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February 16, 2015

a tour of my studio - part one

I have a young friend named Sara. Sara is an artist.  She believes in who she was created to be and it flows freely into every aspect of her life.  She has encouraged me to embrace the artist in me and I am immensely grateful to her for it.

With this new found admission I knew it was time for me to create a space that would draw me in, that would stimulate the artist in me.  To finally put together my dream art studio...


I've divided the room in to two posts and will share half today and half tomorrow.

We'll start the tour clockwise as you enter the door.


I am a very visual person and know that color stimulates my creativity, so I spent some time adding pops of brights to bring life to the white walls.


 I covered an old bulletin board with scrapbook paper that I had in my stash. (I took pictures as I went and will show you how simple it was soon.)  Now it's too pretty to actually use to tack things up on but that's okay, it reminds me to always be a dreamer and that's a quality I never want to lose.


This large frame has followed me the last couple of house moves we've made.  The glass broke out of it many years ago so now I use it as a place to hang inspiration.  Every one should have a spot to gather things they love, don't you agree?


The tall shelving unit holds a lot of my little what nots including buttons, brushes and washi tape.  The three tiered cart is from IKEA and it stores my mixed media papers and stamps.  The large farm table takes up the majority of the room and is well worth the real estate investment.  I scored it a few years ago at the thrift store for $20.00.


And lastly as we turn the corner on the half way mark of the room, I pushed a drop leaf table under the beautiful sun exposing window to hold all the essential tools I use on a regular basis.  It's not pretty but it is functional and I'm okay with a little organized mess.

There really are no words for how I feel when I walk into this room, I just know that I think about going back in there as soon as I walk out and I can't imagine a better endorsement of a space.

I can't wait to come back tomorrow with the other half of the room.

Happy Monday!

xo, Patty

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring Patty! I would never want to leave! I love the colors and the fun spirit of this room :>)

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  2. I love all the color. Beautiful.

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  3. LOVE IT!!!! such a great place to be you!!! Vibrant, fun, and perfect for creating something from your thoughts!

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  4. Patty- What a great creative space. I love that you have big windows in there so it is bright as well as colorful. Can't wait to see Side 2. xo Diana

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  5. Such a great place to inspire creativity- can't wait to see the rest.

    You need to join the Where Bloggers Create party in July at My Desert Cottage.

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  6. I don't know how you stay so neat and are so creative. My craft stuff is such a mess. But, that seems to be the only way I can work. Pretty and inspirational room.

    Judy

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  7. This room is just dreamy!! I love it! :) So colorful and inviting..

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  8. I love that you made yourself an art studio space - good for you! Enjoy every moment spent in your beautiful, new space.

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  9. Your creative room is absolutely adorable Patty, I love it.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  10. You have it Artistic dreamy for sure. Nice you put things up.

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