Saturday, June 19, 2010

welcome to my studio

My studio has been "under construction" for so long now, I can't remember when I started.

What I do know is that it will never be done. I don't want it to be. If it is to be a space to call my own, then it must change with my whims. I'm a fickle gal. One day I love something and the next I'm over it. This is why I can never ever get a tattoo. What a fiasco that would be.

So here it is, as it is today. A little cleaner than usual because well, I knew you'd be looking.

62 comments:

DomestiKatie. said...

oh my.
this is just a little piece of heaven inside four walls of robin's egg blue.

what is that paint color called? i must have it in the new house.

cumquats said...

I love your studio. It's such a serene colour. You do beautiful work. Kim :)

Jenny said...

What a beautiful creative space! I love the fabric wreath. And someday I WILL have a piece of your jewelry!

Trina S. said...

I loooooove it!Where can I get a room like this!!!!!

trina
www.mommeville.com

Love Stitched said...

Beautiful space!! LOVE The colors!

jsimplylive said...

Oh, I simply love you space. It is beautiful, soothing and just a like a little gem. Thanks for the tour.

amytangerine said...

your space is so dang gorgeous.

Susan said...

I loved everything! Thanks for sharing. Susan

the emily said...

Oh MY. I just love it. The color on the walls is perfect, I love the light and the sewing table, I love the poster on the closet door, and your paper wreath hanging in the corner. It's amazing April. I can't imagine having a space like that. Oh how the creativity would flow!

Michele Seraphim said...

Very fresh~ Love the wall colour~ A very pretty space with lots of room to dream~

Jerusalem said...

this is adorable. so wish I could come plop on your floor, play with the babies and drink a cup of joe while you worked away, creating treasures galore.

Terri Fisher said...

I, too, love the color. I am in the process of painting my craft room area, and this gave me lots of inspiration...maybe someday my space will look as neat and serene! (At least I can dream!)

oldgreymare said...

I am mesmerized. Truly..Not just with this post but I've already bopped around the site and visited your etsy and I will come back and I've bookmarked you and would follow you if I could find it, but I am almost through all 450 plus studios. I started at the ends and worked toward the middle. I am tired and knees are cramping and I will come back another day refreshed.......

Whew! ( she takes a breath)

later : }

Suzan

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Your fantastic room simply says... WONDERFUL and color!

Dynamic

http://www.dipityroad.com

melissa said...

I just have one innocent question, how many things did you have to put away for this photo shoot? I see all of the things you create? Could you possibly have that organized of a studio? I am curious about your storage situation. I imagine you have figured out an ingenuis way of putting everything in it's place. You do everything else so well. Please, for the little guy, say you hid a few things. Yours respectfully, Melissa
Oh, and I haven't told you this time how cool you are.

shelly @ the familyblt said...

SUCH a great creative space! I love your style!

Bonnie said...

your studio is beautiful! love that patch of sun shinning in on the floor, how lovely, my studio is so cold:( And that color on the walls is fantastic!

From the Kitchen said...

I think even I could be creative in that space! Love the color, the light, the composition--wait, I think your studio is a work of art in, and of, itself! Thanks for sharing.

Best,
Bonnie

Cathy said...

What a wonderfully creative and colorful space. Love the butterfly mobile!

It is lovely and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and giving us such inspiration on this fine sunny, summer, morning.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Take care and thank you,

Cathy

lori vliegen said...

hi april!! your studio is fabulous.....what a spectacular creative playground!! i especially enjoyed looking at the books on your shelf, and your clean, fresh style is wonderful.....we have very similar tastes!! woo hoo....it's great to meet you!!!! :)))
p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello!

sweetpea said...

April, your studio is precious! Thanks so much for visiting mine and leaving a sweet comment.

Hugs,

Shelley

Susan said...

Love this wall color! Please share the name. Your studio is beautiful and I love to read your blog! Thanks for sharing!

Queen Bee said...

LOVE your studio! It is nice and light and open and airy!
Queen Bee Studio

zandra said...

Love your chandelier! What a great creative space. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.
hugz,
Zandra

Brittany said...

I, too, along with the others, would love to know what the wall color is. It is the perfect blue!! Thanks!

brittany.turco@verizon.net

april said...

I try to find out the name and make of the color and post it here tomorrow or the next day.

april said...

Oh and P.S.

Melissa- See those closet doors? Behind them lurks fabric, paint, paper, adhesives, feathers, stamps, tools, inks, ribbon, ribbon, ribbon, books, beads, art pads, thread, rulers, brushes, punches, etc. etc. etc.

