, have you carved out a corner of your home, or do you just need to get in the right frame of mind?
|Here is a photo of my studio. You can see more via this Apartment Therapy post.|