Here is how a perfect morning starts out at my studio; a cup of coffee, freshly picked flowers, and my paintbrushes waiting patiently for paint.
My studio is in a small cottage dating back to the early 1800's on 234 acres of preserved farmland. Farmers work the fields outside my window and a thriving art center is next door. My studio has no computer or TV. I do have a microwave, a CD player and a small coffee maker. I have an oven and a shower too, both of which are used for storage. My stove has a reused sign on top of it converting it to a work counter and the closest it gets to heat is a small candle burning on a nearby table.
Here is that nearby candle on top of a piece of scrap Plexiglas where I keep words and pictures that inspire me. The table it is on converts from a work station, reading cubby and bistro table for one to an elaborately set dinner table for six if needed. Usually it is a work and inspiration station.
My studio is where I go to create and design but it is also where I go just to think about creating and designing.