Thanks to the lovely peeps at frankie magazine I have two copies of the second volume of SPACES
to giveaway! Want to win? Leave a comment below and tell me about your own favourite creative space. Two winners will be drawn at random and announced next Friday. Good luck!
Below are few beautiful photos from one of my favourite stories in the edition, the beautiful New South Wales home of artist Laura Jones. I’ve always dreamed of having an art studio in the countryside, sigh. One day!
– Words by Kate Veling | Photographs Carine Thevenau –
P.s To prepare for the lead–up to Christmas, Frankie Magazine are also offering free postage within Australia for people who buy a copy of SPACES from the frankie website. Copies will also be re-released in newsagents and bookstores this coming Monday.
“I think studios are often really private spaces, I don’t care
who comes to my house but I get a bit protective about who
visits my studio. I think a studio is like a mirror or an
open diary of someone’s brain.”
Laura’s cottage is part of a larger property with two other houses
on it and she has access to the whole lot. “I’m free to wander around
and pick flowers. It’s like a park! The garden seems to have been
very well thought-out. There is almost always something flowering
no matter what the season, which has been great for my paintings.”
She’s kept her space simple – it’s fresh and peaceful,
with personal touches in the form of patterned textiles,
artworks and an abundance of floral arrangements
adding warmth, colour and character.