I am starting my study of places of the imagination with locations in and of the SKY! One of the first places I thought about is Laputa from Miyazaki's animated classic Castle in the Sky, one of my favorite movies. I love the adventure of the main characters on their search for Laputa and all the magical things they learn along the way and the friends they make. It is really a gorgeous movie, and full of cool steampunky vehicles and strange nature robot technology.
One of the first steps in my own skyward journey is moving into a little space upstairs. Ok, it's not a castle in the sky... but it's a little studio spot in a window overlooking the sky! There have been changes in my house that have shifted all the studio spaces, including my purchase of a huge living room sofa that I have vowed not to work with messy things on. My brother has moved a lot of things out and cleaned up the basement and upstairs areas, which gives me new places to set up and work. I have a room that is very cluttered with art stuff, and it is a little overwhelming to see it, so I need to get that organized. I would like to be able to do some claywork in that room, as well as other more messy multi-media crafts. I hope to move and set up my beading studio upstairs, as I don't really bead as much as I would like, and I might be able to keep that sort of organized. It's a little emotional to move up into my ex-husband's old studio space. All the years I have lived in this house, this space has not been "mine" so it is a little challenging, but I am up for the work it will take to get it done!
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.