Upcoming book: A Place to Paint: Ditch the Critic

How to Ditch Your Inner Critic

What has been holding you back from setting aside studio space for yourself? If you are like me, you may have one or two of the following “inner critic” messages banging around in your head. If so, it’s time to ditch your inner critic. One way to do that is with a sound counter argument. Here are few to consider:

I’m not that good. You will never know how good you can be unless you commit to your calling. And rest assured, if there is a yearning inside you to create, then making art is your calling.

I only dabble on the weekends. Yes, maybe now you are working full-time, raising two kids, mowing the lawn, and visiting your sick mother in a nursing home a couple of times a week. Your creative dreams are what nurture your soul. With such a busy schedule, it is all the more reason to honor your inner artist with a space of its own.

Money is tight, much as I’d loved to, I’m not sure I can afford a studio. I commend you for sticking to a budget. Several of the artists I interviewed felt the same way. Keep reading and you’ll discover several creative ways to carve out and furnish a studio space with very little money.

I wish I had the space but we live in a small house (or apartment) and there is no room for an art studio. I can guarantee you there IS always a way to make a space just for you. Read on.

Gosh, I just don’t know where to begin. Yes you do, you bought this book! I promise to take you by the hand and walk you step-by-step through the planning, furnishing and organizing process until you have a studio you can be proud of.

Now that we have hopefully conquered the inner critic, let’s move on to the next challenge – finding a space for your art studio.