For me, the words "artist's studio", are filled with all the glamour and romance which I wouldn't readily attach to myself.
And yet, in this space I seem to be inhabiting a fairytale existence which embraces me every time I cross over the threshold. I do not want this fantasy to dissipate, so I take time to absorb the magic and allow myself to feel like the kind of artist who would naturally reside here.
As well as all the creative accoutrements you would expect to find in such a place, there are several other necessary additions which I find facilitate the artistic muse:
Radio- always tuned for BBC Radio 4
CD player- assorted music: Opera for drama and tears
Folk for the soul and for sighs
Anything for dancing
Huggable mug for tea or coffee depending on the hour
Chair for contemplation and the need to sit back and survey both inside and out
Books, any books for reading or for dreaming
With all this gloriously in place, I am in my own fairy story.