Reaching Goals

Canoe studio space at Canopy

This week I made an important goal of mine a reality–I signed on a glorious 300 square foot studio space. Starting in February, I will be running Canoe in east Austin at Canopy, a new creative space with artist studios and galleries. Canopy is run by Big Medium, a gallery and non-profit organization in Austin that also runs the EAST and WEST studio tours.

This is the first time since graduate school that I will have a studio space separate from my living space. Might not sound like much, but that separation will change my day-to-day life in more ways than I can anticipate. In good ways, and probably some not-so-good ways, too, but it’s long overdue. Canoe has outgrown the space I currently have and it’s taken a while to find just the right studio. I am a bit picky about my work environment (shocker).

Phillip Lim's studio

I’m working on the layout of the space now and trying to figure out the most efficient way to use my wealth of square footage and take advantage of my lone window. Researching creative spaces is a pretty fun way to kill time on the internet; check out this great post by Chloe for some ideas. How do you lay out your space? What do you wish you had room for in your studio? Any advice on maximizing a single window?

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