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!!
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.