I would like to invite you into my first studio. Small space in the corner of my house, just beside the wall in my bedroom.
Next to the entrance there was a space, so-called "Quick stop", a place where I kept artwork awaiting for the last coat. This was their last stop before heading to a new home :)
Next to it stood a desk, were mostly I worked on my watercolour pieces or adding finishing details to abstracts.
A few years ago I came across a love letter written by Ludwig van Beethoven. Instantaneously, I fell in love with it, so I rewrote it and framed it. Since then it has been on my desk. Whenever I daydreamed I had such a beautiful words in front of me.
Be calm; for only by calmly considering our lives can we achieve our purpose to live together — be calm — love me — Today — yesterday — what tearful longing for you — for you — you — my life — my all — all good wishes to you — Oh, do continue to love me — never misjudge your lover’s most faithful heart.
Ludwig van Beethoven
I admire wood. It's organic, one of a kind patterns and soft tones, simply fascinating. That's why I incorporated a wooden board in my tiny studio.
Up till now, precious gift from a family member that always believed in me - Ceramic horseshoe, a "Symbol of Luck" as my grandmother used to say, is pinned on the board.
Hanged in the new studio, this creative board is crowded with ideas, inspiration images, textures for new paintings.
A place near the window was my little heaven, where time stopped and paint, colour and texture took over.
This space was loved by my youngest daughter. Freedom of exploration fascinated her. She checked out all of the brushes, spatulas were her favourites :)
Ohhh... my little artist.
Ceramic mugs that I use till now for brushes have sentimental value. They were brought all the way from Germany "October Fest". I love to reuse items, it is practical as well as memorable.
The easel was my number one friend, It held my first canvas on which I took my first baby steps as an artist and continues being by my side throughout my creative journey.
Setting up small spaces to it´s full potential was challenging.
With a little bit of research, tips and patience, everything can be achieved. So at the end I was satisfied with the end result.
I was very happy with the storage cart on wheels, till now it keeps all of my paint, colour mixing boards and mediums. Every time I start a project, I load it up with all necessities.
White, full of paint stool is an "Oldie". It has been around since the renovation of our home!
Now it transformed into a side table for my coffee, while I am painting.
Thank you "Oldie" :)
Mixing boards/ plates - middleman between colours and canvas. One cannot exist without another.
I loved painting since I can remember and small space did not stop me. In my mind I painted in the studio with the windows that went high till the sky.
As Pablo Picasso said -“Everything you can imagine is real.” So I keep on painting my reality in the brightest colours I can :)