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My 5 Workspaces Over the Years

Studio spaces and work spaces are just about the nicest place to be... especially when it's your own. Ever since moving into my own place about 5ish years ago, I've revelled in decorating and putting together creative spaces for my work. Scraps of inspiration all over the walls, countless pots and jars of countless pens, pencils, and god knows what else. I've lived in four houses in Norwich so far, and in each one I've loved my little creative spaces, and I've loved how they've evolved over the years.

Here's five of them, from first to latest:

2009

 I made this little labeled photo collage for my *deep breath* DeviantArt back when I lived with my parents and was studying to get into a Foundation course pre-university. Back when DeviantArt was fun and TVs were massive.  

I made this little labeled photo collage for my *deep breath* DeviantArt back when I lived with my parents and was studying to get into a Foundation course pre-university. Back when DeviantArt was fun and TVs were massive.
 

2009 - 2010

 My work station during my time at sixth form in school. Our art teacher said we could put up pictures at our desks. That soon evolved into 'completely destroy the wall' with myself and the hand full of other students who actually stuck with art. I loved the hell out of this wall.  

My work station during my time at sixth form in school. Our art teacher said we could put up pictures at our desks. That soon evolved into 'completely destroy the wall' with myself and the hand full of other students who actually stuck with art. I loved the hell out of this wall.
 

2011 - 2012

 My first desk space away from home. This was my first house in Norwich when I moved here to study at NUA. The coldest house in the whole damn city... This little space was in my surprisingly massive bedroom which filled up pretty quick. I'm not one for minimalism.  

My first desk space away from home. This was my first house in Norwich when I moved here to study at NUA. The coldest house in the whole damn city... This little space was in my surprisingly massive bedroom which filled up pretty quick. I'm not one for minimalism.
 

2013

 From the coldest house in Norwich to, quite possibly, the coolest house in Norwich. This place was amazing and it was also the first house I've had where I had a separate study space to my bedroom.   I never got a photo of my third Norwich house workspace, so straight on to the current one...

From the coldest house in Norwich to, quite possibly, the coolest house in Norwich. This place was amazing and it was also the first house I've had where I had a separate study space to my bedroom. 

I never got a photo of my third Norwich house workspace, so straight on to the current one...

2016 - Present

 My current workspace where I'm sitting as I write this. The first separate room workspace that I haven't had to share and I utterly love it. Its messy, it's cluttered, the same trooper of a cork board is fighting the good fight, and I could spend all day in it.   Having a comfy, productive, and personal studio space has always been a dream of mine, and with each one I go through I get closer and closer to the goal of a big, open, creative space all to myself. 

My current workspace where I'm sitting as I write this. The first separate room workspace that I haven't had to share and I utterly love it. Its messy, it's cluttered, the same trooper of a cork board is fighting the good fight, and I could spend all day in it. 

Having a comfy, productive, and personal studio space has always been a dream of mine, and with each one I go through I get closer and closer to the goal of a big, open, creative space all to myself.