A Glimpse Inside The Fortress Of Solitude (or, The Chocolate Factory, Depending On The Day)

The Coppervale Studio, being an old renovated church, is a very large creative space. Part of my overall goal was to have a place to work where you could, if stuck, pick up your project, move twenty feet in any direction, and end up in a completely new creative environment.

At night, I like to write in the big lecture hall, while a U2 concert is projected in front of me on a ten-foot screen; during monsoon season, I like to work on the second-story performance stage, because I can watch the storms roll in from a hundred miles away.

Still, the majority of my work is done in my private office, which was a library when I was a kid, and earlier than that, was the upper half of the original chapel.

It’s a nice space. It suits me. And as it has been recently cleaned in preparation for some new Necessary Mischief, I wanted to share it with all of you.

This is the view as you enter from the hallway:

And my art area:

My writing area, and project reference shelves:

The reading area:

And the new projects/design area.

You don’t HAVE to work in a creative space to do creative work… but it certainly HELPS.  😉


A Glimpse Inside The Fortress Of Solitude (or, The Chocolate Factory, Depending On The Day) — 6 Comments

  1. It IS tidy! Not even the stuff on the table is mussed! Wow.

    And a new set of blank pages for art! Oooooo! Is that for book seven or book six? (Actually, I’d be shocked if you didn’t have the book six ones done.)

  2. That looks awesome. Much cleaner than the last pictures you posted from there. Much creativity must be getting ready to start. 😉

  3. No Sarah, look closer… That tease COVERED over the art hanging with blank sheets!

    And, Captain… Can I just come, sit down in the middle of the floor and while hammering out mine own treatices, turn once in a while(read: every few hours or so…) so that when I glance up the view has drastically, and fabulously changed…? 😉

  4. You’re so right, Vicky! I didn’t notice that the first time around (My monitor is two feet from my nose, so little details – even on a 20″ monitor – sometimes get missed.)

    He is a meanie!