Have you cleaned out a cupboard recently? What an amazing group of resources you might find, just like I did when I moved my office downstairs recently. It is interesting when something nags at us yet we resist. About 15yrs years ago I converted the spare bedroom upstairs into my office. It was always looked a mess as it was too small and I collect lots of information and resources. I have just discovered some of these again.
My new art studio downstairs seemed to be the logical place to work and it was always in my original plans, yet it seemed so convenient to keep the office where it was. A rather large part of me was concerned that the feeling in my art studio would change if I altered the workspace and used it for another reason than creating. I had read that there should be different places for different jobs.
I succumbed just before the floods and it was a lot of work. Then suddenly I had a group of unexpected visitors needing our support. The new bedroom was not only brilliant but had conveniently caused an unplanned spring clean just in time. Now that everyone has gone back to their homes this room looks just great. I poke my head in there and sigh and wonder why it took me a year to do this move.
What is it about change we fear so much? Sometimes just getting on with things is the logical answer, yet I had to seek reassurance from a few friends that all will be ok. So take my advice and listen to that inner voice when it tells you what you need to do. Don’t doubt it like I did in this instance. It is the voice of your soul speaking to you and we find when we trust it, it has our best interests at heart and does know what is best for us.
By the way I have a weekend workshop planned here in my studio for the 16th and 17th of April. Information is available by contacting me on lyne @lynemarshall.com.au [ a break in this link intentional to avoid spam] Below a couple of paintings from my Underpinning Ipswich series from 2010.