My home is My Castle
Yes, my home is my castle. But it’s also true that my studio is my castle.
For me no traveltime or traffic jam, nor frozen car windows in winter. No, my studio is reachable in just 5 steps, it’s in the back of our house. I have a spacious place with a big handmade table – very comfortable and with several places to work on. Because of that, I be here more than only the working hours. The place itself gives me inspiration and new ideas.
The studio has a window with a view (and good light..) and a lot of shelves on the wall to store my work, stock and supplies.
One of the things I make on the table are Calligrams. They need a steady surface. If I want to work on bigger, or three-dimensional work, I have enough space around. I put some music on, and work can start!
Working with daylight
This part of the island is notorious for the wind that always blows.
On days when there’s less wind, I like to work outside, in the most beautiful light there is: daylight. Really, nothing compares to daylight!
At the frontside of our house is space enough for my easel and it’s a pleasure to work there. Its a quiet, with clear and ‘cool’ daylight from the north and in the shelter of a Ficus Benjamina at the opposite of our garden. It is a big tree where lots of little birds find their home and sing their song. I love it!