The return of the wet weather saw me confined to the attic studio yesterday and today, which was for the best considering I had still to complete the first page of my new book.
It took me the whole of last summer to floor my loft, construct a partition between my mine and my neighbour’s property then have a large velux window fitted; an investment in my happiness by making a dedicated space where it would be easy for me to kick start my creative practice.
The investment of hard grafting and money has paid off. I now have a private space where I can be creative once again. I am now surrounded by the objects that I have collected, the books that inspire me, music playing, paints open, easel set, brushes at the ready and a flask of green tea.
This afternoon I completed the first page of my book with the second page blocked in. Mixed media collages sit patiently half constructed waiting for the addition of cyanotype compositions exposed onto glass. I cannot describe how amazing it feels to be making again.......