The first conversation I ever had with Stephen (my husband) was asking for advice on which art school to go to. I never forgot what he said and still believe it to be true. He said, "move someplace that you find inspiring".
Sooo true, right?!
I find studios and art supplies that are interesting, full of history, and beautiful have a major impact on my inspiration for art-making. Here's some that fill me with ideas.
Below is the studio of stone carver, Ted Strandt.
"The objects around you should help you become what you intend to be."
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly Creativity Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. Harper Perennial, 1996. pg. 146
Below is the storage rack in the studio of neon artist, Jacob Fishman.