Open Studio on May 12th

Canoe Open Studio May 12 2013 We're opening our studio on Sunday, May 12th from 11-5pm and hope you can make it out for a visit! Our studio is located in east Austin, part of the Canopy studio spaces at 916 Springdale Rd, building 1, studio 104. The entire building will be open for visitors, so come check out all the beautiful work happening at Canopy. There will be food, drinks, and music, along with the Art of the Pot show happening in Keith Kreeger's studio space.

Reaching Goals

Canoe studio space at Canopy This week I made an important goal of mine a reality--I signed on a glorious 300 square foot studio space. Starting in February, I will be running Canoe in east Austin at Canopy, a new creative space with artist studios and galleries. Canopy is run by Big Medium, a gallery and non-profit organization in Austin that also runs the EAST and WEST studio tours.

This is the first time since graduate school that I will have a studio space separate from my living space. Might not sound like much, but that separation will change my day-to-day life in more ways than I can anticipate. In good ways, and probably some not-so-good ways, too, but it's long overdue. Canoe has outgrown the space I currently have and it's taken a while to find just the right studio. I am a bit picky about my work environment (shocker).

I'm working on the layout of the space now and trying to figure out the most efficient way to use my wealth of square footage and take advantage of my lone window. Researching creative spaces is a pretty fun way to kill time on the internet; check out this great post by Chloe for some ideas. How do you lay out your space? What do you wish you had room for in your studio? Any advice on maximizing a single window?