Surroundings are a great stimulant and they can easily inspire or depress us. Or worse yet produce indifference which can stop creativity all together. To me, the important thing is that the space move me in some way and that it encourages a passionate state of mind—whether that’s angst or fear or delight.
I love looking at artist’s spaces. To see their raw materials, things they collect, projects in process, how they organize or what books they read. Last week, I visited Jill Stafford’s home studio in an early 1900’s row house. Her studio, a converted formal dining room multifunctions quite beautifully and efficiently for Jill’s diverse creative projects including mixed media, knitting and sewing. Take a look and tell me what you think. Music is by Tommy Dorsey–Clambake Seven w/Bud Freeman.