Monday, December 07, 2009

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

My perfect space...



I have been working in my studio for about 5 months now and I LOVE it. Right across the street is the school that my children attend—out my front window you can see the school, the park, the playground and our community hall. My kids come for lunch at the studio and sit at the front counter, watching the world of our neighborhood go by. We play their favourite hip hop music, eat lunch, talk about the morning at school and watch for the kids who stay for lunch, to come out to the playground to play. Now that we have snow (TONS of snow), we have been tobogganing at the hill on the playground and soon will be skating at the community hall and then rushing back to the studio for hot chocolate.

When I tell people who come for classes at my studio about how I only live a block and a half away from the studio and that my kids go to school across the street, they inevitably say "Wow that is so perfect"....and you know what...it really is!

Having the studio has allowed my "roles" in life, as a mother and an artist, to finally begin to compliment instead of struggle against each other.

3 comments:

Tad Barney said...

I want to do what I want to do. Like you do.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

That's a really great studio space, Cathy, and it does sound like a pretty perfect situation. Congrats!

Alison said...

I'm so excited - just surfing the web, finding artwork that interests me - and I find the Caricature that I drew of You - on the wall in your beautiful Studio. Thank You Cathy!

As you know, I'm so intrigued by your 'atmospheric' pictures. Now That's stuff to Look at!