adoring – goodbye, studio

Today I am going though the last stages of preparing to move my studio furniture to store at my parent’s place. I am very lucky to have my brother helping me, however his hunting schedule means I have to move my furniture over a month before I actually move myself out of the studio. So I am facing the prospect of staying in a nearly-empty 900 square foot studio for over a month, and it means that this is the end of my working studio as I’ve known it for the past four years.

I owe so much of this studio to my ex – it was really his vision and his skills that made it happen. The 6×4 cutting table with the shelving underneath, the refinished steel desk, the light box, the hardwood veneer floor, were all his contributions. I was incredibly lucky to have such a versatile, well-appointed space in the earliest stages of my career. So much gratitude, Ray, thank you.

Everything else I acquired gradually as I slowly built my career and made enough to invest in the business – the serger, the iMac, the chair, the iron, the file cabinet. Having the tools and the space readily available made it so much easier to be creative, to show a sense of commitment and professionalism to clients, and really, to feel like a real working fashion illustrator. Having a great space to do work in makes doing work fun, makes it even easier to love what I do.

Goodbye, studio. I will miss this.

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11 thoughts on “adoring – goodbye, studio”

  1. It’s been a beautiful space for you to live, learn, and grow in and it’s served you so well. I can only imagine what incredible place you’re going to have as you begin the new chapter of your life.

  2. I’m am sure you will find something lovely in London , even if it is small to start, it will grow as you do!!!!!!! Xoxoxo

  3. Thank you for sharing this. I’m sorry I never saw your studio up close, but I really get a sense of it’s function from the picture. I’m looking forward to your posts once you are in London. If you are here for another month I hope I see you before you leave. xo

  4. Hello Danielle,
    I lived in Toronto in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I had Yin-Yang leathers on Spadina Rd. in Yorkville. It may all have changed since then but I also had a leather shop in Kennsington Market. I designed, sewed and did custom long fringe coats and clothing. We had a camp in Parham, Ont. Your winter visit to your folks in Ont. brought back all these memories. Now I draw and publish paper dolls and of course I found you on Pinterest right away. You are terrific! Dance and spin and sing out loud in your month long empty studio!Happy Year of the Tiger, Tiger, keep roaring.

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