|'Where the Kingfisher Goes' 6x6 pastel plein air ©Karen Margulis|
Sometimes you just have to make a mess. When I am on a creative tear I don't have time to stop and make everything tidy in my studio. I just need to keep on painting. A messy studio is usually a sign of an artist at work.
Sometimes we spend too much time worrying about keeping our studios neat and organized. I have to remind myself that my studio is a working space. It is not a gallery. I can have my supplies handy and work all over the walls. Sometimes we clean the studio instead of Painting...an avoidance tactic maybe?
If I didn't have students coming to my studio I would have paintings in progress on every easel and tables piled with books, projects and supplies. The piles would build as I worked oblivious to the mess.....until it eventually drove me crazy. Or until I needed to tidy up for visitors!
The time has come to clean the studio!
|Heidi checks out the mess in the studio|
My studio will be a part of the ART MOB OPEN STUDIO TOUR the weekend of November 15,16 and 17th. I am excited to be a part of the tour and can't wait to share my studio and work. In addition to being able to view my space and a great selection of my work, I am planning some fun activities for my visitors. Click here for details of the tour.
- On Friday November 15 at 7:00 I will be doing a large pastel demo in my studio. I rarely paint large so this promises to be a lot of fun!
- On Saturday and Sunday Nov 16th and 17th, I will be doing mini demos scheduled throughout the day. Want to try pastel? My studio will be the place! I will have a pastel station set up. Come and create your own little pastel gem!
In addition I will have both originals and some prints available in all price ranges.
I will be cleaning the studio for the tour.....but I will make sure that I keep true to the idea that this is a tour of my working studio complete with a peek at the creative piles of stuff!
(by the way the photo of the piles of boxes looks scary and you may be wondering why I have so many empty boxes. My sister and I have an ebay shop and we need boxes for shipping. Somehow we accumulated more than we need so it was time to purge)