Welcome to the creative world of Jennifer Lambein!

I'm in love with the idea of expressing myself to the world through my art and the written word.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

How much does environment play in the success of an artist?

Lynne Perrella

As an artist, I believe there's a necessary recipe of things that need to meld together to accomplish the perfect dish of inspiration/passion/creativity. Having said that, it doesn't mean I'm not consistently passionate about wanting to creating art...However, having said that...I have days where creation spills out of me like water from a faucet...and days where it's dried up like the desert. I've never gotten to the point where I have a dream studio space. I've had better, I've had worse. Right now, it's in between. In fact, the name "Studio Petite" originated from this very issue! It's true that when someone really wants to succeed at something, they'll find a way. I have found that the best of my knowledge/abilities. This blog may sound like I'm wining or making excuses...Definitely not my intention. Though, my goal is to succeed largely enough at what I'm doing, to have EVEN more freedom, space, etc. to spread my artistic wings. For example...I currently work in watercolor, Photoshop, and mixed media. I've always wanted to get into oil painting, or paint on larger canvases...Not going to currently happen. So, my question is...How much do you feel your surroundings push you one way or the other when it comes to happily expressing yourself?

Here are some studios that inspire: Eric Fischl's art studio. 

Atelier Cezanne. Lauves Studio. The Brain by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects. LA Kelly's Retro Loft. 

Amadea Bailey


  1. Oh my space has to be completely organized before I can create anything! I love order and then I can create with reckless abandon!

  2. I agree! A cluttered studio space blocks my creative flow!!