In an effort to improve the quality of my creating space, I moved my home studio from the cold, dark dungeon-like basement to what was previously known as the guest room. Guests now enjoy an entire floor to themselves (aka the cold, dark dungeon-like basement, lucky you), while I get a warm, bright happy room with a door and a south facing window. This switch took about a week, many hundreds of thousands of stairs (okay, maybe not quite that many), and one blizzard to complete. It instantly improved my productivity, and I find myself wandering into the upstairs studio during non-painting hours with ideas to be written down, scraps of inspiration for filing, and an indulgent desire to check on my latest creation. I really like my new studio.