Saturday, June 19, 2010

Welcome to my studio

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Follow Brownie down the path…


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Through the woods…


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And over the stream…


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To a little shed in a sunny clearing


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A bit of inspiration in a corner – a thangka from Nepal with an image of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, and his flaming sword of truth to remind me to keep it real and Cyndi Lauper to remind me to keep it fun!


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A picture titled “Acetylene” is an inspiration to Oberon…


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Evermore  the raven has a perch near the eaves


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A favorite green shelf and a red organizer help keep things tidy


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A flowery chandelier adds colour


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More shelves and lots of stuff


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One end of the work bench with boxes of beads underneath


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A board to organize projects


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A necklace in progress


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Detail of the pendant



The other end of the work bench with a bead loom


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Mariba hangs out on the kiln


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Titania likes to take a nap in the dirt while I work…


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And Brownie says arf, arf! (Come back soon)

Thank you for stopping by!


Debra said...

Love the colorful studio, how bright and welcoming. Thank you for sharing your space, and your lovely work (the jewelry is beautiful)!

Rebecca said...

your jewelry is just beautiful. And I so enjoyed the walk to the studio. Your colors go so well with where you live, love the chandelier!
many blessings

SherryRoseBella said...

I LOVE your studio! Everything is so neat and organized. The chandelier is amazing and your jewelry is beautiful!

zandra said...

It is nice to have a creative space to work in. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Queen Bee said...

Love your creative space! So bright with color! Fantastic chandelier!
Queen Bee Studio

Malisa said...

How wonderful to have your own building for your very colorful, very creative studio! Your creations are gorgeous! Thanks for the peek into your work space and into your world! When you have the time, stop by and visit my blog!


debi said...

What a wonderful space!! I LOVE your chandy!

Leanne said...

oh wow! I love that pendant! And I just discovered thangkas at a recent Smithsonian exhibit, so that was cool to see too :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Sea Witch said...

How lovely and what inspiration you must receive from this wonderful and colorful space. I especially liked following Brownie through the stream. Sea Witch

Tobi Britton* said...

What a cool place and your work is beautiful!
Cute petz too :)
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Claudia said...

It is so nice to have a studio in a separate building! It is lovely. And I love your furry friends.

Liz said...

What a great escape! How fun to go out and just be uninterrupted to create! :)


kluless said...

How wonderful to have a little secret hide-a-way in the woods! Delightful!

Karen Valentine said...

Gypsy your studio is fab and it seems... so you! I loved my visit! I just assumed you were in Phoenix but I am sure you are not! What part of Arizona are you in? It's definitely NOT the desert I know! LOL!
Thank you so much for joining the party this year. I know there are many more visitors to come as most people aren't even through with half the list!
Have fun!
My Desert Cottage

Anonymous said...

This is a fantasy of mine, a separate building for creating. When I'm walking my dog, I'm always "scouting" properties that are large enough to hold one. Your space is so bright and cheerful and full of inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

Terri said...

Fantastic studio and such beautiful work too. Love your fur babies. TFS!

donnaj said...

what a fun place for inspiration!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I wish I could crawl right into the computer screen and pet Brownie! We lost both our dogs over the past 5 months and I miss them so much. Your studio looks charming - thank you for inviting us to visit.

Anonymous said...

It was delightful to follow Brownie down the trail to your studio! What a great space you have..and of course, everyone's life is improved by the company of furry friends.

I love the pendant you're working on, too..very nice! I'm so glad I came by to visit...


Halle said...

Love the chandelier and the wall color. You make very nice jewelry. I'll stop back another time to really look around. For now I'm trying to ge through the list! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How nice to have a separate space to create in! I LOVE your chandelier! Your pendant in progress is really pretty.

Miss Sandy said...

I love the color combo of aqua and green in your studio! Your jewelry is gorgeous and the pendent in progress is magical! Thank you for sharing your inspiring space.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

What a sweet but colorful studio. You have it set up so nicely. I really like that colorful chandelier! Your jewelry looks wonderful. Connie

Lynnae said...

A play house and studio in one! What a fun little getaway. I love it. Especially the turquoise color and your inspiration corner. It's so fun!

Renee said...

You have such a colorful space. Very pretty things.

Love it.

elizabeth said...

it was lovely and so glad you posted pictures of your work thanks so much for sharing

fairyrocks said...

Thanks for sharing, what a lovely magical tour!!!
Love your little cottage in the woods.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a tour of my studio. I love yours as well....the chandelier is so pretty!



Artzy Heart said...

Love your little cottage space. I especially am facinated by your necklace pendant--it's gorgeous. I've tried to do a bit of jewelry on my own, but realize that I'll probably have to take a class somewhere to get started. Thanks for sharing your space and photos.

maría cecilia said...

Hola Gypsy, loved your blog, loved your creative space, so many color... and have laughed a lot about the bodishatva and cindy lauper... perfect equilibrium!!!
greetings from chile,
maria cecilia

Scrapping With Sherry said...

your post brought back memories... When I first started seriously crafting I made a craft space in our storage and my dogs used to lay outside of the door and wait for me for hours!

I am trying to finish up the list of where bloggers create link party... It is taking me a while. But I am determined. Love to drool over others craft areas... I have only been blogging for about 3 wks but I would be honored if you would stop by for a visit at Take care~ Sherry

Anonymous said...

Love all your color! That chandelier is great and really enjoyed the display at your entry (Cyndi made me giggle - lol). Great to see all your pretty work - especially the necklace in progress. You have such a lovely commute! :D

Kiki said...

Wow..I love your studio and the special magical energy it embodies..gorgeous..enchanting and beautiful! And I love all your furry souls too!
Lovely tour!