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Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Creative Space


Hi All! 

I am participating in showing my creative space with other wonderful people through Karen at mydesertcottage.blogspot.com

It is exciting to show you my "art room," as we call it, because it is such a special gift to me. My husband "forced" me to go to Laguna Beach for a night of total rest. He knows when I have hit the wall and can't bounce back well, so he sends me to my favorite place and hangs out with the girls for the weekend.  On this particular weekend I entered the house and he and the girls said, "Close your eyes and we will take you to your surprise."  They led me to the office which had been transformed by the three of them into a space of my own to create, dream, have fun and let go. Doug had taken all his files and office stuff and replaced it with my my art stuff !! I was literally stunned and couldn't speak for the longest time. As I looked around and took in what was "my" space, I was giddy with anticipation and breathless with the prospects.  Here is a view from my camera:



                           

The blue suitcases in this picture were a find from Goodwill by my best friend. I store receipts, ribbons and book-tags. 

          

I found this cool black and white box where I keep all of my scrap paper.





Lots of fun stuff to play with!





Thanks for coming to take a look! Have a great day~Lynn

41 comments :

  1. Your husband is definitely a keeper! I love your room.

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  2. What a sweetie! Well you have some wonderful family there. I love the pink walls and how nicely they organized it all for you. How can you not love all this! Good for you.

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  3. What a great family you have - surprising you with that space just for you is beyond wonderful! It must be your happy place! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  4. Wow! Great room! I really enjoyed my visit. Thanks, for sharing. Hugz, Z

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  5. You are one lucky lady! It looks like a perfect place for creating and just being you!

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  6. aww how sweet is that!!! what a wonderful family you have!! Love your space! big hugs

    toodles-
    sarah

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  7. What a wonderful hubby, great art studio and Laguna Beach to boot! You are a lucky girl! Sounds like a HGTV show!

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  8. What a lovely surprise from your family! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  9. L*O*V*E your wall color! You have an awesome Hubby, he must love you VERY much!! I am becoming a follower. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings~LillySue

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  10. Very Nice! What more could you ask for, time away and a new studio.
    I love those little suitcases too. I used them in my studio but sometimes forget what I have in them! That's Ok I am surprised each time I open them.......
    Kim

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  11. THAT is an awesome story! What a guy! What a family!
    And what a nice space!
    So welcome to blogland - fair warning - it's ADDICTIVE!!!!! You'll be at your 50th post before you know it and think - WOW!
    We are kinda neighbors - I'm in LaVerne!
    Am very jealous of your mom's jewelry! What a treasure!!
    I look forward to seeing where this road into blogland takes you! Thanks for sharing!

    Some Days Are DIamonds

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  12. That is an awesome story and an even more awesome family to do this for you. Your space looks great! Welcome to the land of blog, enjoy your journey!

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  13. A great space, and how lovely that it was "gifted" to you by your family!!
    I didn't get my studio pulled together quite enough to photograph for today's event, but I will be hosting a Christmas in July giveaway on my blog tomorrow (Sat), if you'd like to stop by!
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  14. Love your creative space! All kinds of wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Okay, I didn't think I would be getting teary eyed today!!! That's such a sweet and wonderful story, and such a gift of love! Thanks so much for joining the party. Have a great time !

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  16. What a great space. I love those little blue suitcases.

    Shannon

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  17. What a wonderful family...and man! Thanks for sharing your pretty space. You amaze me.

    xoRebecca

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  18. I think this day is so inspiring! I can see that one or two colors everywhere makes a studio a lot more peacefull. Thanks for inspiration. Have a great day too visiting the creative space of other bloggers!

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  19. Nice relaxing colors for a space. Makes me wanna come in and have some tea with a friend. Thanks for showing us.
    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. Oh gosh, what a fabulous story!!! Your space is beautiful, your so lucky to have been given such an amazing gift by your family.
    Thanks for the tour.
    Karen

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  21. Great space and the way it came about is what fairytales are made of. Lucky you!!!!!! Come on by and visit my studio at:

    http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

    I love peeking into other studios, what fun!!!!

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  22. Wow Lynn!!! What a cool story!
    Does your husband have a little brother??? ;)
    That is so special but I'm sure they wanted to surprise you because you MUST be the best Mom and the BEST wife! You obviously deserved it!!!!!! Cute cute CUTE~
    everything vintage
    ps....yes, you are welcome to come and play anytime!!!!

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  23. I'd say your husband is a Keeper! This is a wonderful space. I'm glad I stopped by.

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  24. Your mini tin paintbrush buckets are divine! What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

    Enjoy the party!

    Warm Wishes,

    Natasha
    www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

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  25. Lynn,

    Loved touring your creative space. Some of my favorite finds have been thrifted as well. Love you little blue suitcases. You have a very enchanting and refreshing creative space. I could stay there all day.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your art room. What a fabulous surprise from your husband and friends. They (and you) have done a great job with your space.

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  27. That is a wonderful surprise! What a great space to have, and a great family to have! Thanks for showing us your space.

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  28. well your kin win the great family award of the day... what a sweet thing to do! and it's a great space. thanks for letting us wander around!

    keli

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  29. Hi Lynn, How exciting to have a space to call your own, and a wonderful hubby that would make it possible! cute room! come by and visit soon!
    :) Missy

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  30. I'm here to say hello and visit your space! Absolutely fantastic place and supplies! :O)

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  31. What a fun space - I love your creative storage! Thanks for sharing!

    :-) Molly

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  32. Hello
    Oh, how sweet was that...what a wonderful family you have. That makes your studio all the more special and inspiring.
    Blessints
    Rebecca

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  33. Love your creative space...look forward to stopping back again...
    visit me at: deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com...

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  34. Oh, how loving for your husband to create this space for you! It's perfect! My husband just finished a craft room for me, too - and I am just loving it!

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  35. your pink walls are just perfect what a lovely place to create!
    Lynn-trashtotreasureart

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  36. A fun place to create...I am such a lover of PINK...The walls are fabulous!

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  37. What a generous and thoughtful thing your husband and friends did for you. That's gotta top the list of all-time best surprises.I'm sure you love creating in there. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space and the wonderful story that goes with it.

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  38. Its a great space and I know you are lucky to go and create and dream there.

    -c
    yapping cat

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  39. It's adorable with all your stuff neatly packed in there, honey. I do the same thing - store stuff in pretty boxes, but I do loooove your little pot/containers, sugar......Come and visit and see my space also, if you haven't.......
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  40. What a cute space you have!
    I love it!

    xoxo

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  41. Fun space! Love that color on the walls!
    bunny hugs,
    shell

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