Friday, June 18, 2010

Where This Blogger Creates......

A simple room.....the third, and smallest, bedroom has always been MY room....sometimes called a craft room, sometimes called "junk room", a workroom, and, rarely, studio, but ALWAYS "my room".

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This is the view when you walk into the room, inside is my work table and, outside, the neighbors can be seen strolling by.

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Shelves and drawers for paint, paper, ribbon, old photos, fabric and supplies and a much needed chair for "cat naps".

  What more can a girl (or a cat) want?

 

 

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This is my play room where I can design and make jewelry, paint, create collage, sew, read, day dream......

 

 

 

studio 023 Rusty drawers hold hidden treasure while a bright red letter file stores stickers and rub-ons.

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Old blue fruit jars make fine storage for paint brushes.

studio 025Colorful pens and pencils live in a basket.

misc 003  A helping hand with ribbon and buttons.

misc 004 One of my art journals.

studio 012Love these metal picnic baskets for storage.

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A place to hang out with my dollies and where Pop-eye is top shelf!

And then one day a piece of work that started life in this room, takes on a life of its own and moves on to the big time......

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a pendant that I entered into Cloth Paper Scissors pendant swap..................

 

 

 

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gets her picture is this wonderful magazine!

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Mine is #23, titled "My heart to a friend".

This is where this blogger creates!

Thank you so much to Karen at Desert Cottage for all of her hard work planning and organizing this event, it is so appreciated by bloggers and readers everywhere.  Please visit as many of these wonderful sites as time permits and comments are always welcome.

36 comments:

Susan said...

Your space is perfect. Love those old picnic tins. Yes my son is hiking thru Mt. Hood. My husband and I were in Portland then drove to Bend the first week of June. It is beautiful. Thanks for checking out my blog and sharing your creative space. This sure is fun! Susan

Kit said...

I love your space, especially your Popeye (I have one too!) and your vintage picnic baskets. Thank you for sharing your place! Kit

Rebecca said...

What a fabulous space in which to work! I loved the tour my friend. Thanks for sharing with us all. Those picnic baskets are 2die4.

About your comment on my blog today...

Yep...I sleep. But...I don't stay down for long.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Queen Bee said...

Your space is terrific and I love the way you displayed everything! I love all your creations too.
Queen Bee Studio

Kathy said...

Love the metal picnic basket! And that a reasonable size space can be made to look good and useful!

Zuzu said...

Good morning, Jan!
Your creative space is wonderful. Full of light and sweet finds - I love your metal picnic basket storage!
Wishing you a lovely day!
Zuzu

Elyse said...

what a great space. love your blue mason jars!

thanks so much for sharing where you create.

happy party hopping!

xo
elyse

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was blown away by the beauty of this room. The ribbons and buttons alone were awesome, but your helping hand is incredible. I would never leave this space. Thanks for sharing this really beautiful, colorful, and inspiring studio.

Connie said...

Jan, thank YOU for visiting, sugar!! It's so hard to get to every single person on a timely manner but I'm doing the best I can.

Where in Oregon are you? Nice to meet you, chickee, and aren't great grandkids fun?!

xoxo,
Connie

Anna Matthews said...

Lovely space. Congrats on being published. Love your picnic baskets, and your whole craft room...junk room...studio. Thanks for sharing.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Your space is very nice! I love all the shelves and the window with a view. You have some wonderful storage solutions! It is indeed a terrific 'studio'! Congratulations on being published as well!!! Thanks for sharing. Connie

Cabin and Cottage said...

I enjoyed visiting your homey space! It's so great to have a view from your main work area. You've got it all here--Thanks for inviting me in! Jacqueline

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Jan! Thank you so much for the tour! I really enjoyed it. It look like a perfect place to relax and create! I'm glad you could join the party!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Chris said...

Love all your sweet trinkets and vintage finds! What a great space to create!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

craftyles said...

Oh my, I love the picnic baskets and your little vintage dolls. Looks like a wonderful space to create in. Thanks.

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

Hi there Jan!
Well, I finally made it to Dandelion and Daisy...
You were right! GREAT minds DO think alike!
You have a gem of a creative space Jan!I love you have a window for natural light and a place to let your mind wonder too!
Happy Creating and thanks for sharing your space with us in blog land!

Dandelion Wishes,
Deb~

Creative Grammie said...

I enjoyed my visit to your craft room, it's so sweet! And I love,love,love your vintage picnic baskets.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind sweet comment.

zandra said...

What a great creative space. Love all your nooks and crannies filled with such cherish treasures. So, enjoyed my visit with you. I started this party on friday night and finally, finished. :o) Have a great week.
Hugz,
Zandra

donnaj said...

great room! and i have a "captain jack" too-but he's a black lab mix.

Terri said...

Thanks for the tour of where you create...a super wonderful space.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a fun space! I love all your metal picnic baskets!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great space! I love all your metal picnic baskets!

Geralyn Gray said...

Your space and pendants are great.....I don't know what to do....I am so tempted to do the ME party but I have 350 more creative bloggers to check out!!!!!

Gypsy Fish said...

Such a great space...and packed with goodies for inspiration. Thanks for lettig me take a peek.
hugs
Beth

Debby said...

Hi Jan, I have had fun checking out your creative space. It is so bright and beautiful. I love your metal pinic basket. Captain Jack is so darned sweet. I also really like your white and red kitchen, beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Debby

Janet Bernasconi said...

Love your work space. I like the dress form display. It was fun visiting you!
Have a fun weekend!
Hugs,
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Halle said...

Fantastic space! Love the metal picnic boxes for storage!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How wonderful that you hit the big time with one of your creative pieces! Love all your storage ideas. I just took a tackle box that my hubby was going to throw out thinking I could use it somehow. Of course, it has to be prettied up first. : )

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful space! I love that big open window. Congrats on publication - how exciting and the pendent is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Angela Weimer said...

Thank you for the great tour. You have a very nice creative place. I love the picnic boxes. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day. Angela

luluslovlies said...

Hi I love your space where you can create or just do whatever you want, like read and hideout, Lol, so cheerful and I love you reds in the kitchen with your doilies over the door! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed my visit as I'm just making my way through all the blog party people! Stop by some time, XOXO PS Love the picnic boxes too!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You have a fun studio! I especially like your blue glass jars and the vintage picnic baskets.Congrats on getting your pendant in CPS's - I'll have another look at my issue so I can see it better. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tins and Treasures said...

I love your picnic tins and your dress form...and no studio is complete without a cat!

Yes, I am still visiting the participants in the 'Where Bloggers Create' event...and having a great time! Thank you for sharing your creative space with us. Have a wonderful weekend. ~Natalie

. said...

I like your working space, it might be small (well, I dont think it is) but it works well. and I looked at some of teh thing you have done in your blog, some really neat ideas for decorating and crafting. Well done.

scrappingwithsherry1 said...

How absolutely wonderful to have your pendant be placed in a magazine. It is a secret desire of mine to have my work published. However one has to enter it first! I am new to the blogging world (2 wks)and loving it! Thank you for all the inspiration today! ~Sherry F.