I love the term maker. Because in my mind it literally means someone who makes stuff and that’s what I do. I make music, poetry, non-fiction pieces, visual art, delicious food and simple furniture. Right now, I am learning how to make clothes and I absolutely love it.
We’ve been living in our new home for about nine months now. At one point, I had my office and art space in the same space. What I found was that I did more “office” work than art work in here and that just didn’t work for me. Now that I have moved my office to another room, when I am in this space, my creative space, I am here to make.
It is not lost on me that this is a privilege, but it is a very hard earned one. I remember the days when I would dream of having a space besides the kitchen corner of our small apartment where I made a LOT of stuff. And that day came and I am grateful for this space yet I know one day, I too will outgrow this space and need more. But for now, this is where this mama makes.
What about you? Where do you create/fund spaces to create your art?