I really do have a studio.  It is a small bedroom in the back of the house.  The problem is I have found I don’t enjoy working in there because I feel removed from the rest of my life.  My artist friends will understand that we need to feel comfortable, happy and inspired by our studio space, no matter the size.  So I set up this corner in my living room to paint and I am really happy with it.  Some day I hope to open up two small bedrooms  and make a larger studio area with more windows, a view out the front of the house and some comfortable seating so my husband can join me in the evenings.  Until then, I am enjoying my little corner studio.

A little introduction to the personal side of me…

My husband, Roger, and I have raised our daughter, Jenn, and am in my home studio during the day with my other children,  Sabrina my  20-year old kitty, and Rocky my 11-year old mini dachshund (aka a terror on wheels) while my husband is at work counting the years until he can retire.  I have decided there is now time to do some blogging.   Sometimes I want to share the inspiration behind a painting or maybe pass along some painting tips as I discover them.  While my husband loves to hear about my day when he comes home, he doesn’t quite get why something was so important that I felt it HAD to be painted or when I have discovered a new color or technique and am just giddy with excitement.

I thought that I would categorize these blog posts by “New Art and Inspirations”, “Techniques/Tools”, and “Everyday Extras”.  That way, if you are like Roger, and just don’t get as excited about that new tube of Phthalo Turquoise as I do (along with some of my artist friends), you can go over to the right side bar and select the “New Art and Inspirations” category instead.  I may find that extra categories are needed as time goes by (maybe someday I will learn to cook and have recipes, just kidding), but I think that this is a great starting place.