My art studio is positioned just off the kitchen, and the kitchen is part of open living space.

When our daughter was little, it was a fantastic location for an art studio, primarily because I was home with her from Monday through Thursday by myself.

Day after day no matter what I say the doors swing open with a comment, question or demand with little regard for my privacy when I’m working.

Funny how after being in this studio for 13 years it only dawned on me this week to blocked the door off to the kitchen and asked at my family come around to the outside door if they need me.

It’s been two days now, but the energy shift is AMAZING. Though it’s still a bit awkward for everyone, creating this boundary will be essential to the quality of my work.



About the Author Ruth Chase

My work documents the human spirit and the powerful insights that allow people to find a sense of belonging within their community. The public plays a vital role in the outcome of my work, taking a journey with me that can last up to two years. I produce multi-media installations that include paintings, audio, social media, slideshows, video, and social engagement. Self-aware subjects with strong belief systems fascinate me and draw me in.