So, for my first proper blog post, I thought what better place to start than with sharing my very own art therapy workshop with you – it is after all why I named the blog as I did!
A few years ago, my husband and I were very fortunate and found a wonderful house in the town I grew up in, on the east coast of Scotland. For us, it is perfect, I just love it and am so grateful to be so lucky. It is the first time we have had space and it has made such a difference to our lives.
We have a lot of sheds, more sheds than anyone should really have, but they came with the house and they are actually proving to be very useful – one by one, we are doing them up and evicting the spiders. We have just converted one into a gym for my husband – I will do a blog post on that soon, as it turned out pretty good and didn’t cost us much to do. The one pictured is my art workshop, for now I will just show you the outside as I need time to tidy the inside, it is not very therapeutic in there at the moment!
For years I have just painted wherever I could, the most memorable being on a wallpaper pasting table over the foot of my bed when I fractured my spine – there wasn’t much else to do during that recovery time apart from watching every DVD known to man. So, it is wonderful to now have a space to be creative and store all my art materials etc. – although the kitchen work top is always going to be a firm favourite place to work, especially coming up to winter!
I love to see other people’s work spaces, especially artist studios, and would like to take part in an open studio event in the future, as it seems like a great way to meet other artists and people who are just interested in art!
Thanks for stopping by, click here to find out my top ten art studio essentials and let me know of any fantastic art studios I should visit!