I admit, I'm absolutely awful at keeping this area clean.
It's a hot mess, isn't it? I am planning on cleaning it today, but I wanted to show off the area I'm working with. It's maybe 12 feet by 8 feet, so close to 100 square feet of space. There's a closet that stuffed with more supplies, and in another part of the basement there's an 8 foot tall project I'm working on. There's also little piles of paintings here and there. The entire basement is a mad house.
I'm a a point in my artistic journey where I can entertain the idea of maybe renting a space. I've thought about this for the past few months or so. Can I afford it? Can I justify another expense, especially since I don't bring in a LOT of money from my art? Is it going to tank? What if? What if? What if?
One of the positives of having a separate space is the lack of reasons to procrastinate. When I work from home, I have a tendency to look at other things to do, instead of painting. Look I have dishes to wash! Look I have laundry! Look I have to take the dog out! If I don't work from home, I don't worry about home-stuff.
I do have a space in mind, and it's right behind the Arts Council (where I work every Friday) space so it's almost perfect! I've talked to the landlord (who I've known for years) and she's supposed to get back to me soon. It needs a little work but I know several handy men who would work for a six-pack and pizza, and the rent is reasonable, so this is looking good! So, it's a bit of a waiting game now, which is expected since I asked about the space right before the holidays.
Fingers crossed! I'm looking forward to taking my art to the next level in 2012!