Today I am going though the last stages of preparing to move my studio furniture to store at my parent’s place. I am very lucky to have my brother helping me, however his hunting schedule means I have to move my furniture over a month before I actually move myself out of the studio. So I am facing the prospect of staying in a nearly-empty 900 square foot studio for over a month, and it means that this is the end of my working studio as I’ve known it for the past four years.
I owe so much of this studio to my ex – it was really his vision and his skills that made it happen. The 6×4 cutting table with the shelving underneath, the refinished steel desk, the light box, the hardwood veneer floor, were all his contributions. I was incredibly lucky to have such a versatile, well-appointed space in the earliest stages of my career. So much gratitude, Ray, thank you.
Everything else I acquired gradually as I slowly built my career and made enough to invest in the business – the serger, the iMac, the chair, the iron, the file cabinet. Having the tools and the space readily available made it so much easier to be creative, to show a sense of commitment and professionalism to clients, and really, to feel like a real working fashion illustrator. Having a great space to do work in makes doing work fun, makes it even easier to love what I do.
Goodbye, studio. I will miss this.