My studio is located in the guest room of our apartment and I spend many happy hours at this little desk. I love that it looks out to the large grassy/wooded area behind our apartment and that the sunlight fills the room in the mornings – the time of day when I’m usually working on jewelry. I enjoy working from home, and even though it is only a side business at the moment, I can’t until I am able to support myself part-time!
I do miss the company of other people when I am working though and I dream of the day when I can move my studio into a shop or gallery run by artists. This craving has been satisfied for the time being, however. Just a few weeks ago I began working at River to Sea Gallery inside Chandler’s Wharf in downtown Wilmington. My jewelry has been in the shop for over a year now and I am ecstatic to be working there part-time.
During the slow season when customers are few and far between, I work on my jewelry to the hum of the bustling old building. From inside the gallery, I can hear other artists at work, a fountain bubbling away in the atrium, creaks in the old ceiling from the offices above, the quiet echo of a relaxing playlist, and the occasional (and contagious) laugh of a certain artisan. Needless to say, I couldn’t be happier to be spending time in this charming building.