It's busting at the gills. That's why I keep those doors closed.

kimberly shaw said...

Your studio is gorgeous and serene, breathtaking actually. What a beautiful space to be creative in.

RiNNE said...

All I could say is "WOW....."

So much beauty and creative energy flowing about...

I feel at peace just looking at it.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What cheerful, happy colors!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

abode said...

this splendid creation needs to be in "Where Women Create"!!

From the Kitchen said...

Um, I forgot to mention this--doesn't that Kokeshi doll belong to Amelie? = )

Best,
Bonnie

Tina S said...

I WANT that crystal and pink flower brooch!!! And the artwork on the back of the door is amazing. Any chance you could share the source? It reminds me of the poem "The Owl and the Pussycat." I loved it as a child and always wanted to own a runcible spoon. Still do, if the truth is known!

thislittlepiggy5 (at) mchsi (dot) com

Molly said...

Beautiful studio!!! Makes me wanna create something!
~Molly P

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Your space is so calming. It is beautiful but seems to be relaxing to be in. I love all our simple color in there. thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog..
tammy

soveryvicki said...

Your creative space is dreamy and beautiful and oh so feminine--I love it!

Debora said...

April, it was fun to see your creative space!

Michelle May said...

Hi April! You are a gal after my own heart with your clean and organized space (at least for the pictures..hee,hee,hee.) So wonderful to meet you and thanks for the tour!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I think you might win! Fabulous space!

Splendid Things said...

I'm sure I would never come out~

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I adore your work space. It's so airy and happy. What an inspiring place to create in. Thanks for sharing!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I am moving in! Like a breath of fresh air!

Leanne said...

Can you please tell me who did the portrait on the wall? I love it!

Cindy at LottieBird said...

uhm, a lot clean.
and spare.
I want my studio to be so...what's the description? Well, relaxing. But will I be able to create without an explosion of things around me. Or is that hindering me?

I have many of the same books. haven't used the Wool Pets book yet, but thought I absolutely had to have it to get started right away...four months ago! Wait, five!

Maybe it's still waiting because my studio is not clean.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You had me with that chair beside your door in the first picture. Wish I had room for a nice chair like that! Thanks so much for inviting us to visit.

debi said...

Clean, fresh, and inspiring. Your studio is beautiful!!

Claudia said...

Love your studio - it has a peaceful, clean feel to it. You have done a lovely job. Love the metal letters at the top of the wall.

Malisa said...

Love your studio with all its creative objects of art! So glad that this studio tour brought me to your blog. I have subscribed and look forward to reading more about your wonderful family and art creations! If you have time (ha), please stop by my blog for a visit!

Malisa

kluless said...

Your room is wonderful and I know EXACTLY what you mean about ever-changing. I have made some changes to mine even since I photographed it for the blog party! Thank you for sharing and bravo for finding the TIME to create with all those littles.

Zuzu said...

gorgeous, inspiring creative space & blog!

{little.happy.things} said...

Oh, I love love your studio! Wish I had one!

Jillayne said...

What a beautiful, bright, colourful space you have - love it! I liked the wreath too - very charming!

Terri said...

Dreamy creative space..I enjoyed the tour of it all and your art. Really terrific! TFS!

Karen Valentine said...

What a wonderful studio you have!!! The colors are fabulous and that painting on the wall above your desk really caught my eye! Is that your son? It's really cool. Thank you so much for joining the party. I really enjoyed my visit.
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Miss Sandy said...

I love this studio! The colors remind of the beach and the detail on your doors is stunning. The portrait above your desk is just amazing. What a beautiful place to create in, thank you for sharing.

Lynnae said...

Lovely! I have been a follower for a while so I could imagine your studio would be lovely. You are so creative and the coloring is so peaceful. Thanks for sharing!

Halle said...

Love the wall color! You have an wonderful space!

Renee said...

Your studio is so lovely.

Very pretty colors and your art work is lovely, too.

(I'm never going to get to the end of all the bloggers spaces).

RiNNE said...

hope you don't mind, april. i posted your pics on my blog (gave you credit and a link to yours). just writing about studios that inspire me.

marnie said...

What amazing color you have in your studio! Was that a map pillow i spied - too cool!

Love seeing the close-up photos. Your jewelry is just gorgeous and I'm intrigued by the hanging/chandelier with all the paper pieces (butterflies, maybe?).

I can see how you get your inspriation with your cute kiddos and fun place to create!

Hi Octane Jewelry said...

April,
It is wonderful. Love it. Hope to see in action at some point.
Aloha.