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I love that it is completely white with a wooden floor and this gives it the feeling of a white canvas. It is almost a perfect square where I can move things around easily and adjust it to my needs.
Tell us about your space
My studio was supposed to be the guest room in my flat, but I slowly turned it into my work space. It measures around 11 sq metres, quite small but I make sure to make the best use of every inch. Here I paint, I teach private classes and small workshops, take photos and videos for my website and social media, prepare orders and practice yoga and meditation.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I paint very colourful watercolours that I hang around until I sell them or start a new collection. My plants have a very special place in the window next to numerous objects that I consider sacred. I also smudge my space with palo santo every morning and constantly bring fresh flowers into the space.
How do you keep organized?
I have many drawers and all of them have a specific purposes, one where I only store my watercolours, inks and acrylics, another for paper and supplies. Every piece of furniture has a reason to be, I don't buy anything at random.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
The first rule is to buy mindfully, don't get more supplies than you need. And as I mentioned previously, get furniture carefully thinking about your specific needs.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
The walls in my studio are completely covered by my paintings, wall stickers and current projects. I do this because it is an easy way to explain to my students my techniques and what can be achieved through them. My favourite possessions are my plants, followed closely by my brushes.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I take lots of photos all the time and sometimes I write a word or phrase if I see or think of something that I might use for a painting. I often use my iPad for this.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I go out for long walks in the forest or I go 'shopping without shopping', meaning I visit shops I love purely with the intention of seeing trends, colours and designs.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
I would make it bigger so I can teach my workshops without the need to transform it each time. It would be amazing to have a green area with lots of plants and finally, a big sink to wash my brushes and palettes.
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