1. What’s the room and who uses it?
The room is for my very own, I switch between calling it my office/studio/headquarters. I like the term head quarters, it denotes a lot of thinking and planning activities.
2. What do you do for a crust?
I am an artist and art teacher! I teach senior secondary students and adults art and illustration at the Northern College of Arts and Technology in Preston.
3. What goes on in the room?
Since I packed down my painting studio into this room last year, I have been mainly plotting and planning art and writing essays to finish a Master of Teaching degree. I finished my last easy recently on Developing Courage for Creativity in students, so now it’s back to planning and painting. I have two glitter painting shows on this month!
4. Favourite piece in the room and why?
My mid century floating desktop desk! I got it at a garage sale and my Dad sanded and polished it for me. It’s now covered with coffee mug stains again. I feel great when I sit at it to work.
5. Anything on your wish list that you would love to add to the space?
Plan drawers! I have too much art under my bed and in folders at the moment.
6. Describe the room in three words
Compact, organised, fun.
7. Why do you love this room?
Something about the combination of deep purple carpet, lemon yellow walls and a built in wardrobe that works really well for me, also the window is really cute and it’s right off the kitchen, so it’s in the heart of our creative house.
8. What’s one lovely memory you have whilst being in the room?
Any of the moments I have on my own in there making art or playing with collage and ideas in my sketchbooks. They are the best times.