Hello everyone! Thank you for stopping by and joining me for 2 fabulous blog parties today. And a big thank you goes to Karen from My Desert Cottage and Beverly from How Sweet the Sound for being our gracious party hostesses.
My whole house is really my creative space as I'm always experimenting with different styles and I have lots of things around the house that I (and my son) have made. But my actual work area is my small dining room! A wooden hutch was all I was using to house my crafting supplies. However since I decided to nurture my creative spirit this year I've pretty much taken over the entire room. My son who is also a budding artist says it's like living in Michael's (craft store).
Inspired by the talented women featured in Where Women Create who have turned their entire homes into a work studio I embraced the idea of living in a creative space rather than keeping it under wraps. It has done wonders for my art and crafting. It's where I play, dream, blog and create. And when this room isn't in 'studio' mode I even mange to use the table for a meal now and then.
These photos were taken over several days so you might notice a few things moved around here and there!
So without further ado here's a little peek into where this blogger creates.
Here's my Luna doing what she does best! This hutch was a birthday gift from my husband and I chose it specifically to house my creative gear because we don't have an extra room to use as a craft room. It holds my paints, bottles, packing supplies, extra papers and general odds and ends.My polymer clay oven sits on top next to bags filled with flowers and millinery.
I like to hang different things from the chandelier depending on what mood I'm in. I have been loving all things pink lately and the pink rose garland always makes me smile when I look up.
I was starting to not like my chandelier very much. Until I swapped the old plain beige shades for these very girly beaded ones. Now I feel like a gypsy artist when I create!
Here Alice watches over a few brushes and pencils.
These sit out on the hutch....
....next to to my favorite sources of inspiration.
A colorful drawer full of paint bottles.
I'm fairly new to collaging and these are the fun
things I've recently discovered.
The small table to the right of the hutch holds current projects, paperwork and things I use more often. At the other end is a rolling cart filled with ribbons and my sewing machine. It usually slides back into the corner when it's not in use.
I also work at this table when I'm doing quickie stuff or just doodling.
I redid my inspiration board after the first set of pics!
Here's my little cutie 13 years ago, a favorite quote from Nietzche,
a fun card from a creative friend.
Wings to SOAR.
This stand is to the left of the hutch. It use to sit out in my backyard where it faded and gathered rust. I repainted it vintage white and brought it in a few months ago.
My favorite witch Lucinda and the Gypsy dancer keep me inspired
during my late night crafting binges.
Simple words I try to live by....
....and a creative fairy to watch over everything.
For the love of ribbons.
But wait...there's more!
On the opposite wall is an antique tea cart re purposed for displays and more
storage. My paper dress project and Mrs Penny Bunnie sit on
the bottom shelf.
It also keeps my favorite papers within reach. My organizer is
an old record album holder I found at the thrift shop for .98 cents!
This cart has had several incarnations. It was once green with a large parrot on top! I refinished it years ago and now I think I'd like for it to be green again. Minus the parrot.
I have had such a blast since I started on my blogging adventure
this year.I've learned so much.....
....from incredibly inspiring people and places.....
....and met and made such wonderful friends.
All right here in this creative bloggy land!
Thank you for stopping by and letting me share my creative space with you. I hope you'll decide to follow me on my artful journey. I know there's so much more to come.