I’m no stranger to my creative practice changing over the years due to the demands of my kiddos (how dare they right?). When I decided to begin my artistic journey and start selling my work, Jeremy and I converted our third bedroom into my in-home studio. The room has a large sun filled window that is perfect for photos, and just creates that overall light and airy vibe. I loved it! I could shut the door, drown out the world (and my anxiety about IVF but that’s for another day) and paint. Fast forward two years and two babies later, we needed that third bedroom for a nursery for our sweet surprise baby, Sammy. I knew I needed an in-home studio space. I had gotten into such a good groove, painting during Emma's nap times and I really felt that I was in a GREAT place in my creative practice. My only other option was the basement. Albeit not the bright and airy room with perfect lighting that I was used to, the room we chose did not have carpet (perfect for my spills and messes) and had one tiny window. It is also large enough to double as an office for my husband which we also needed. An overall win! I created a lot of artwork in that room, flowing to my favorite crime junkie podcasts or alternative music but now that I have two babies that need attention and my schedule is CONSTANTLY changing with the littlest's sleep schedule, I find my needs changing yet again. There is a real urge to be close yet in our same space so I have officially set up my studio space in our kitchen until further notice. I enjoy the sightlines. I am able to have my supplies set up while the babes play in the living room. I can even wheel in there if need be. I have an aversion to clutter so is it an eyesore for me? Yes. But do I absolutely love living with my artwork ? Yes. My artist friends will understand that when you walk into your studio space seeing everything that you’ve created, it’s like you’re being greeted by friends. Sometimes I would go down to the basement and just SIT as part of my practice. Now, they all sit on my window ledge to dry. I know what you're thinking. Lindsey, you have a toddler. Doesn't she get into everything. Yes, she absolutely does, but the great thing is after a couple days of my brushes and paints constantly being out, the novelty wore off. She only tries to steal a brush occasionally. I have gone through more paper than normal, however but that's fine! For such a long time, having studio babies were just a dream and getting to create around them has been just that, a DREAM come true.