When I am making art, I often lose track of time. I become so emersed in my creative process that I forget what’s happening around me. I visit the past and consider the future from the present moment. I become lost in time and space. The better access I have to materials and creative choices, the more emersed in the process I become. My studio is what sets the stage for these liminal experiences.
I am absolutely in love with my most recent art studio storage solution. The attached photo shows a cubby organizer that allows me to see all the paint colors and textures available to me with a sweep of the eye. If I want purple, high viscosity paint, it only takes a moment for me to grab it. I used to dig through buckets and other containers to search for what I needed. It interrupted my creative flow and interfered with my ability to be in the moment.
It doesn’t bother me to look back on the past, and consider the future, from the present moment: especially if I have the luxury of being uninterrupted. It’s part of my creative process to consider time, space, and my place in it. I think artists sometimes avoid creating because of the steps they need to take to get started and the obstacles that they will face along the way. This blog is an encouragement to create a space that makes it easy for you to get started and avoid obstacles. What can you do to make your studio a place where you can be in the flow, totally immersed, and fully present?
Intro: Can you create a space that makes it easy for you to start art making and avoid obstacles that might interrupt your creative process? What can you do to make your studio a place where you can be in the flow, totally immersed, and fully present? This blog is all about taking the steps you need to make art unencumbered and avoid obstacles you might face along the way. These steps can be the artist’s key to fully exploring “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” from the “Present Moment.”