Recently Judy Douglas came to visit. She is an Edmonds neighbor who has started a blog to explore the spaces in which artists create, Studio Snapshops Blog. As she says, “Large or small, organized or messy, I love looking at how people make their work spaces unique to them.”
Now, meeting with someone who plans to expose your private workspace both to her scrutiny — and through her eyes to the public — can definitely give one pause. It is not so much whether House Beautiful would approve. And it’s not about the work and its artistic merit or technical expertise. It is much more personal. Having a place where I go and weave is still akin to being in my own magic kingdom, and what might a visitor see?
This is the place where, creatively, my pervasive uncertainties and my unrestrained pleasures occur. My “Room of One’s Own”. I encounter enormous monsters and I learn to tap into great powers. Creativity is much simpler and much more difficult than I understood.
Thank you, Judy, for visiting, and for sharing some of the magic!