Creative people need creative spaces. That much I’m sure. But working from home and juggling a balance betwen life, parenting, work and still having the creative energy necessary to create? That’s a balance that I’m finding harder nad harder to maintain.
I have a study. It’s a sun-room at the back of my house. But I don’t work there. It has a desk that is covered in unfolded washing and piles of fabric and boxes of old writing from years gone by. I don’t work there… I work here. On my rescued-from-the-side-of-the-road dining room table, surrounded by paintbrushes and water colours, magazines and books I intend to read (one day), wooden toys and chopping boards, crumbs and dust, inspiration and frustration.
I used to try to work in my study. But being home alone with a toddler means I need to work in the centre of my house. So I can balance short bursts of work in between pretending to be a dinosaur and having tea parties.
Where do you work? Have you found a creative life/space balance?