As a creative person, I need a defined space where I can experiment and explore my ideas without an audience.
The past few weeks I've struggled with finding time to be creative simply because my apartment layout is so open. That means, if someone is in the living or in the kitchen, I feel like I can’t zone out and make shit. This usually translates to me giving up, and instead being present for other people (which I love every moment of, especially when it involves my goofy fiancé) but I don’t get any deeply creative work accomplished until I’m home alone.
On one hand, a defined space to work on my art is a 'nice to have', but to complicate matters - I also work from home. And after 7 months of living together it’s become harder than ever to establish separation between work and play.
This week I decided to finally make an investment and put up a room divider to establish a defined space for working. Brandon and I went thrifting and found a few bits and bobs for my desk so I could organize my things a bit better. (Previously I had a ton of papers in an old amazon box, which worked but wasn't the easiest on the eyes)
Almost 10 years ago, I lived with my mom and didn’t have a room of my own. I decided to claim a little corner in the living room where I would hide away and read books. I put pillows in the corner, a little blanket and taped pictures and inspiring visuals for what I wanted to sketch. Although it was small and cozy, it was a place to call my own. And my creativity thrived with the assistance of some quality apple earphones :)
So whether you have a room, or a nook, take some time to carve out your space. Make it your own so you have a place to go to recenter your creative self.