Today I was starting a new drawing with my Indian ink, mid way through adding a new inky mark I looked at my 'studio space'. It's nothing special, just a drawing table in my room with curios all over it; a ball of string, postcards, paintings leaned against the wall by other artists. There was a postcard of a painting by Edvard Munch that my friend brought me back from a recent trip to Norway. I decided to take a photo as it was sat pride of place to send to her. I then thought that it would be lovely to engage with other creatives by asking them to share their studio spaces. Whether it's a huge loft or a lap tray with pencils and a piece of paper on.
Since finishing university I've found that making art can be very isolating when you don't have a shared studio. I used to relish going for tea with my classmates to discuss art and life every morning on my BA, on my MA there was no such ritual and I really missed that community spirit.
I tweeted my studio photo and created a more curated version for Instagram and felt a surge of excitement when a few people joined in! It felt so lovely to see their spaces of all shapes and sizes or even just to see their current work in progress.
I've decided to keep up the hashtag in the hope that more people will join in, every Sunday any time of day you can post a photo of your studio space, real or curated or a photo of what you're working on that Sunday ~ use the hashtag #mysundaystudio and if you want to tag me too so that I don't miss you I'm @claire_leanne88, you don't have to follow me or encourage others to follow me, this is about creating a community and encouraging discussion.