Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Where I Create....

Karen at My Desert Cottage is hosting a party today! The theme is "Where Women Create." I visited Karen's blog this morning and her studio is a absolutely amazing! It's a work of art! I am a guest at Karen's party. So, I have agreed to post a photo of my humble creative space. Well, the place where I go is actually down in my basement. It is a place where I can invite my friends to play, laugh and create our treasures.

Where I Blog

My art work is sometimes created on this desk, and sometimes I knit on my back porch, and sometimes I create in my office. I can't seem to stay in one place. Now, the art supplies are stored (using that word loosely) in plastic drawers in my "art room" as I call it. Sometimes when the weather turns cooler, I can't work in the basement because I get too cold, and I start something upstairs in my office. And, other times I work at the dining room table. I wish I could be more disciplined and stay just in one place only because I make a mess all over the house.

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I loved participating in this event. Because I am out of town still, I am trying to post from the upper peninsula of Michigan. Finding high speed internet is a challenge, and working from a lap top is not familiar to me. I am hoping that this may become an annual event so we all can show how our rooms evolve and improve. Thanks for inviting me, Karen, to share.


Anonymous said...

Hey Chickadee!
Lovely space great for creating in!!!
Big mermaid hugs


Terri said...

Nancy, you already know how much we have loved working in your studio. it is beautiful and spacious and well stocked with anything your heart desired to create! My mouth dropped the first time we were invited over. So well organized too. So that is 2 out of the 185 ladies that that are sharing where they create that I have actually visted hands and had the pleasure of greating in. Oh plus my little space. Enjoy the blog party.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great space! Thanks for sharing!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love your beautiful creating space! (Oh yes, the computers are very slow in the UP! I grew up there and it's still very isolated, at least in regard to trying to post!) Thanks for sharing! I'm really loving this event...come visit me too!

Janine said...

Hello Nancy,
I just took part in your giveaway- challange.
Today I want to invite you, to join mine, if you like to.
Have a great weekend

LillySue said...

Love the green accents in your peaceful space...Thanks for sharing!

Debra said...

Well Nancy I just hate it and think I had better come over again and help you by taking some of that home with me. Yeah, right...okay then, you know I love your space and have envied it for some time now. Even though you are in a basement yours doesn't feel like it. It is a sanctuary with lots of room to create.

Cindy said...

Thank you for letting me visit. you have such a beautiful art.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing Nancy! LOVELY STUDIO! What a wonderful place to create!

You go girl. Very inspiring!


Natasha said...

You are such a lucky girl to have so much creative space! 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,


beedeebabee said...

What a great art room! I really enjoyed your slide show, and seeing all your lovely creations as well! Paulette :o)

Miss Sandy said...

What a great space to play in! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

You have a great space and I love that large desk. Artful Blogger is one of my favs too. Come on over and visit my studio at:

I am lovin' this party!!!!

Holly said...

Your space looks so inviting! Thank you for sharing it with us. I'm sure it is a wonderful place to create!

Anonymous said...

Awesome...thanks for sharing some of your ART too.
dancingly, denise

zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you. Great space love the fabric bird! I really enjoyed my visit. Thanks, for sharing. Hugz, Z

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh, I love that is so neat and organized..everything fits perfect!! I love how some people (not I) can make everything so fluid and clutter(less)...I have so much stuff that I think I NEED to see that my studio always is busting at the seams...maybe because I'm a fabric junkie..I need to see stacks of it everywhere! :0)

Please drop by to see my "studio in progress" I'm still remodeling our home after moving in almost three months ago..but it's going well. :0)

See ya,

Lynn Stevens said...

Your space is so well organized. I Love how you put together your slide show, really great work@ TFS Lynn-trashtotreasureart

Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Nancy~
I love your studio...everything is so neat and organized!


Karen Valentine said...

Oh sweetie, I don't think you give your fabulous space enough credit. You have lots of room and amazing storage. Something I need more of! And the best part is that you can fill it with the company of good friends. Thanks so much for coming to my party. You helped to make it a great success!!

