What time of day do you work and why? I mostly work at night. Night time is when I'm feeling either the most relaxed or the most anxious. Being creative when I'm relaxed makes me feel happy and accomplished. Being creative when I'm anxious helps me get out of my own head by focusing on an outside source that is not my anxiety.
Do you have any rituals or a certain way you like your work space? I like a clean open workspace, but I will work in any space (cars, airports, scary motels).
Can you describe the perfect setting for a productive studio/work day (music, set up, what you wear)? The perfect setting would be a house in the middle of the woods, with all my books, skulls and crystals surrounding me. Probably either a history documentary or Metallica blaring in the background. My dog would be there trying to get on top of what I am doing (as you know he is a 70lb. pit so this is no crazy feat). I would be wearing my not stylish but functional "REI" clothing.
*At Shakespeare and Company in Paris, Amanda picked up Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins and I picked up Haruki Murakami's South of the Border, West of the Sun. We read them on our trip and then traded. I'm still working on the Robbins book.
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