My studio is in my kitchen which overlooks the South River. While it might be nice to have a separate studio space like many artists, my whole home is committed to the development of my art. The main reason for my home studio, though, is that I like to be around my animal companions. When not at home with my rescue cats and rabbit, I am with my lovely horses. My rides in the woods often provide me with inspiration, although the horses themselves inspire me. I like urban life, but my animals would not. Besides, I like life on the river.
Below is a collection of images of the views and the animals that keep me happy. What is nice about my studio, is it functions as a den, and I can also have my friends visit me while I work, too. I tend to be reclusive, but I have to remember no one is an island, even if that island is populated with animals. I try to make space for my friends and family. The image of the crazed artist alone in her studio who never goes out doesn't appeal to me. . . even if I might sometimes resemble that stereotype.
These are just snapshots from my life. Nothing momentous. Just a little bit about what makes me happy. When I am happy is when I am most creative.
Atticus who goes for walks to the pier with me
The late, great Clovis. A wonderful companion and forever missed.
Clovis hiding in my paper
Clovis hugging Cinders
Clovis with best friend Franklin
Backyard view to the right, early fall
Inspiring view at the farm
Sunsets through trees captivate me
I love the sky
So many different colors
Sioux's blue eye
Pretty views at the farm
My helper not being helpful
Cats on easels. . . not horrible, but probably not good
Molière being adorable
Sometimes he lets me sit in my chair
Molière likes to be involved
I'm grateful for this little guy after losing Clovis. Apparently my studio needs an orange cat.
Early works were inspired while staying in a cottage in Kitty Hawk in February
A mess of paper under the easel
My heart. My Pie.
Pie sporting his Lucky Horse halter
Pie and Sioux after moving to the new farm.
This farm is inspiring me very much.
Backyard on a rainy day. View to the left of the big tree.
Backyard on a rainy day. View the right of the big tree.
The farms across the road on the way to the trails
Sioux is a good girl and always comes to me
At the farm
Sunset at the gate to the farm
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One of the feral kittens adopted from the previous farm -Sammy
Pie wearing an early prototype to his fabric, bitless bridle
My beautiful girl, Sioux
My sweet girl, Sioux
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Ready for a ride
A few sketchbooks
A few more sketch books
The terror of the house, Super M
"Were you sitting here?"
Super M on top of my easel
There really is a cat there, just her head
Super M in my papers
Backyard view early fall
Atticus and Sammy
Vines on a trail ride
Molière at 10 months
I love this marsh
The marsh after snow
Unlike some people, I like rainy days
Yes, it is true, I bought Molière a hand made beret.
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