Friday, April 17, 2009

Out of the old, into the new

Well, it was a bittersweet goodbye. This week I moved out of my lovely large studio:

…into a lovely new one that's about half the size:

I'm still in the same building, however I'm on a different floor now. It only has one window as opposed to four in my previous space, but it is A LOT cheaper. Dave and I are trying to save as much money as possible right now, and I know this sacrifice will help us out financially. It was either downsize or get a studio mate and in the end I decided that I really didn't want to share my space with anyone else, I love working alone!

I'm really pleased with the new space. I was able to fit everything in (amazingly!) Despite having less natural light, it does have better overhead lighting, a ceiling fan (hooray) and because it faces a different direction in the building the afternoon sun will not be beating down directly in my face in the spring/summer months. I'm glad to be staying in the same building because it's VERY safe and secure, and only 5 blocks from my apartment - can't beat that commute.

Downsizing has helped me to shed some unnecessary stuff I had been accumulating and luckily I'm a very organized person so the narrowness of this new space wasn't really an issue for me. Off to go put it to good use now!


Dawn Alice Rogers said...

It looks nice! Wonderful light.

flyingbeader said...

I think it looks great & the best part is that you really didn't have to share. I think everyone is looking at downsizing with this economy. I've had to say no to a couple conferences. But it doesn't stop me from creating.


Margaux Lange said...

Thanks! Indeed, the light is nice in there Dawn.

dot, you're so right: the important part is to keep creating for sure!