I'm so excited to be participating in Karen Valentine's Where Bloggers Create
2nd Annual Blog Party this year . . . I discovered her blog, My Desert Cottage
, while reading the latest issue of Somerset Studio's Where Women Create
and knew that I wanted to play along and peek into the spaces you create in . . .
I actually took over our guest room about 9 months ago, shortly after I started my blog (they seemed to want each other). I found that my art supplies out numbered my guests, and since I really did need a place to organise all the things I was hoarding, the supplies won . . . So, I exchanged the bed and B & W french-inspired decor for a pull out couch (sorry, friends) and walls of soft pink with grey swirls. It's girly I know, but although our four year-old calls it her "studio," (and you will often find tiny dinosaurs lurking around), it really does seem to represent me and the things I love.
So welcome to our studio . . .
A peek through the mirror
(All pictures below show the room from left to right)
Family secretary that houses glass urns filled with supplies
This jar's more decorative:
it holds a collection of Kendra's old pacifiers
Altered books and journals are stacked on top of a
small craft cabinet in the corner
The inside of my Hobby Hideaway, which is usually not this neat
A favorite postcard lives in a plexiglas drawer on the left
The right door showcases some birthday invitations and a gift
(the fish with the crown) from a class I took with Misty Mawn
The way out.
The shelf to the left often holds a variety of art pieces
Especially funny if you knew how much of a tomboy she is!
French doors and a hanging basket with an old chandelier crystal
A favorite necklace hangs from an empty picture frame
Magazine rack (yes, I am Somerset obsessed)
and stacked boxes for supplies
These boxes house patterns, ledgers, vintage children's illustrations,
feathers and rub-ons
A recent addition to the room: my vision statement banner from
Now that you have seen our studio, I will show you where, despite the best of intentions with the room above, I really create . . . sigh . . .
Our kitchen counter!
Thank you for your visit (and I didn't even make you sleep on a pull-out). I look forward to seeing all of your places and creative spaces . . .