Monday, November 23, 2015

My new creative space

Hi there, blog friends!
We had such a great weekend! We tackled a whole bunch of items on our house-to-do-list, and had an early Thanksgiving dinner with Doug's family on Saturday. This morning I'm off and running. It's a short work-week with a long list of personal to-do's in the mix...getting ready for out-of-town guests coming in for Thanksgiving. Since I don't have photos of our weekend stuff this morning, I thought I'd share a peek at how my new craft space is shaping up. Come, I'll show you...

One of my favorite things is that I have my Grandma Bessie's dresser in the mix. Doug refinished and painted the dresser for Carrie to use a few years back, but when she moved out the dresser stayed with me. It holds more than just fabric scraps for me.

Another favorite thing is the set of Chakra canvases Carrie made me. Love, love, love. And my hula hoop, made by a friend of mine. Love that too! Oh, and that curtain covers my closet in this room. I opted for a curtain again, instead of a closet door. I like that I can pull the curtain to one side and have full access to the shelves that Doug built for me inside.

You can see a glimpse of the wall mandala I'm painting in the mirror of my grandma's dresser below. It's taking shape on the opposite wall, and I'm still not sure if I'm going to keep it. It's the first time I've ever painted something like that on a wall. Who knew there'd be such a learning curve? Anyway, there are a few things I would do differently, and I'm pretty sure I will have Doug paint over this one and give me a clean slate.

It was important for me to keep this new space a bit more minimal in terms of displaying my collections of stuff. This wall holds the collections I still want to enjoy, with the opposite wall holding my work table. And, I have lots of floor space for my yoga mat!



The last shot was taken while sitting at my work table. Sweet little view, yes? This is my view as I type on my laptop to create this post. And to my right is my sewing machine. I'm surrounded by treasures in this room. It's no wonder that I love it so!

I'll have more to share about the progress of my wall mandala once I decide it's ultimate future. For now I wish you a lovely Monday and a happy Thanksgiving week.
 
Be safe.
Be happy.
Be grateful.

12 comments:

debs14 said...

I'm surprised you ever venture into the rest of the house! What a lovely space, thanks for sharing!

Ruth said...

What a lovely space! Wish I could just pop round!

Audrey said...

"It holds more than just fabric scraps for me."...warmed my heart this morning! What a beautiful space, Deb ! I agree with debs14....I'm surprised you ever venture into the rest of the house! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! XOXOXOXO

Patio Postcards said...

What a lovely room, it is quite inviting. Once you are finished the wall mandala you may want to live with it for a few days before deciding to paint over. Your Grandmother's dresser, a nice treasure; "It holds more than just fabric scraps for me." teary but lovely. I have a few things from my Gran & my Mom; sometimes just holding these things helps to bring them back to me.

Karen said...

What a great space! I never forget to be grateful that I have a whole room that's devoted to my hobbies!

Sian said...

It looks so lovely and light and yet cosy at the same time. I wish you lots of happy creating there

Alison said...

what a lovely bright space...enjoy!! xx

Linda said...

Lovely room! Love that you have Grandma Bessie's chest of drawers! Good luck with painting of the mandala on the wall:)

Beverly said...

It looks great, my space is so disorganized it just overwhelms me so my plan is to start purging. I use a cotton shower curtain instead of bifold doors and it's one of my favorite parts of my studio.

Barbara Eads said...

Deb, it looks fabulous!!! So colorful and cheerful---definitely a fun place to create!

Susanne said...

It looks like a very happy crafty space. Love that dresser, and I took ample time to check out your stamp collection too. Enjoy your new space - and do give us a peek at your artwork, even if you decide to paint over it.

Rachel Brett said...

That's such a lovely space Deb :)

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