Many of us can relate to life challenges that may cause us to uproot for a season, or even permanently. Goodness knows I have experienced these circumstances more times than I care to mention. However, with every trial, we can find a blessing with the right perspective.
Here are my tips for the Gypsy Art Life.
As I find myself once again packing up and needing to relocate for a season, I am thankful for my previous challenges that have given me some nomadic gypsy-like skills. I have learned that we don't have to leave our art passions behind during the trials and travels, but with some creative storage solutions and streamlining, we can create a "studio-to-go" and perhaps even learn something new artistically.
Advantages of the Gypsy Art Life:
Lightening your load. Moving is the best clutter buster, and forces us to pinpoint the essentials of what we need artistically. Often when we return, or find a more permanent space, we learn that we didn't need as much as we thought we did previously.
Seeing with fresh eyes. Shuffling things around can often give us a new perspective. When we are forced to consolidate our studios and pack up essentials, it's much like shuffling the letters in a word scramble, revealing new combinations we didn't notice before.
Finding better ways. Moving gives you an organizing do over. The results can be improved systems that didn’t work so well before, or finding more efficient spaces for supplies.
So don't fret the gypsy art life.... Trust me, your art studio space gets better every time you move.
Here are some photos of the things in my studio that I will be packing in my car soon. Because the duration of my trip is unpredictable (could be a few weeks to a few months), I am taking more than I would if it were just a week's vacation. Because I hope to stay "in business" so-to-speak with my art business, I am also taking my computer and other business essentials.
Hope this gave you some creative ideas for your own artistic gypsy travels. As always, HAPPY PAINTING!
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