As artists we have a tendency to work alone, lost in our own world of the art we create. Often that is enough and being in the zone fills that special part of our soul that cries out to be heard. But being alone also has it draw backs. Sometimes whats needed is a fresh set of eyes, a friendly voice, someone else's point of view, a new set of cluttered walls and messy tables to absorb visually.
I don't know why it is that seeing someone else's messes and art supplies excites me right to my core but it does. I have also found that artists often don't get to share what they are working on much outside of social media which is static and still a bit disconnected. So when you go and visit another artist and ask them to "Show you what their working on" it can be a wild ride through another artists mind and eyes. I love it, an "e" ticket when you might be feeling you had only an "A" ticket in your studio lately. (I am showing my age here) But dare to jump in and just enjoy the ride!
I guarantee you will be inspired and motivated to go home and create again. I don't even want them to straighten up their studio first ( although most of them do). I like seeing the mess, the clutter, the paints and pencils, fabrics and gesso. The trail of thought that is left behind that also tells a story.
Recently I visited a new friend in her studio, Libby Williamson. I had such fun just walking around and taking in all of the paintings and projects that lined the tables and walls of her studio. It was a visual smorgasbord of artist eye candy and it was so exciting. I loved hearing about her latest adventures and projects, her classes and her challenges as an artist too. Here is a quick video of my visit, I was picking up a flag wall hanging for myself, I love to support other artists too!
Libby Williamson's Studio
from Desiree Habicht
I love the creative process and the journey that takes place when creating a piece of art, don't you? I would love to hear your story about a visit you have had to one of your artist friends studio.