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I Wish I Had an Art Studio With Twinkly Lights

“We live not only in a world of thoughts,
but also in a world of things.
Words without experience
are meaningless.”
Vladimir Nabokov


I dream of having an art studio.

A grapefruit + vanilla scented space with twinkly lights, vast shelving, a wood floor with paint repellant and natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. 


A studio replete with magical elves dressed in phthalo turquoise aprons that climb up to the high shelves and get my dusty box of rubber stamps.

With a white uniformed hostess to welcome guests and make salads for lunch. 

A loft space with hardwood timbers and a stainless steel sink overlooking the forest.

With a housekeeping fairy to clean up scraps of paper, ovesprays of paint. Someone to figure out the zip code and take the mail art to the post office, unload the imaginary neocolor truck and keep my watercolor brushes in tip-top form.

And an inventory manager to track art supplies and automatically replenish the low bottles of heavy body acrylics and 100% silk thread. 

And a bucket of fairy dust. Just for fun.


But then I realize that I'm doing just fine without twinkly lights.

Or magical elves.

And so I lug out some baskets of art materials to the breakfast table and get to work.

What do you dream about? 

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Reader Comments (24)

Well, magical workspace or not. The photos of your workspace like this look stunning ;) Even if it is the breakfast table! xx

07.16.2013 | Unregistered Commenterluthien

That sounds like heaven!! I too, dream of my own studio space with the TIME to use it. ;)

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarly Rogers

That sounds awesome - I would love it if it was an old loft attic with all the stuff you added and one of those paint drying stations like they have in preschool

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I love your vision of your art studio!

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

You painted a beautiful vision of your dream studio! I often dream of another bedroom in our apartment to use as a studio ..I also dream of an outdoor terrace with terra cotta stone floors, surrounded by turrets on each corner so I could work outside...but, like you, I just haul my supplies onto the dining room table, by the window that looks west to the Hudson River...not so bad after all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

Oh me too!!! I fooled around with a sketch on vacation of what I would need it to have. . . . Bookshelves, windows, table, sewing corner . . . such god dreams - maybe someday but then inspires me to think really hard how to change the space I do have . . . .Organize what I do have . . . .

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Ahhh....that would be so lovely:)!

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMolly Freibott

Love the pics and your vision. Yet being an artist makes one very resourceful after all! And how does one keep paintbrushes in top shape I wonder? Especially after mod podge and Decoupage? Do tell...

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I have a huge room....but no twinkling lights either.
But I still carry stuff up to the kitchen and dining room to work.
I just don't like being in the basement.
Love your photos.

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

I just dream of more time to create! Right now it's borrowed time...usually borrowed from housework, so don't judge the dust bunnies in the corner...I'm on day 46 of ICAD!

07.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRita Barton

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