So after 2 years of searching for a place outside my home to work I finally FINALLY!! Have a studio space!
It really shows the power of prayer and God cause so many people have been praying for me lately. I had gotten so down and frustrated with trying to work at home, where I have constant interruptions, to the point of not being able to get anything completed, that I decided I had no other choice but to make art a hobby and go back to school for nursing or some other form of work in the medical field.
I was just FED UP! I have reached this point where it was a waste of time for me and potential clients to take commission, or even larger job,s cause I just can't seem to sit down and work on things do to the craziness that is my lifestyle.
It was especially an inconvenience to people that found themselves waiting for MONTHS/YEARS to receive there commissions cause of constant drama interfering with me being able to complete a project. It seemed no matter how I expressed to people that they needed to let me work and not interrupt me constantly that it made absolutely no difference in their behavior.
I have been on phone calls with clients and had them actually end the phone call cause all they could hear was yelling in the back ground while they were trying to discuss things with me on potential jobs.
And things had not been getting better. They were getting worse. I was ready to give up art and become a janitor.
In fact I was looking for a job when I came across a listing for a studio space that was super cheap! Most places wanted to charge the cost of renting a small apartment for what was 50 square feet of space with a desk and a few drawers for your crap. Oh and the promise of being able to show art at a art gallery. Maybe.
It was inconvenient to spend like 10 hours a day sitting in a coffee shop trying to justify being there by spending money on drinking coffee when you don't actually like it. Having people bumping your table and stuff and while you are trying to keep from spilling a bottle of ink and every time you need to go to the bathroom you gotta pack up your laptop just in case someone decides to mess with your stuff. Just to come back and find someone sitting at your table. GGGrrrrrr.....
So now my goal is to get moved in. I found a drawing table on craigslist for $15 bucks so I don't have to move to much crap out my house. I am working on a schedule so I can have regular office hours, as well. And hitting thrift stores for some cheap fold up tables and file cabinets.
I am very excited about the way things are turning out and with time I hope to make the space as comfortable as working at home but without the anger, yelling, frustration, and near homicide.