My Desert Cottage

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What an enchanting blog you have! And lovely creative space ~ I don't always stay in my studio to create, either ~

I didn't photograph my studio for this event, but I am having a "Christmas in July" giveaway on my blog today, if you'd like to stop by (it's pink)!

MaygreenFairies said...

Hi Hun, So great to see your work space, would love to come and sit there and create with you. Mandy x

fawndear said...

Love, Love, Love your art room. So many matching trays. I love order but tend to be a messy crafter. I also loved that we share the same favorite magazines and bottles of treasures.
Your fairy in a bottle is enchanting.
Thanks for sharing your magical creative space.

Kara Ward said...

Fabulous space...looks like it has everything you could imagine. What a wonderful place to create!

whymsicalmusings said...

Nancy your studio is wonderful! Thank you for sharing:)

You have inspired me to get on the ball and get mine back into shape! I create and create and leave stuff on my desk and eventually it finds it way home to it's very deserving spot on a shelf or in the closet. AHHHH To dream of a space all my own not shared with the business files and computer or the ironing board or the guys traxxas trucks and their airbrushes and the drop off area for all of the unwanted but seemingly necessary things. MMMMM Someday a space of my own as lovely as yours:)

XXXOOO Have a marvelous weekend!

Anonymous said...

WOW! when I clicked on your slideshow... wow! and I loved seeing all of your fun creations too!
have a great time on your vacation. come visit me when you get back.
:) Missy

Rebecca said...

So nice to meet you and thank you for having me over to visit - your artwork is fabulous

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I LOVE your studio. It is so organized and pretty! Thanks for sharing it.

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Those lavender fields are so beautiful! What a lovely studio.

A Fanciful Life said...

Wonderful slide show. I especially enjoyed the altered book pages - so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Your studio is amazing - and so is your talent! Your storage is so nice!

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Lovely space. Love all the organization. I also love that you have friends over to create too. That is really fun! I am having some girls over this month for a play day and am really looking forward to it. Have a fun rest of your vacation!

Jamie said...

Oh it looks so lovely and organized. I am like you Nan! All over the house. Drives my husband crazy! LOL! I am so thrilled to have won your giveaway sweetie!!! Thank you so much:) I am off to email you! Love, Jamie

Molly Alexander said...

Your workspace is so fun - and organized!!! I loved being able to see so much of your beautiful artwork as well - you are a very talented woman! Thanks for sharing -

:-) Molly

marilyn said...

Hi Nancy,
I've been trying to email you all a.m., but my computer is not cooperating. I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes in your beautiful giveaway. Thank you so very much for your generosity. You made my day! I absolutely adore your blog . . . it is so beautiful . . . and I'm thrilled to have won one of your prizes. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't say it enough times! Have a wonderful day. You certainly got mine off to a great start.
Warmest regards,
Marilyn Lynch
5 Wake Robin Road, #602
Lincoln, RI 02865

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a lovely space and what a fun way to have us share it with you!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Beautiful! I love everything and it seems we both collect many of the same books. I love how it is all so organized. A girlfriend after my own heart!
Thanks for taking me on the tour!
bunny hugs,

Geralyn Gray said...

I lost track of where I was at the party so I have been visiting who visits me.....I love your creative space and your post on lavender and envelope making.

Becca said...

What a beautiful blog! And a beautiful creative space :) Thank you for visiting me and sharing, I'll be back!

Boogdoodle Beads said...

It looks like we share some of the same inspirations! You have a very lovely studio and such a great wall! I'm taking notes. Thanks for sharing!!

purplepaint said...

Wow! You are so tidy and neat! Loved watching your slide show! Marva

Penny said...

Yep I am still visiting studios - I know, I know - I'm a little slow but heck I'm pushing 60 and that is hard enough. lol.
Your studio is so great - all that organized storage is to die for.
My studio was in the basement till I got fibromyalgia and then it was way to cold for me so we revamped the breezeway into my new studio. and I am still dealing with items stored in both the basement & upstairs. Your clean organized space has inspired me to throw on a couple shirts and some sweats and head downstairs to rearrange and reorganize What I cannot possibly bring upstairs so that at least when I treck down to get something I will be able to find it.
Thank you for the wonder peak at your studio and the inspiration it has given me