studio area - the tray table
After two weeks of travel and too many hours scribbling in the seat of a plane, I'm relieved to stretch out in my home studio 'area' and I'm calling my chiropractor.
My home studio 'area' is half of the living room, the bright half next to four tall windows. I'll post a photo sometime.
I call it an 'area' because it's just that. It's not an entire room. It's an area. An area for the storing of art supplies and the making of art. An area that is encouraged to remain within the area boundaries and not spill art supplies and pencil shavings willy nilly.
A regularly ridiculous travel schedule means that enjoying the studio area at home can be the exception. Absence, heart fonder, shiny art supplies, how many pencils does one person need and a lovely rug that must not yet be ruined—hence the 'area' and the boundaries.
After years of travel I've learned to adapt my studio area to wherever I land or while in transit. With such a small studio area like the in-flight tray table one must be creative and have ambidextrous tendencies. Organize by stacking and layering supplies. Plan for turbulence by placing pencils and similar where they can't easily roll into the cramped floor space. Keep a lid on tasty beverages to avoid dipping in with a brush full of paint. It happens.
Until the tray table must be in the upright and locked position, happy scribbling!