Hello dear visitors – As Kim and I alluded to in our last podcast episode, lots has been going on in my life and has forced me to make some Big Decisions. Thankfully as it concerns my art and comics-making, it’s a good thing! Since I wrote last, my husband, family, friends and I basically did the modern version of a mini-barn-raising and we built an art studio in my backyard. Modern version meant we had to pull the necessary permits before we made it an all-seasons space — which, here in Massachusetts, means its walls and windows are insulated, and it has heat.
Say hello to Komorebi Studio — my little sanctuary. (Komorebi is Japanese for the dappled light under a tree… rather a perfect name for it!) I took this photo while we were all in the thick of working on the studio last September. Sadly, it doesn’t look quite so verdant around here in February.
And yes, it is pretty messy in there. When I first moved in, this is what it looked like:
Yikes! Kind of a disaster. How does anyone get any work done in there? Well, I promise I do 🙂 More detail on that in a few days.
There’s still some work to be done on the studio itself — this spring I will be painting the walls white and adding built-in shelving. For now though, it’s working nicely and it’s doing great even in the dead of New England winter.
And I have definitely cleaned it up since I took the above photo. But I don’t have any photo proof of that… yet… so you’ll just have to take my word for it!