I find myself at this moment looking out over a snow-dusted field and a frozen lake from my window at the Arteles Creative Centre in Finland. I am here for the month of March, working primarily on a second Decay Chain novel but also leaving myself open to whatever comes.
Arteles is set up for around 10 artists, various disciplines, to stay and with no program or schedule, to have the time to just do what they might not find the time to do in everyday life.
The location is very quiet and still, not many people around, somewhat isolated but with easy access to nearby towns.
Most interesting of all for this is the chance to work near other artists while still being able to work as privately as I prefer.