Sunday, July 15, 2012

WBC Studio Tour!


Welcome to my studio - a bit late, but I'm going to blame it on Mother Nature. My studio is an un-heated, un-cooled, un-insulated garden shed in Arizona. I can handle it when it's 100 degrees but not 108 in the shade, which is what it's been lately and I've had a lot of work to do to get ready! The summer rains arrived this week which cooled things down but now the outdoors is wet and I do a lot of my stuff outside.


Brownie poked his nose out...


and says "Hi" through raindrops on the camera lens.


The maple trees and tomatoes were happy - what could be nicer than rain and sunshine.


The sunflowers weren't too happy with the gray skies...


So between flashes of lightning, rumbles of thunder and lots of rain...


Enter the Enchanted Forest, the sun is shining, the birds are singing...


the gnomes are tending mushroom gardens and the studio is open.


The jewelry making end of the workbench with tiny plastic drawers full of neat stuff, like...


a hand painted spool wrapped in ribbon.


The other end of the workbench...


complete with inspiration and a curious dragon.


Built in shelves opposite the workbench hide the clutter.


This is my find of the year -  a metal card case with just the right amount of wear and rust. Set out for trash! All I had to do was haul it off!


Look at all those drawers - I've put all my seed beads, findings and a few projects away and still have some empty drawers. It's taken a lot of time to reorganize my studio, and there's still a lot to do but I'm always thinking about the next project and I like to put my ideas down on something decorative, like journaling cards. So here are some for you - print them on card stock, about the size of a postcard and use them to keep track of all your crafty ideas!






Henry David Thoreau



Thank you for visiting my studio and many thanks to Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage for hosting this wonderful party!

21 comments:

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Hi, I love your blog and Brownie :)
We got the same storm, lots of wind and much needed rain.

You have a lovely yard, and a magical studio. The color of the walls is brave and beautiful!!!
I loved seeing all your gorgeous treasures throughout, and my gosh girl, that metal file drawer makes me drool just a bit.. what a great find!

Thanks so much for the tour :)

take care,
~Diane

Blessed Serendipity said...

Beautiful studio! I love the wall color too.

blessings,
Danielle

Blessed Serendipity said...

P.S. I am a new follower. I love your blog!

Danielle

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh I'm so happy that you've posted your special space! I simply adore that drawer piece you keep your beads in...how charming is that!

thanks for sharing your space...and for visiting with me too...have yourself a 'refreshing' evening......if you can beat the heat!


ciao bella
creative carmelina

Sandra Kaye said...

HOT...yes ..I know!! I live in Scottsdale. Love all your beads and treasures. I was in Jerome with my hubby..we went through the antique stores...loved finding the hankies. thanks for sharing!! Stay cool.

Maureen said...

Love that metal cabinet, great find!

Kathy said...

That aqua color is beautiful and big high-five on the cabinet score - it is perfection! Thank you for sharing.

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

I love the color you have in your studio. You are like me...bright bright bright! Oh yes, your cabinet is the best.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful studio! I just love the blue colour. Thank you for those lovely printable cards. They're so cool. Thank you also for sharing your MAGICAL workspace. I just love seeing where other people create.

katep25 said...

Oh what beautiful colours you have in your studio - so vibrant! Give Brownie a pat, looks like a gorgeous dog. I love all the amazing 'stuff' in your studio, I thought for a moment the lady with the long dark hair was real! What an amazing space to create in!

Sandy said...

Love your studio, very bohemian gypsy, love all the rich colors. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Valentine said...

Your studio looks exactly like I thought it would! Colorful and exotic and fun!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, and for the cool printables!!!!

Rita Barakat said...

First, the outside is magnifcent - all that natural beauty around you lucky girl! Your studio - is right up my alley - love all the treasures and colors! Thank you for the printables! The one about good behavior is a riot! I might have to put that on my door!

StasaLynn said...

Great space and inspiration all around you..... I live in Arizona too - but I believe I am a bit south of you :) You got the pines and maples.

Brownie looks like a love and reminds me of my Gordon who I lost in December..... I am going to become a follower so I can come back and see some of your creations.

Thanks for sharing!
Stacey

Something Special said...

There are many things I love about your space. Thanks for the lovely tour.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your wall color! Such a warm and inviting creative space you've got. Love all the bins close by with your supplies. Thanks for sharing your space!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I LOVE Brownie - I like your studio of course, but Brownie is my fav!

Breana said...

I love that metal card card catalog. What a great find! Cute space. Thanks for sharing!
Breana

suziqu's thread works said...

Your studio space is so beautiful, magical and serene - a perfect place to create in peace and harmony! I love your blog layout and images also.
Your inspiration cards are a great idea filed in that wonderful card cabinet.
Thank you for sharing it all with us and I hope you have enjoyed the tour as much as I have.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Suzy

Maureen Hayes said...

LOVE your space! So pretty, so organized and so fun. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

8)(8 said...

Love it!