As promised an update on the studio. I still need some carpet, a bar stool and a coffee table, but its getting there. The purple wall with the frame is specifically for my novel… don’t judge my lack of writing and that its empty I have been so busy.
Went back to work this week, after having completed just over 2 weeks of jury service, and some time in Birmingham at uni. Boy was it a shell shock returning to work.
I am in a new department though and its a million percent better. Anyway, short post, as I am brewing up some lengthier ones shortly.
The wife made me the shelves and the desk.
I just painted!!
It’s so nice to have a space thats just mine, I just wish it was complete. The desk is standing height at my request so I can stand and work at it, but definitely didn’t consider the fact that I need to have a stool before I can write at it!
Also, I am wondering if this extremely rash quick decision is something to do with my mid twenties existential crisis…um possibly me thinks… *cough*
There comes a time in life, when you are tired of thinking about your dreams, your sick of pondering about some far off future life you might have if only XY or Z happened. If only you could such and such.
Life’s too short.
So, I stopped bullshitting myself.
Only I can change my life, only I can do something about it. I need to stop waiting for something to happen, or waiting to be head hunted, or waiting to land on my feet. That doesn’t happen. You (I) need to open my own doors, and create my own opportunities, and that ain’t guna happen sat on my arse thinking about what I might or might not do.
If I am ever going to seriously finish this novel, or make any extra money, or have a creative job, or be a millionaire by the time I’m 35 I need to stop day dreaming, get off my slightly chubby backside and do something about it.
So I did.
I only took a tiny step, but it was a step nonetheless.
I have a studio.
It’s and office, come art studio, for all Sacha Black Creations. I am going to devote half of the space to my novel enterprise, and the other half to my art.
Its wonderful, and I cannot wait to get in there properly. To be honest, it’s probably a little more than I wanted to pay, but the space is bigger and I cannot complain, the light is fantastic, and the ‘feeling’ I got when entering was electric.
I went into another studio they had for rent, and I hated it, I was so disappointed and thought that I wasn’t going to find the right space, but then she told me that she had another space. It was more money but she had it if I wanted to look at it. So I did, and both the wife and I had massive grins as soon as we entered. You can just feel the creative juices oozing out of the walls. I am SO excited. It took me all of 2 seconds to decide. We both knew it was right instantly. That can only be but a good sign.
It’s 80 square foot. So about the length of my car both in width and length, as it is a square, and currently it is a square, and a total blank canvas…
*rolls up sleeves*
I will post photos of it as I decorate. But below are images of it as a shell… The person/dog in the photo is not me, its the owner of the studios… not that you can tell.
There are 11 artists in total, which is lovely because it means that I will have other artists to bounce off too if ever I hit writers/painters block.
Welcome to Sacha Black Creations… (I think thats a good company name… maybe I will call my company that!)
p.s. The studio is bigger than it looks in the photos, my camera phone hasn’t done it justice.
Picture of father and daughter
I cant decide whether i should paint it or leave it in pencil… But darken and shade more if i do leave it in pencil???