The Home as Studio

The photo below of John Lennon and Yoko Ono quietly writing together in a communal space got me thinking about transitional rooms that provide a haven for creative pursuits.  When designing my own home, it is my goal that almost every room be at the ready for a painting project, journal entry, quiet reading or some other creative endeavour.  I love when rooms call out for creative play and thoughtful art. 


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Making Art

"The work of art which I do not make,
none other will ever make." - Simone Veil

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Matisse in his studio.

Monet's studio

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Pollock in his studio.

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Picasso in his studio.



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The following is a clip from Milwaukee Repertory Theater's recent production of "My Name is Asher Lev" by Aaron Posner.  This scene encapsulates the theme of the play which is about what it means to make art and to be an artist. The scene is played by actors Jonathan Bock and Daniel Cantor. Enjoy!

Boho Bedroom

I have a theory that the bedroom might be the cradle of civilization.  What are you ranting about, Sarah?  Yes - the cradle of civilization!  Follow me here...  Where do people start their embryonic journey?  Usually in the wombs of their mothers, who happen to be in a bed.  Where do dreams and thoughts first germinate?  Usually in the early hours of morning while asleep or lying in bed. I'm also thinking of all the artists over the centuries who have use their bedrooms to create their art - the easel in the corner the manuscript on the side table.  Some of my favorite writers (Edith Wharton, Colette, Proust and James Joyce) wrote exclusively in their beds. So you can see that according to my theory the cradle of civilization which mainly includes people, thoughts and art, all stem from the bedroom.  Do you think I have a case?


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