My Creative Space
Here’s a self-portrait of me in my creative space at home. It’s a place where ideas, plots and villains are conceived for my novels and novellas. It’s a place where I can edit photos from my various shoots and street sessions. A place where I know I have to spend time each day paying my dues to the creative gods.
To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be – Joseph Campbell.
On the desk, you can see one of my placards for my dolphin campaigning which is a passion of mine. I work with two computer screens. One for writing and editing and the other for processing images. This is done to the sounds of my favourite films scores pumping from the small speakers. A photo of my wife and muse, Anneli, keeps me grounded during my creative trips into the psyche of dark villains of the novels.
For a long time, I’ve been intrigued by artists of all kinds. More than that, I’m intrigued by the work they produce. The ability to subconsciously assimilate the world around you then produce it into conscious forms of beauty is a mystery I like delving into.
It’s one of the reasons I’m working on the Creative Spaces Project which showcases artists and artisans in the comfort of the areas where they create their art
If you have an author, artist, or artisan friend who might fit the project, please email me.
Gather and hoard your inspirations as you live, then recapture them as needed in the studio – Nita Engle
People who aren’t artists seem to not understand exactly what a studio is. It’ is not a store. It’s not a factory or theme park. It’s my personal space, and their company is not so invasive – Eleanor Blair.
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