I think I've mentioned I've decided to make myself a studio... we have this little grubby room in our house behind the stairs on the lower level. It has a small window, a space that could be a closet (but has no doors), a secret opening in the wall to access under the stairs (ok its a hole in the wall), and it is only about 9 feet x 10 feet. :-) Top that off with the bookcase my husband created out of 2 x 4's, without a level, and the room reminded me of the Weasley's house, the Burrow, in Harry Potter.
To commemorate this amazing event, I commissioned Paula Pertile, a very imaginative illustrator, to create an illustration of my own Burrow studio under the stairs. I haven't gotten it yet, but she's finished it and its up on her blog. Go take a look! http://drawingafineline.blogspot.com/2008/02/new-piece.html
Paula did an amazing job on this. I'd say that she took what I said I wanted and hit it spot on - but she did more than that. She exceeded my expectations in the hundreds and made something much more than I could have imagined. Thank you Paula!