Creative Escape: Abby Kasonik's Backyard Art Studio

Southern Living

I don't know of any creative type who wouldn't kill (ok, pine) for an expansive place to devote to artistic endeavors. Throw in soaring ceilings, beautiful views, and an impossibly sweet commute, and we're moving dangerously close to criminal envy.

The simple structure of the schoolhouse style studio and Abby Kasonik's use of salvaged materials within make the new structure blend into its charming Charlottesville surroundings. However, what I found most interesting about Southern Living's article on the Charlottesville studio was the influence the switch of workplace had on Abby Kasonik's art. After moving from her old, dark basement studio to the enviably light and bright backyard studio, she found her actual art becoming more colorful. The change makes sense of course, but still, hearing that connection made reminded me to think about the affect of environment on creative output.

Check out Abby's full studio: Southern Living

For more inspiration, Apartment Therapy's archives are packed with examples of creative people who have devoted parts of their homes or yards to havens for artistic production.

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Robin's Gorgeously Green Artist Barn
Jeff's Garage to Art Studio Conversion

(Images: Helen Norman for Southern Living)