Where Blogger's Create 2011
The day is finally here! The 3rd installment of Where Blogger's Create! Karen as usual has done a fabulous job of organizing the event, and I am very happy to be participating for my second year.
I am so happy to see that you received my invitation to come visit my studio! I spent weeks straightening and organizing and adding little bits and bobs to really make the place sparkle. I am tickled pink that you decided to stop by...so, would you like a beverage? I can make a nice cup of tea or if you would prefer I have this new espresso machine - I could make you a nice cappuccino or latte? Oh yes, a cappuccino, and would you like a flavored syrup? Let's see, I have chocolate, raspberry, caramel or vanilla? Caramel, oh that is one of my favorites too...go on into the studio, it is just through that doorway, feel free to wander
while I get your beverage - I will be right in." "Oh, and don't be startled by Nevermore - she is my Raven and she sits on top of my wicker storage area (don't let her know she isn't real, she thinks she is...)"
|Welcome to my little studio space - this is the entryway from just inside|
looking out through the kitchen and to the front door
|"Nevermore" my Raven watching over my studio entrance - what? you don't have a raven in your studio?|
Oh dear, don't let Nevermore know that
|My paper desk and my ironing station, which almost never looks this neat,|
except for when guests drop by of course!
|Ah yes, I knew I had a shot at a better angle|
|Of course every studio needs some tunes so my Bose sits in a corner ready and waiting|
|A few of my book projects and some of my art papers - a girl can never have enough pretty papers, don't you agree?|
|Now we are getting down to business, my main work desk looking out into the woods -|
somehow I always end up at this desk
|My very first paintings on little 4x4 canvases - to think, now I paint on 11x14 and larger|
and I am not scared one smidge!
|Some of my pretties|
|I couldn't believe my luck one day at the recycle swap shop - pieces of sterling silverware...for free!|
|At my favorite consignment shop I found this fab storage piece for $3.00 and it is clearly handmade - you just have to love consignment shops!|
|Thank you TJ Maxx stores - hat boxes are really pretty storage for fabrics!|
|Just had to show off the fab light coming in this window in the mornings -|
I guess that is why I end up at this space all the time!
|One can never have enough pens and pencils...don't you think?|
|My sewing station with another fab window|
|Some of my sewing pretties and a basket of journals|
|I do have a soft spot for antique Mason jars!|
|Another view of my sewing desk window|
|Here is my book nook and a few of my painting goodies|
|I am learning all about whimsical, not being very so at birth I find it takes some extra art supplies!|
|And what use are fabulous supplies without the proper tools to push them all about a canvas?|
|Zobriana, my first ever attempt at a cloth art doll sitting upon her partially finished valiant steed Esteefus|
|The little shrine wall hanging I actually won in this year's "One World, One Heart" blog hop|
|And finally another book corner, and of course my knitting, and more supplies - there are never too many supplies especially since they keep coming out with marvelous new things all the time!|