Open Studios

Artists love to see other artist's studios. Especially me. When I lived in Chicago I never missed an opportunity to go on studio tours. Artists have a way of creating unique spaces. I just got this book Open Studios with Lotta Jansdotter, and I love it. Lots of great pictures from studios in Brooklyn, Stockholm and Tokyo. I like the fact that the studios are real. They look lived in and worked in, not all neat and perfectly tidy like you see in some books and magazines. I like order and I like my studio fairly neat, but I also tolerate mess because that is part of my creative process. I have my studio at home now, and it is very different from when I rented a space. I clean up more often after I work, and I have to resist the call to do chores, but I like being able to go in there any time I feel like working. I get a surprising amount of art made in those little snippets of time I don't consider my official studio practice time!


J. said...

Hi Lari,
In the midst of blog surfing I came across your blog and was wondering if you could help me with a project. For my husband and my 5th anniversary, I'm trying to get pictures from as many different states and countries as I can with a person from that location holding a sign that says
Janae loves Jeff in ____________

I was wondering if you would do a picture from Maine for me?

my blog: jscrapalex.blogspot.com
flickr group for this project: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1617848@N25/members/

Let me know if you can. Thanks!

Tracey said...

Get outta my head!!
First fantastic post.
Second I was here reading while I was uploading photos of my studio to Picknik!!
Too funny :D
I'll check out that book. Looks great!

Kathryn said...

K, I was supposed to get this book sent to me via amazon as soon as it was published and I've yet to see it!! So frustrating! I have been eagerly awaiting it ... thanks for giving me that little sneak peek!

Lari Washburn said...

Ok Janae, I will do it. Just let me know what to do. Tracey...I'll have to see if you have those pics of your studio somewhere. Kathryn...you will love this book...hope it comes soon!

Ludid Ryu said...

my copy should be on its way to my eager hands. can't wait to prepare some tea, sit on my favorite sofa, and enjoy what this book has to offer. enjoy your weekend.

J. said...

Hi again Lari,
I'm sorry it took me so long to respond! I didn't think to come back and check my blog comment until just now!
Thanks for being so willing to help out.
For the picture, as long as there is a sign in it that says "Janae loves Jeff in Maine", whatever else feels fun or creative to you works great.
My anniversary is in May, so I am trying to get all the pictures together by the end of April/beginning of May.
Let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks again for helping out.

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