the artist in her studio photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald
Before I became a full-time artist I used to work as a front office receptionist at a 3-star hotel and later I had a half-day position at an animal hospital, but since the year 2000 my art-studio is situated at home.
In the beginning it was just a corner in a room. Later a whole room and since we relocated in 2018 to to a new house – we now have a 1 bedroom flat at the back of our house, which is currently my studio. It is marvelous to have so much space for once, but it took me a while to get used to.
I am quite obsessive when it comes to stitching, so I stitch everyday, but there are some days when I either do admin, cut and clean inner tubes, update my blog, write newsletters, or play in my sketchbook.
I work alone and do not have an assistant.
Motherhood made me realize the value of time-management and having my studio at home enables me to work until the early hours of the morning or very late at night, depending on my deadlines. With that said I also take a day or two to just be me/a mother and a wife. Its a balancing act 😉
Season’s greetings to you and yours!
Thank you for all the encouragement, kind words and support during 2019!
I wish you all a merry festive season.
If you are going away during the December holidays, please travel safe.
See you next year!
This past 2 weeks have been filled with piles of admin to be done.
I know it must be done but find it very frustrating since I would rather do something else. I am happy to announce that my ‘website’ is close to finish and I might launch it early next month! It felt very tedious to upload everything, but the postive side to this is that i had some time to reflect on where I was and where I am going with my work.
As soon as it’s ready I will also be able to send out proper proposals to galleries.
I also updated my mailing list (I should have done this years ago- but alas) Please let me know if you want to be on the mailing list for future exhibitions/invitations.
I did some bookkeeping. Filing…and sorting. The latter I like!
I thought I’ll share some pictures of what my ‘new’ studio looks like- keep in mind that it also serve as a ‘guest bedroom’.
Studio view 1
Studio view 2
it doesnt normally look this primm and proper, but we are expecting a guest tonight!
studio view 3
studio view 4