Thursday, July 14, 2016

Where Bloggers Create 2016

When I made the decision to move my workspace from the basement to the playroom I must admit, I was a bit overwhelmed.  How was I going to fit everything in a space that measures only about 5 x 7 and was mostly windows and a door?!    With a lot of purging and focus on only the bare necessities, I made it work.  I left completed projects and packing supplies downstairs and brought up only the things that I would use on a regular basis.

The basement was a nice place to work but it was too far from my living space and I felt like I wasn't getting as much work done as I wanted.  With my workspace back upstairs I am able to create and keep an eye on the kiddos.  One side of the room is dedicated to my workspace and the other side is divided off to a play area with toys, costumes, kitchen set and craft supplies.  There is another door on their side so the areas are easily separated.

Most of my own artwork is stored away which allows me to display collections from other favorite artists.  Including some art done by my children.

Live plants (albeit small) help balance the space.  Pruning the leaves and rearranging the small scenes is relaxing and it's a nice break for when I'm having a creative block.  

I surround myself with inspiring and pretty things.  A few of my favorite dolls are from Du Buh Du Designs, Deerfield Farm, Cart Before the Horse and Miss Clara.

 An antique plaster and wood theater is a recent purchase along with the glass glitter letters A-R-T from Wendy Addison.  Every now and then my husband annoyingly switches the letters around to see how long it will take me to notice that I have a RAT or TAR hanging in my room.

One of my favorite art quotes is surrounded by some findings from Parcel, the best store to find unique and nostalgic items.

An easy (and very cheap) way I store and display my paints is by 
using cardboard boxes with the backs and fronts tucked in.  
It takes up hardly any space and it prevents the paint tubes from rolling all over the place while I can easily see the color I want. 

Thanks for visiting during this years Where Bloggers Create!


  1. Wow! I love your studio - very whimsical, colorful. What a wonderful doll collection you have. Thanks for the peek.

  2. love that you made your space work for you! I need to "purge" but it's hard to let some things go :)

  3. What a lovely playful space. Your dolls are gorgeous, so different. Beautiful faces. Thanks for sharing your studio space :)

  4. What a fun creative space! Love the way you display everything. You do beautiful work!

  5. O MY!! What a bright, cheerful and whimsical creative space!! Love it!! Thanks so much for sharing!!


  6. I love your full of joy and color. I wasn't able to participate the past few years but love visiting everyone's spaces. I used to be downstairs years ago when our kids were smaller and that never worked well for me either. You must find lots of inspiration when you are creating here.


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