In the back of my house there's a room. It's a room I want to spend more time in. It took me a while to turn this room into my studio. But after years of random storage, boyfriends moving in and out, and the clutter of a busy life, this room finally became a dedicated art studio.
It helps to have a space that embraces all things creative. There are no chores here, unless it's picking up the fallen pieces of paper that accumulate under my table while working on a collage. There's inspiration in the form of artworks purchased from friends and local galleries.
Supporting other artists always yields creative karma. There's light: tiny fairy lights on the ceiling, a massive LED panel, and a moodlight that washes the wall with my choice of color. I have a thing for house plants, so there's always something green and living. It's a space that's ready, inviting, and waiting.
Whether you are crafting, dancing, meditating, or whatever your passion, give it some room. We all have those adult obligations. We work. We have families. Friends to keep up with. All the trappings of life. If you are a creative person, you may find your soul aching. So give your passion a space. You will find it a welcoming retreat from the routines of everyday life. You'll find yourself, who you really are. This is where your life finds balance.