When I work on a commissioned project and have a deadline in sight. I love being able to work with so many different kinds of projects and customers. Beyond that, I have a bucket list of things I want to do as an artist, which is both a blessing and a curse. It definitely brings me forward in my work, but sometimes it makes me go insane, too.
Where does your desire to create come from?
It is my call and my meditation in life. I have no idea what else I would do?
What are your solutions to uninspired days?
Work! Or skip working altogether, and instead spend my day on the beach, swimming and sunbathing. Or go for a coffee with an inspiring friend. Better yet - when that coffee becomes a glass or two of something sparkling.
What are your ideal working surroundings?
Spacious spaces! I can never have too much space around me when I work, and it has to be tidy as well. When I work from home, I have to start the day by cleaning up all the toys and clothes that my children leave around the house, before I can do anything else. An art-related mess doesn’t bother me at all, but dishes, bills, hoovering and unmade beds have to be done before I can go into work mode.
Then I want a large cup of coffee, turn on the radio, a podcast or some music. Although I enjoy having people around me when I work, I also try to incorporate some hours by myself every day, where I can work in silence, all focused on my practice.