Saturday, March 14, 2009

Favorite Things!

All of us have our collections, or that perfect piece that just makes our heart go pitty pat at flea markets and estate sales. For me I can't resist an antique bobbin, or an old window. I have decorated my small living room in windows of different kinds. Some are plain, others have mirrors, but each one speaks to my heart on some level.

I would like to share with you an artist friend Arlene, who's work I have admired for many years. Arlene and I met on a painting forum, and I have been her number one fan for a long time. This lady has incredible talent!

Here is just a peek at what she does with a window........fabulous artist! You can find Arlene's work at the links below. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thank Goodness It's Friday!

Well I missed my "Whatcha Workin' On Wednesday" this week.....and for that I apologize. It has just been one of those weeks, where I did a little here, a little there, and nothing finished. BUT.......I did work on my studio this week. I have a very small space, actually about the size of a nice walk in closet. So when things get unorganized, it can really drive my stress level up....LOL.
So for this week, instead of working on a painted design, I chose to organize my space, and it does make a big difference to have everything where it belongs. I moved a bookcase to let in more light, and sectioned everything according to function, and I am a happy camper today, as I don't work well in chaos. Of course doing a nice spring cleaning up there, really got the inspiration going, and I would love to have time this summer to do some redecorating in there. I feel that a craft space should always be an inspiration, regardless of the size. Surround yourself with things you love, hang a plaque on the wall that has a favorite saying......paint the room your favorite color weather it matches the rest of your home or not. I make no promises, but I HOPE to be able to show you some changes in my space in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.......:)