Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where Women Create

NOTE:  I'm really bummed I don't have any pictures.  I'm having a hard time getting them to load.  I'll continue to try loading them & hope you'll come back!

FINALLY: Pictures!!



Thanks for visiting & make sure you pop over to Karen's blog to see her beautiful space & lots of other creative artists.  Thank you Karen for hosting!

 Did I seriously just post this pic?  It's a work in progress.  I have most of the junk off the floor, but all the stuff is still on the bed!

This magazine from Stampington & Co is one of my favorites.  I draw such inspiration looking at beautiful studios & work areas.  Having a creative area is something that fluctuates with each move.  We are a military family & move quite often.  Just here in Kuwait we have already had an unexpected move to another house.   It makes life quite exciting.  I've had everything from a corner to an entire room.  This past move just got me a room :)  It's still a work in progress; I actually just got all the boxes out from the middle of the room so I could take some decent pictures - ha ha!

 My "corner" when we lived in Charlottesville




The table is the main area I use.  I design my jewelry on the pink tray & most everything is within hands reach.  I have some additional storage under the table in clear drawers.  I got the spice rack & jars from Ikea.  The glass globe was a prize from  Katie Runnels.  I store baggies of half started projects or components that I plan to make into jewelry.  Some of those components have been waiting to be created for years!  The right corner of the table has become my photography area.  There is an ivory metal accessory I got at Target for $20 (!) with some tulle on top.  This window has great lighting.  Under the table in one of my bins is the packaging storage - shopping bags, jewelry boxes & rolls of tulle.

Next to my table is this great piece of furniture.  It was in our last house stuffed in the laundry room.  The first thing I thought of was "craft storage".  I was able to move it to the new house.  I hope to clear the desk & area & use it for my paper crafting.  Having a clear space for me is quite difficult though!

 Woo hoo, it's a paper cutting area!  I keep all the accessories in the drawers.  In the last place, my poor Cricut lived on the floor on top of a box.

And a vignette area!  The dresser houses my finished jewelry pieces.


The top of the dresser houses my traveling artist statement (it goes to all my craft shows), a gorgeous vintage fashion plate, jewelry from my volunteer work with Trash to Treasure & some of finished pieces on the end (those are the newbies that need to be tagged)

20 comments:

zandra said...

Good luck trying to load your pics!
Enjoy the party.
hugz,
Zandra

luverlie said...

Hey! If it works! My room has looked like this from time to time. As long as you can create........
luverlie@gmail.com

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It must be a real challenge to be in the military and have to keep moving so often. I don't envy you that chore in the least. Just stay safe, no matter where you create. Thanks for sharing your studio, both past and present.

Anna Matthews said...

If you had to move again, at least you got a room out of the deal, right? You have some great pieces there for storage. You do beautiful work.

Chris said...

Great place to do your creative designing! Love all your little treasure!
Best wishes,
Chris
www.curbyscloset.com/blog

Karen Valentine said...

I can't even image how it must be to have to pack up and move all the time. I'm just happy that you always carve out a place for yourself to nurture your creativity. Thank you for joining the party, and thank you to you and your family for making that sacrifice for us all.
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

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...

Great job organizing your stuff. Love the cutting area. Thanks for the tour!

kluless said...

I can't even imagine having to continually pack up my art room and move. I admire your tenacity - you have an artists heart for sure! Thank you for sharing.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Hello Nerissa,

Having all those craft supplies and thinking of moving from one place to another - that would be exhausting! What if you happen to feel in love with the place you have created? I guess you're right, thinking of the new adventures and the possibility of a new place can be quite exciting too :-)

Glad to be back visiting. But sometimes, things happen that puts you in a backseat for a while.

Mizpah,
Li

live a colorful life said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures--glad they loaded!

donnaj said...

looks like a great room to be! it's always good to have our own spot!

ewenique said...

I'm doing double duty, I was visiting from Graphics Fairy and then I scrolled down and saw you were participating in Where Bloggers Create II, guess I just haven't got to you on the list yet, but great job on the art project and I enjoyed your tour of your workspace, lot's of cute stuff.

Terri said...

So realistic...thanks for sharing your honest photos...you'll see I did a little bit of that as well as a temporary clean up.

Debby said...

WOW!!! You sure have lots of supplies. I love your paper cutting area and your dresser with your jewelery. Thanks for sharing.
Debby

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You poor thing having to move your studio all the time. I can't imagine! Old suitcases would be perfect storage for some of your items. It looks like you had a nice area to work. Thanks for sharng. Connie

Miss Sandy said...

I love that you have a literal traveling studio and that you adapt so well to each move and space restriction. Amazing! Happy sorting and thank you for sharing.

Angela Weimer said...

Wow that has got to be hard moving so much. We just moved overseas and it took me months to pack and unpack. You seem to have it prety well organized. Thanks for the great tour and good luck with the new room. it looks great so far. Have a wonderful day. Angela

luluslovlies said...

I'm totally impressed that you keep on creating even throughout all your moves. You are an inspiration as a women for all of us that create, raise families or after raising families. God Bless you and your family and I wish is for you to stay safe. Thanks for sharing. XOXO

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Moving that much must be hard especially when you never know how much creative space you will have. You're doing great with this space (love Spiderman, btw). Thanks so much for sharing.