This week’s excitement?
I’ve upgraded my studio from a half space to a full studio at the Charlotte Art League.

Initially, I was happy simply to have any space at all in the League.
The 7 feet by 15 feet I started in felt like enough.
But I quickly realized it wasn’t.
My vision and style clashed horribly with that of the other artist in our shared space.
My idea to create a different mood and feeling each quarter would never fly in a half studio.

Luckily for me,
I don’t have to worry about it anymore.

It’s a little bit like a game of “musical chairs” at the Art League.
Artists come and go.
It’s a continuous dance of expansion and contraction.
One person might downsize in studio size.
Another might choose to switch venues altogether.
The other day, I noticed two artists had vacated their shared studio.
I seized the opportunity & requested to move in ASAP.

It measures a little more than 15 feet by 15 feet.
The lighting is excellent.
The walls just right to display the mixed media works I have in the pipeline.
There’s also a nook where I can work undisturbed.

I can hear everyone wandering through the Art League.
I can socialize whenever I like.
But I can also enjoy the privacy of my own space.

But still part of a group
With potential to connect to a myriad of people.
I love it.

I feel so fortunate to be able to “Play A Little Everyday” here.

For this last month of summer,
My “Happy Go Lucky” works are on display in my studio.
I’m hard at work prepping for the fall theme:  “Spooky.”
And with this new space,
I have some ideas to make things quite spooky indeed.