Welcome to my new studio!

When we returned from our summer travels, about 10 days ago, our kids decided that they wanted to start sharing a bedroom. Jasper has had a small Ikea bunk bed for a while, but since we had three bedrooms (which is unusual for NYC) we had decided to give both Jasper and Carys their own rooms. Then, unprompted, Carys decided that she wanted to start sleeping on the top bunk in Jasper's room so we are just going with it...and they are so cute and excited about bunking together each night.

Sooooooo...... mama decided to jump at the chance to finally have her own studio room! I can hardly believe it but, welcome to my new studio space. I've just completed moving things into Carys's old room so please excuse the mess, the organizing has been slow going.

I've had so many studio spaces over my years in New York, some big, some small, some shared with a bunch of other artists, some for me alone, some in sketchy neighborhoods, in warehouses....oh so many. But I just love love love having my studio in our home, it feels so special, intimate and easy with reminders of the closeness of my family all around.
The only problem really (and it wasn't that much of a problem) was that since space is of the essence here in our house, my studio was crowded into a corner of our bedroom.

It's true, for the past couple of years I have made all of my paintings, and run my shop, out of our bedroom, and truly enjoyed it. That is not to say that it doesn't feel so good to have my own room again, oh yes it does! It feels like such a windfall because I just really didn't expect to have this space so soon.

The timing is so right as I have a few projects on my plate, including my next show at Swallow that I am preparing for in November, the Gowanus artists Open Studio Tour that Frank and I do every year over at the warehouse space that Frank and I used to share, and getting my shop ready for the holiday season (can it really be approaching already?!).
The air is feeling crisper, the days are getting shorter, and I am thrilled to be settling into this new space, trying it on, fluffing my feathers and making some work!

I've got a few paintings that were in the works before all of our August travels that I'm very excited to start sharing once I get myself organized, you can see a few of them floating around on the desk and walls in the above picture.
I definitely feel like I'm getting back into the grove.


BananaSaurusRex said...

Zoiks! I am crazy about that painting that says Love on the side!

Leaves and Feathers said...

Thanks so much Rebecca, writing Love on the side of that painting was a total whim and something that I am experimenting with. It takes the piece more into the realm of sculpture for me, as I feel like working on the sides of a painting makes the piece more about its "objectness"...ha ha, here I am making up words! I'm so excited that you like it!

Škorčica said...

Oh, I like it so much - especially those paintings on the wall!

stacie said...

Love your new studio space! Congrats!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Yayyy Faith, congrats on your own studio once again...and how exciting if you weren't expecting it so soon, I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see some new little paintings....I wasn't aware they were so tiny, ha ha...LOVE seeing where you make them, thanks for sharing. XO.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet faith, i am in love with your gorgeous studio! So cozy and very inspiring! Everthing is soo beautiful in there! Wish i could visit you one day..that would be really nice. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Monica said...

thank you for sharing your space.i enjoyed peeking in. there is NOTHING like having your own creative space. i recently got my own too.

Wini said...

Congrats on your new studio!!! A room of you own, how awesome. Thanks for sharing the pics. They are so lovely and inspiring. I especially like the fourth one with the paintings on the wall and the reflection of you in the mirror! Wishing you many hours of inspired creativity in your new room :)

Lori said...

oh YAY! I just love seeing your creative space Faith. It is like a little window into your world of art- so sweet. You have inspired me to post pics of mine some day (I did a long time ago, I think.) I am super happy for you that you have your own space and can't wait to see what fantastic creations come from there!

Dana Barbieri said...

That is so wonderful you got your own "new" space. Really cute that your kiddos wanted to bunk together too. My kids have been sharing a room for 2 yrs. now. They love it. I really love how cozy and inviting your studio looks. Thanks for sharing it with us. '

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