Working from Home with Washington Creatives

Working from Home with Washington Creatives
A look at Karen Mobley's studio

We asked some Washington creatives about how they draw inspiration and creativity from their at-home-work spaces during quarantine. Check out their answers, and some photos of their creative spaces below!



"When I'm not creating large complex immersive multimedia installation sculptures, I'm down in the basement studio I built in our house when we moved to the South Park neighborhood (in Seattle). I also have access to an enormous workspace in Renton, though the pandemic has interrupted that. Surrounded by decades of inspiration, brick-a-brack and memories, my wee studio is a pleasant environment to create my miniature artworks. And I can visit my two cats, Inkus and Zardoz, for a needed purr or lap cuddle. My artwork and projects can be found on my site."


Artist, Writer and Art Consultant on Facebook & Instagram

"I work from home but do not work alone. I work about half-time doing art consulting, editing, and writing and half-time on visual art projects including making art, selling my paintings, and teaching art classes. The “Stay at Home” period has been challenging because I usually see clients and teach art workshops and classes from this space. Often I draw upon the natural world and the landscape for inspiration, especially for my paintings. In the Covid-19 shutdown, I have sought imagery in my garden, the birds at the feeders and in the forest behind my house."


Lead Director, Videographer and Editor for UNCODE

"I’ve learned a lot about what I need to feel good in a workspace since we’ve been in lockdown, turns out natural light and greenery is it! Of all the corners in our home, this is the one most densely populated with plants, there’s also an unobstructed view of the sky which I love — the clouds are always doing something sweet and inspiring. This is also where I enjoy most of my meals and do my TV watching so it’s quite a versatile, peaceful little spot — thankful for it. Our couch is a key player too, it's the epicenter of our daily grind. Most recently my husband Ali and I produced a screenwriter masterclass panel on it called The Storytellers Toolkit, featuring Numa Perrier and Patrik-Ian Polk, as a part of the Seattle Black Film Festival — super rich convo, a must watch for any local writers for sure."

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