Like many designers, I have a home based studio. It has some great advantages, and a few disadvantages. You can go to work in your pajamas, it’s handy and your work is always close by, you can play loud music and you don’t disturb anyone, and sometimes there are movies playing during work hours. Disadvantages – you don’t get to have snow days as there is no excuse for not getting to work, the studio is open 24/7, it’s hard to focus on housework when the fabric is right around the corner, you are always bring threads home from work, and the studio is open for working 168 hours per week. Despite those negatives, I love to escape to my studio and work. As the market deadlines loom closer, it no longer feels like an escape. It begins to feel like I am being kept there against my will. Oh well, such is work!
I thought I would share a few shot of my studio with you. After we moved into this house, we realized that we needed an attached garage and a space for me to work. So, we added on a garage with a bonus room above. The result is a room with windows on three sides – perfect for working with fabric and color.
Those shots were taken on the day that American Patchwork and Quilting magazine was here to do a profile on my business (watch for this coming out in the next issue!!!!)
These are the shots taken this morning. This is what things look like when there is actual work being done!!
Now that I have completely embarrassed myself, it’s time to go back to getting more actual work done.