Well I am not going to start coming out in front of the camera, so don't panic, but one prompt is to share your studio.
So, I thought I would share mine with you.
And it is not very inspiring really is it? ( Unlike the rather charming space belonging to Mrs Bertimus - I've got plastic stag head envy!)
My studio is a conservatory off my bedroom. It is a simple rectangle in shape with a sloping plastic roof - nothing fancy masquerading as a orangery, just a simple conservatory.
The space is somewhat restricted by the fact that there are two double doors. One leads into my bedroom, and the other leads into the garden.
In December, January and February it is pretty in hospitable out there much of the time. But now we are into March it is much more welcoming. (It is pretty inhospitable in high summer too! But I do have swags of IKEA calico over the ceiling to help keep the worst glare of the sun out and consequently keep the temperature down.)
In my last post I explained that I had set up an impromptu photo shoot with an old sheet. Consequently I had tidied up. So this is when it is tidy! I am a mucky pup! A messy worker. I don't intend to be, but it is just as I am.
The first picture was taken with me standing next to the old filing cabinet (which contains fabric, by the way) looking towards the other corner. That wall is looking a bit blank. If the house was mine (it's rented) I would probably have shelves along there, or may be a rack for thread, or maybe a design wall. Just looking at it in the photo it looks a bit of a wasted opportunity.
The other picture is taken from the corner with the white cupboard with the boxes on top. That blue IKEA bag contains some lamps - they were reduced in the sale after Christmas and I pounced. I ought to store them in the garage really but I don't want them to get damp. The boxes contain either finished lampshades or lampshade frames waiting to be made. Pictures are either stored under beds or under the work tables.
And here are my two studio assistants, blending very nicely with the carpet (an eBay purchase that helps keep my feet warm in winter).
So, this is my happy place, but it is very workaday - not a place for relaxing at all (unless you are a dog!). When I am out there I am on a mission!!