Dusty and I have become pretty smitten with this little town of Woodstock, GA. We are renting the house I grew up in from my parents. It's a pretty good arrangement for the time being. A constant mix of new experiences and nostalgic moments. We're dreaming of our next space. (What will it look like? Where will it be?!) But sometimes, in all that dreaming you can miss the good things that are right in front of you. One thing I love about this house is all the little nooks we have carved out for our art. We've converted the sun porch into a screen printing studio with a little work table for what ever projects we happen to be working on.
Growing up, my mom used the sun porch as our dining room for a while and then as her studio for jewelry making. I had a little desk in there too! She let me tape things to the window. It was a pretty magical space and I spent a lot of time writing and painting in there.
It has the most perfect light and looks out into the forest that surround the back of the house. It's really beautiful.
Dusty and I recently reorganized the space to make a little more room for screen printing. Originally it was our studio for everything, but recently we've been focusing more and more. Hard to do when you love so much. Dusty has such a knack for fixing things and understanding how things work. I feel like he could solve just about any puzzle. (Good candidate for a fixer upper, no!?)
The studio has a door leading to the wrap around deck. So many great moments have been shared back there. It's a great little place to grill out and chat. All of our parties seem to spill out to the deck, even in the winter when it's freezing cold.
Murphy is pretty fond of his "backyard" too. He hangs out, patrols and tends to bark at anything that moves.
We are excited to one day buy our first home together, but this one ain't too shabby. We have plenty of space for our art experiments, guests and parties. It's pretty incredible to think of how much has happened here in this house. It's really special and I'm thankful to be able to live here again as a grown up. What's your studio like?