Debbie and I made a bold move this week. We converted our family room into a 100% full-use art studio for two. We relocated the TV, couch and retro knick-nacks to the little-used “formal” living room and filled the central family room with art tables, easels, rolling carts and all the art supplies we need to create. Our TV hadn’t moved in twenty years — just gotten wider and flatter as technology changed. But it was always the main feature of our living space. By moving it out and committing the prime household space to our art, we are reclaiming some of our heart. We are declaring that the desire to create is more significant in our lives than the desire to watch what others have created. It feels like we’ve gotten a new home — one where our creative adventures take the main stage.
Here’s the new studio.