IN THE STUDIO : getting back to work

A view of Stella Untalan's studio January 3016

It's been weeks since I spent time in my studio.

But today I got some time to be there. Be there. I began by lighting a candle and incense. Then I walked around my worktable and slowly began to select tools that would be used and those that would be put away. I hung unfinished pieces on the walls to revisit at another time. I circled my worktable until the area was ready for me to make drawings.

I had selected my pens, my ink, my substrate.

I trimmed the Yupo to a size that felt comfortable to make a series of measurement drawings. I pulled my stool up to the table and dipped my pen.

This is what my studio looked like when I was ready to draw.