Oh, I do love a good party!!
I'm so excited to have you over and participate in Karen Valentine's party.
Wouldn't it be fabulous if it were like a house tour and we could take a bus to everyone's home/studio? I would have welcome banners, lots of iced tea and snacks for all of you.
Let's pretend you have gotten off the bus at my house and Miss Party has barked with excitement
Miss Party is actually happy to see you. She's just not sure about cameras.
and Brenna has opened the door, which is her favorite thing to do when we have company.
COME ON IN!!!
Wander around, make yourself at home. Get some cold drinks and some yummy snacks and feel free to make new friends and be inspired...
I was able to do some much needed cleaning up and sorting before the party..
I went from this:
At last year's party, I had to be honest and show the room as it was. It wasn't quite as bad as the before photo, but I was in the middle of a project....
The room is small, but it's mine and I'm in love with how it was bestowed to me.
About three years ago, I came home after a weekend of enforced vacation from my sweet husband to find his entire office moved upstairs and a wide open space for me to call my own and to be able to create. It's full to the gills right now, and I am in process of taking over my eldest daughter's room as she has moved out on her own. I am storing paintings in her old room, displays for shows as well as vintage books and different items I use in my collages.
This is just some of what this amazing room has inspired me to create:
I have an affinity for color...
I'm discovering I like open storage and organization, and storage I can see through. I'm getting better at cleaning up after finishing projects. As in, putting things BACK in their PLACE, instead of tossing into a drawer. It really helps in the long run and doesn't come naturally to me in this room, but I like the end results.
It's always good to learn new tricks!
Plus, I forget what I have. Shoot. I forget what I had for dinner last night....do you do this as well? PLUS, it just makes me happy to SEE it all!
I have items that speak to my heart all over the studio
that others have created,
(By Amy of http://myvintagemarketplace.blogspot.com)
(made by my sister, Sue)
...Or items I have collected and made over the years.
I love using vintage books and paper in my artwork,
as well as free motion sewing.
I can't sew worth a darn, so free motion is the way to go for me.
A friend of mine gave me this great sewing machine!
My dream is to have a separate studio, full of windows and natural light.
Until then, I will keep working away in this sweet spot.
Who knows? Maybe visiting the others at the party, I'll be inspired in ways I never imagined and my husband will come home to new windows knocked into the walls...or find the GARAGE taken over.
Many, many thanks to our blog hostess, Karen Valentine.
Click on over to her blog and you will find the list of participants for this extravaganza.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit!!