As a creative, one of my favorite things in the world is to step into the creative space of another. I love when an artist shares their space, how they use it, a peek into their favorite tools and even what they are currently working on. I hope you will join me for the brand new An Artist Studio series! Each month a different artist will welcome us into their space!
I hope it will encourage you to cherish your own creating space. I started on the kitchen table, built our business in an unfinished basement, filmed our first courses in a transformed dinning room, create now in a big space and know that I will find a creative space no matter where we go next. The space you have is perfect if you are showing up and creating in it!
This month we have been welcomed into the studio of Diane Reeves.
Let’s start with my guilty pleasures: I love books about decorating (my husband would say I like decorating with books about decorating), I basically collect interior design magazines, and I swoon over beautifully written and illustrated children’s books. I find myself most inspired by architecture both grand and modest, nature both soft and severe (I have a rock and stick collection I think of as little divine sculptures), and the places I’ve lived for the stories they hold. Someone said once that “Beauty is my food” and that could be my mantra.
I have five children, from 18 years old to 3 year old, and I’m married to a charming and creative entrepreneur and writer (who wrote the “charming” and “creative” part of that sentence and insists on the Oxford Comma).
I grew up mostly in Texas, where I learned to do things my own way, spent a few years in St. Louis, a city I thank for teaching me to love cities, and with my family I currently live in Pueblo, CO where I love the seasons and I’m finding I love the high-desert.
I’m an ISFP (I know, so 90’s), but on my list is to discover my enneagram, so I can get caught up with the 2000’s. I’m a painter and and I recently finished an interior design program (recognizing now I shouldn’t have changed my major from Interior Design in college).” I think grocery shopping must be the worst thing ever, not counting moving cross-country or putting the groceries away. I hope, maybe more than anything else, to travel more in the future.
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