This month I have been spending a lot of time in my shop. I call it my shop because that is where things get done. Work is done in a shop. A shop is messy, it gets paint, wood chips, paper scraps and various other odds and ends tossed around. Yesterday I spend an hour or two cleaning up my shop. It’s always good to get your shop cleaned up, get organized and ready for the new project. I love when my shop is clean and organized. That being said there is something about a messy shop too. A messy shop usually means things have gotten done.
Today I am expecting visitors to this building that I call my shop. They will know it as my studio. A studio is an artsy place, a place where art is created. A studio is where art is displayed and creativity abounds. A studio is the fancy term for shop. The building where I work and that houses my art is both. It is a studio when it needs to be, and a shop the rest of the time. It is also a sanctuary and a safe place for my kids to play explore their creativity. The studio is the main reason we bought this house, it is an amazing space and my best work has been produced as a result. If you would like to see the studio, let me know. Arrangements can be made. In the meantime I’m off to the shop. I have a lot of printing, painting, and carving to get done.