We all have spaces in our homes and workplaces dedicated to certain activities – bedrooms, bathrooms, offices, kitchens, desks, etc. When we walk into these spaces our brains are cued as to what activities we’re supposed to do there. A dreamy bedroom makes us want to relax. A kitchen with pots and pans, appliances, and spices all ready for us to cook inspires us to make delicious dishes. A bathroom with a beautiful tub and soaps encourages us to find time to soak.
Living in a one-bedroom apartment, I don’t have a spare room for my creative activities but I have turned a part of my living space into a creative studio. It’s a space dedicated to painting and drawing. There is storage space for some of my supplies as well as a table and easel for working spaces. There’s a large window for natural light and other lighting for when I create in the evening or early morning. I try to keep it cleaned up so that I can always just settle in and create. I also make sure supplies that I use often are readily available.
Where is the space dedicated to your creative activities? What does it look like? How does it make you feel? If you thought of a dream space where you would create your masterpieces, does your creative space line up with that? If not, what could be changed to make your space more inspiring? Sometimes it is a change as small as placing all your paintbrushes or guitar picks in a cup or mug.
If you decide to post a pic of your creative space on Instagram, please tag me! @createmoreoften