I just began renting a studio space, and started moving in today. It feels so good, so right, to be moving forward. To have a space. It's on the third floor, in a kind of renovated attic space, which means it's secluded, cozy. There's a narrow stair going up to it which could potentially be a problem with larger art, but it's not a problem right now. As I was walking up the stairs (for the first time of many today), beautiful natural light came down the stair case, and I knew this was going to be my sanctuary, my place of peace. It's what I need to create art. It needs to be a place just for art. People kept trying to convince me to set up a place in my house or something. I know everyone just wants me to save money, but I need this. It's like a sanctuary. I told one of my managers about the news and he told me I have to make sure to get in there, to make time. I know I will. It's already torture to stay away. [gallery]