Friday, July 15, 2011

Around The Studio

Karen Valentine over at My Desert Cottage is hosting a fun blog hop focused on Where Woman Create. Pop in to Karen's blog and on the right hand side, below the pics of her cute dogs, you'll find the list of participants. I know I am going to have fun visiting everyone's creative spaces. Okay, with over 300 participants, maybe I won't get to everyone, but I am always on the outlook for inspiring ideas for my own studio, so... let's get our browsing on!

Now, I confess, last month when I signed up as a participant, I was still convinced that I was going to be able to get into the studio at least a few days a week. I have learned over the past week that it is going to be so much harder than I thought to get there on a regular basis. I've got to take time there where ever I can steal it. (for example, I have already whispered several requests to Ron to let me up there on Saturday while he hangs at home with the kids.) What does that mean to you? Well, I didn't get a chance to take fresh photos of my space. So, you might recognize a few of these shots... but that is okay! It is fun to look back and bring it all together.

Now, without further ado... Welcome to Studio 307 at The Hungerford!!

no lights 1
winter day 3 :: all the possibilities

I can't tell you how excited I was when I got my keys to this space back in January. It was a dream that was years in the making and oh how fear tried to whisper to me not to persue the possibilities. But I stuffed the fear down and leapt in.

wire winding 1
name 3

Having only been here seven short months, the studio and I are still getting to know each other. I am constantly rearranging the furniture trying to find what feels just right. Something that won't be moved any time soon is my inspiration board... er, inspiration wires. I love dangling things that make my heart sing from those hooks. There are postcards, fortune cookie papers, chunks of fabric, beads I love, and colorful scarves that I couldn't live without.

name 2
flooded studio 3
furniture move new view 2
furniture move new view 3

This is the spot I am missing most these past two weeks of summer break. And, it will be where I race to the first moment I get. I am bubbling with bead ideas people. Bubbling over!! I wonder if I even remember how to pull a stringer though. HA! I'm sure it is just like riding a bike... you never really forget.

(If you are a first time visitor to my blog, I am a lampwork glass artist and wire jewelry designs. Which means, ever piece of jewelry you see here on my blog or website, I have made from start to finish. I melt the glass to create the beads and I wrap the wire to bring them together.)

btw 2

There are still many areas of the studio that need to be softened with love. No doubt there is many a piece of brightly colored peeling painted furniture to be discovered and brought here for me to enjoy. The walls need ART... the floors need um... something, I don't know what yet. Something that feels absolutely incredible is knowing I have all the time in the world to make that happen. And even though I can't get there ::right now:: I love knowing it is there, and mine...

Oh, and here is a Studio 307 fact for you: 99% of the time, I work with the lights off. I love the muted light that filters in through my windows, combined with the the glow of twinkle lights.

flooded studio 1
shooting jewelry

Thanks for sharing a little time in my space with me today. Be sure to check out more of the beautiful spaces Where Woman Create (the master participant list is on the right hand side of Karen's blog)!! I would love to here who has some of the favorite spots. And feel free to share a link to YOUR creative space in the comments.

27 comments:

Copper Diem said...

I just love your studio! it has such a good heart!

Christine said...

I can't wait to come back to Roch so we can hang out and I can see that wonderful space of yours! I am so happy that you're so happy, and that space is incredible! I know you enjoy it, even though the summer makes it tough to get there consistently. You inspire me, Kerry. Someday I will have my own space, too....

Something Special said...

You are so very artsy, and I love your studio!

Janet said...

Great bones!

Pretty Things said...

I've always loved your lampworking chair! And your glass stash puts mine to shame -- but maybe one day!


I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces...

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2011/07/where-bloggers-create-2011-pretty.html

Cindy said...

Kerry, what a great tour! I never tire of seeing pictures of your new studio...something is always different there. I love how homey it has become, and all of the fun things to see everywhere you look. You truly put your stamp on your new space - it is Totally KABs! :-)

marie said...

Your studio is lovely...the diffused lighting is so pretty. It looks like a wonderful space to create in!

I peeked back a bit - you have a great garden!!

earthypawscreatures said...

Oh your studio is to die for! So beautiful, and the amount of space looks amazing :) Thank you for sharing your space!

~Alli

my space is small, but can be found here at www.earthypawcreatures.wordpress.com

TesoriTrovati said...

I love to see where other people create, and your space is so uniquely - if evolving - you! And your excitement is palpable. I can feel it buzzing through my keyboard. Thanks for sharing, Miss Kerry!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Jo said...

I love your studio! It's exactly the kind of space I'd like to have when my boys are old enough for me to work away from home rather than in my workshop in the garden. I think my favourite shots are you doing cartwheels and your glass rod storage!
I've put some photos of my creative space here - http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-creative-space.html

Holly Loves Art said...

I LOVE your gorgeous creative space! Your photography is wonderful! Really like how you hang your postcards and photos on the little wire with clips. Clever girl! It's a very special place you've created. You must be so happy.
Cheers,
Holly

Rita Barakat said...

I love the feel of your studio!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Fabulous space...enjoy it when you can!!!

I just rented a studio space the middle of June and I'm loving it...

Cheers

bertie said...

Holy cow! That is one fantastic space...can't even imagine what I could do with all of that room and that wonderful light to work by! I loved the picture of your collection of glass straws...so colorful! I hope you just soak in every wonderful minute of blessing as you create in that space. Thanks for sharing and I would love for you to stop by my studio and say hello! bertie
www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

kluless said...

WOW! This is an amazing space! I love what you have done with it.

Claudia said...

Wow- what a great looking studio - big tall windows, exposed brick - you must be thrilled. So glad you shared it with us.

Rebecca said...

LOVE your studio. What I wouldn't give for that amazing LIGHT and 2die4 windows.

Very artsy and chic. LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

Karen Valentine said...

I think it would be so exciting to have a lovely loft-like studio space and be able to decorate and fill it from start to finish! It already looks really wonderful and I can envision how fabulous it will be by next years party!!!
xo,
Karen

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your workspace is fabby, fabby, fabby! Just fabby! Love the light. *smiles* Norma

Laura Twiford said...

I love this space too, so open and airy and full of creativity!

Donna said...

I envy the art you do. I think it would be so much fun working with glass. I love glass beads!!! You have a wonderful place to create in!!!

Maggie said...

wow... what a space! and awesome photography.

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Valery said...

Love your studio and your great photos.

Creative Grammie said...

You have an amazingly spacious studio!
I love people that do lampwork, 'cause I'm afraid of the fire and I'm afraid I might blow up the place.
I'll use a small torch for my silver work; I think it's the big tanks.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your space, I enjoyed the visit.

Renee said...

Great studio. I can see why you are needing more time to be there creating. I like that inspiration wall.

EVERYTHING ANASTACIA said...

What an awesome studio you have! I'm glad you "stuffed the fear" and took a leap of faith! It's gorgeous! I would love to have a space like yours!
Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Have a beautiful day!
Reina
http://everythinganastacia.blogspot.com

Monique said...

I love love love your studio! I've wanted one for so long. This is just more inspiration!