It has taken me a better part of a year, but I have finally created a functioning home studio.  I live in a one bedroom apartment in downtown Charleston, which makes space hard to come by.  However, my living room has incredible tall ceilings with the big huge windows to match.  The natural light is perfection, so I consider myself very lucky to have carved away such a lovely corner for my work-space.

Working from home has its advantages, and disadvantages.  Its wonderful to roll out of bed, make coffee and get right to work.  But its also challenging to be surrounded by all of my other responsibilities and distractions (i.e. the piling laundry, my needy fur babies, and Parks & Rec streaming on Netflix).  Since I have an office job Monday through Thursday, I cram most of my studio time into the weekend.  So, there is a certain amount of pressure to be as productive as possible in a limited amount of time. This translates into 12-14 hour days of solitary work. By Sunday afternoon it can feel like I'm taking crazy pills...

Eventually I think I would enjoy getting out of the house and finding myself an outside studio space.  It could help preserve my sanity, cut back on the amount of dog hair in my pieces, and prevent further paint stains on all of my clothes, furniture, appliances... its just everywhere.  But all and all, I am a lucky lady. I live in the heart of my most favorite city, I am the proud momma of the best pups in all the land, and Queen Street Grocery is a 5 minute walk away...

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