the studio is out back behind the house, a handful of steps away. i converted the half finished three bay garage into a studio in 2006 with the help of many friends. there is still work left to be done, mostly finished work and a few "amenities", but it is good space as it is. the studio is filled at the moment with works in progress, finished work, lumber, and a variety of detritus my work space tends to accumulate. sometimes it is necessary to thread the space gingerly to avoid a variety of obstacles. sometimes the distance from house to studio seems far, especially in the winter when it would be easy just to sit and read, but once in the studio, the work begins, energy builds, till four or five hours have past, and exhausted for real, walk the few short steps back to the house, perhaps pause and scan the night sky before climbing the stairs to bed.