Friday, March 7, 2014

Trees and Oceans and Elephants Oh My!

 Welcome to the perfect year of artmaking (not fully represented by the following Q&A I just responded to from today's prompt before I read the very first item asking me to imagine one perfect year of art making. But it's a start I suppose!)

Where are you geographically?
I currently live in Virginia Highlands, in Atlanta, Georgia but I think my right brain is still in Munich.

What does your dream work environment look and feel like?
 Looks like all the pretty, fluffy images that turn up when you pinterest or google 'artist studio ideas'!  With lots of windows and a (couple) nice view(s) of:  ocean or trees or mountains or lake or city lights or what the heck maybe some elephants and giraffes roaming around. I think I better stop there.

How is your studio equipped?
Laptop & printer, acrylic paints, notebooks, bins of collected papers, maps, items from travels, old books in random languages waiting to be used in projects, a small easel that I rarely use.

How many hours do you spend creating?
Not enough- too many on the laptop, but ideally this will change to...2-3 hours a day if possible.  Things are still kind of in flux for me and I'm trying to find a way to manage and balance things that I have to do, things that are nourishing and that I want to do. 

What do you do for recreation?
Take walks on the Beltline, bikerides, go to a yoga class.  Stretch.

What do you do for inspiration?
Take walks, museums and art galleries, surf the inernet, read magazines and sometimes art books.  Stare at the trees. Meeting with other artists also always inspires me. 

Goals for this year...
Set up my studio as close to dreamy work environment as possible- make time for creative work and possibly a show in one of the potentially cute but currently empty shops in the neighborhood that I'm sure the owner would like to 'lend' to some artists for a group turn, selling out the place because I really do need to start making a living somehow!

Well that truly was inspiring, can't wait to read what others envision!


Gina Abbott said...

i think your dream location is similar to mine so let's work on these dream environments together this year! i see trips to the beach and the mountains. i think your studio post are heading in the same direction . . . getting the garage studio set up. it will be great and i can't wait to see it and possibly work in ti with you!

Kim said...

Yay! Sounds good g!

Vickie Martin said...

it sounds good - I need to get out and explore the Beltline more, and get back on my bike! I find it so interesting that Munich keeps coming up in these posts!!! I'm so enjoying reading about artists here in Atlanta - as well as other areas!!!

Emmy A Horstkamp said...

I just broadcasted on google that someone needs to let you use their store to show your artwork. :-P

Tim Abbott said...

Is your blog still using Munich time? Shouldn't you start using EST after being back in the USA for over a year now? And why do I have to prove that I am not a robot, don't robots have opinions?

Kim said...

Thanks Vickie- thanks Emmy, yikes! Tim, I thought I'd changed that (even though I hadn't blogged since leaving Munich!) and you no longer have to prove you're not a robot, now don't become a spammer pls!