Ok, now that I'm totally exposed...look at it!! This was the place I came to get inspired and create! Shameful. When I couldn't stand to work in the dungeon anymore, I started to drag my stuff upstairs to the kitchen table. This was good for awhile, but every time i started to get into a piece I would have to pack it up and make dinner ,so needless to say this was not ideal either.
It took me a long time to feel deserving of a space all my own, a whole room i could call mine.
I turned the guest room into MY OWN REAL LIFE STUDIO!! It seemed silly to have a room that guest stayed in maybe 12 nights a year while I was lugging my stuff all over the house trying to find a sunny place to create in. And I'm sad to say that i didn't do this until Jan 2010, over 2 years after I stared selling my work. CRAZYNESS! But honestly there was this part of me that just didn't feel like i deserved that space for myself. When I really asked myself why i wasn't deserving of a space to create in, nothing came. It wasn't about entitlement, it was about working hard and moving forward. It is a blessing to me every time I walk in that room. It is a shame that I allowed myself to sit in the dark for so long, down in the dungeon. By becoming deservinging of that sunlight I allowed my dream to grow.
If you are an artist, do you have a space in your heart and home for your dream to grow? It doesn't have to be a whole room, but maybe it should be. How often do you use that formal dining room or guest room? You might have a sunny corner in the office or family room that is waiting for just for you.
You deserve that and God gave you your gift for a reason.