Moving my studio out of the main living area of my home has been taking up more and more of my thoughts recently. I have been dreaming for years of living in a little cottage with a separate little building in the yard for my studio. I would love to be able to paint in there as well, but I'm happy to just have Manic Trout set up...and that does not require all that much space. One of the main reasons I want to separate is that I do not want to have interns and customers in my home if I don't live alone. I've actually been saying for years that if I ever co-habitat again, that its not fair to have my work space where we live...to them. I also would really like to be able to "go to work" and enter a different building. Not having a day job means that I have to try REALLY hard to not work ALL OF THE TIME.
I have 5 months to figure out how to do this. When I first got an apartment, I basically went with a 6 month lease in the biggest one bedroom I could find in all of Austin (it's in a complex, yuck). But I have options with a house! They are for the most part, pretty little in the city...and affordable, you have to know where you want to live though and drive around the neighborhood. I have the time, I have the area...now I just need a little building...or a plan on building one...with an AC. The beauty of the south is that you don't need heat...however without at least a window unit ac, I would die. No, for real. As you can see...there are so many thoughts, just swirling around in there!