So, what might my environment like as a Fiber Artist? I would guess it would seem much as it does now: surrounded by fiber paraphernalia such as yarn, wool, embroidery tools, etc. I have stated before that I would like to be in San Diego in my studio apartment by the ocean (or at least near it). Let me show you my ultimate environment; how my day might start. Imagine waking in the morning. It's dark except for the slivers of light peeping in through the blinds or window shades. There's a faint sound of waves. Pulling off the covers, you pad to the kitchen to prepare the morning coffee. As it was brewing, maybe you would open the blinds or window shades to let the morning sunlight inside. After getting your coffee, why don't you open the patio door? The sea breeze greets you as you sit down on padded patio chair to enjoy your coffee and wake up a little more.
What is on the agenda for today? Meetings with potential clients, wishing to buy art? Work at the yarn and fiber store? Or is it a personal work day at the studio? Are there errands to run? Whatever is happening, be sure to make time to relax and take a breather at some point during the day. That's what this is all about, being relaxed, and enjoying what you're doing. Take it easy and don't get too overwhelmed with life.
In a nutshell, my environment:
- easy going
- hardworking but not stressed
- day planned ahead of time
- respected as an artist
Photo taken by Ivailo Djilianov