Studio Mysteries

November 18, 2009

Movable… Something

Filed under: Being a Professional Artist — Anya Galkina - Studio Mysteries @ 11:16 pm

I strongly recommend avoiding life crises and extreme change to anyone who wants to do art. Crises, both personal and international, are a huge interference with regular art-making.

My journey to LA turned into a series of scary misadventures, forcing me to return to Canada in a hurry and under a lot of stress. Nevertheless, I am proud to say that I had this drawing up on the wall and got in front of it in no more than 72 hours after the flight. My cat and I are couch-surfing (or rather, guest-bedroom-surfing) in a kind friend’s home, but I refused to let this situation interrupt me any more than was absolutely necessary. Luckily, my friend was willing to share a dining nook with what I will loosely call a movable feast.

Sometimes the studio isn’t even a physical place. But it travels with you. So long as you are willing to cross the threshold, the threshold is wherever you are. It’s that simple.


  1. Wow, this is looking really good! Glad to see that you are working in spite of being in the middle of another move. BTW, hug that cat for me!

    Comment by sheilathornton — November 20, 2009 @ 12:26 am

  2. Done!

    Comment by Anya Galkina - Studio Mysteries — November 21, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

  3. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, but this is pure hardcore!

    Comment by InkSplodge! — November 30, 2009 @ 9:14 am

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