If you have a terrific workspace, show it off! I love the photographs of Shirley Williams’ studio on her Web site.
Sharing your workspace connects you with your community on a deeper level by taking away some of the mystery. And taking away some of the mystery is okay. People love to be let in on a secret! We realized this when I worked in museums and we offered “Behind the Scenes” tours, when we led museum members into storage and office areas that they weren’t normally privy to. They even love seeing the shipping docks!
One more thing about the pics on Shirley’s site: they show her artwork in situ. Having great photos of individual pieces is one thing, but showing how they look within a space helps people to better visualize their scale and how they relate to furniture and architectural elements.
Incidentally, Shirley is joining me as one of the guests for smARTist Telesummit, which begins in less than two weeks. Shirley will be presenting a session on putting together a winning portfolio. Check it out.