If you haven't heard, there's a "Where Bloggers Create" party going on over at mydesertcottage.blogspot.com. Come check it out and visit all the amazing work spaces artists have created for themselves!
Mine.....isn't so amazing. Functional, yes. Amazing? Nah.
I had actually posted this back in May, but, for those who didn't see it, here's where I do all my creating. This is my Dining-Room-Turned-Art-Studio, Studio! If we need the table, all I have to do is take off the kraft paper. In the meantime, it's a nice big work space.
The door from the kitchen is still decorated with flowers from Mary's fairy garden party. I've got an armoire to store my newly created folk art and favorite pieces. And books. Lots and lots of books for research and inspiration.
An old twin shelving unit works well for storing boxes and Tupperware full of supplies.
I've got both old and new hat boxes for storing flowers, laces, trims, and fabrics. They're not only useful, but to me, very pretty. The new boxes are much sturdier, while the old boxes have that very cool vintage look.
How could I consider myself a Holiday Folk Artist, if I didn't have Santa keeping me company? He's fun to decorate for the changing seasons and considering Ted saved him from impending dumpster doom, the price was just right!
Wool, paint, clay, beads, fabrics, trims, wood, metal, tin...all neatly organized.
The only room left with its original 1939 wallpaper. Ted's grandmom had this desk custom-built to fit a space in her home. We now use it to store Ted's old books and inside houses lots of glue, scissors, and such.
I'm not the only artist in the house. Meet Mary! This is where SHE creates!
This tiny little room was originally the foyer. As a birthday present last year, we converted it into an art studio just her size! It's complete with an antique desk, new shelves, and lots of art work.
Her favorite characters liven up the room.
Old-School Strawberry Shortcake....
Painting the light switch was lots of fun. It looks like my son had lots of fun with a crayon while I wasn't looking!
Since I got to draw on the wall, Mary thought she could too! With damage already done, I let her have the one wall. It is an art studio, afterall.
This old door looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland or maybe The Hobbit.
We tried to give her a cozy feel by adding some pictures, along with stacking boxes to hold some scraps and supplies.
My favorite part of the whole room is how we used vintage metal lunchboxes to hold art supplies.
Care Bears hold markers for little hands.
Strawberry Shortcake holds a ton of Crayolas while Beauty and the Beast is loaded with pom-poms and pipe-cleaners.
Holly Hobbie, one of my childhood favorites, is used for bigger markers and pencils.
And of course, a picture of Mary, hamming it up at her first gymnastics photo-shoot!
Thanks for visiting. I can't wait to see all the others!