Thursday, December 13, 2012

Studio Tour


 Whenever you are sincerely pleased, you are nourished.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Over a month ago I decided to move my studio. It had been in a perfectly fine spot in our finished basement...but I never really felt at home there. I wanted someplace cozy with lots of sunlight pouring in.

Thanksgiving weekend my amazing husband, son and I moved everything out of the new space and brought all  my furniture and supplies up the two flights of stairs to my new spot...it was quite the mess...:)





I thought this process would never end!! I couldn't believe how much stuff was crammed in this space!!!




This was our computer room/Em's sewing room/catch-all room.







I had so much JUNK crammed in this closet!! It was such a shame we had used one of my favorite rooms in the house as a dumping room!!!




This part of the process took longer than I would have liked. But after a few week of sorting and tossing it was time to bring in all my art supplies!!! Creative Chaos!!!




I literally would just bring my supplies upstairs and dump them in the room...I wanted everything up before I started sorting and putting away.





Finally...just yesterday...I put the finishing touches on my space and I am ready to show you....

My NEW Studio!!!!!

Welcome!!!








Can you see how the beaufitul sunshine just pours in??!!!




Here are the gorgeous windows and window seat!! I love the view from my new space, too...a few houses and a corn field.



All paints. Aren't they pretty??





My inspiration board...




My bookshelf...filled with creative ideas and my Scriptures as well as a special gift from my cousin:)



All my Somerset Magazines!!




My desk where I can write letters, write blog posts and read my Scriptures.




My Brave Art.




That's my favorite photo of myself!! I was 4 years old:)

The art is from a dear friend.



My inspiration wall!!!



A place for paper and other goodies.



A photo of me at my bravest...running my first marathon in Alaska!!



My favorite place for stamps and ink.



I LOVE my art counter my darling husband bought me years ago. One of the best parts about it is the place I can put photos of my family!!





These are all people that mean so much to me.




My workspace...




Yes, I usually stand when I work.



My view while I work inspires me so much!!



The corner cabinet I've had since I was 3 years old.



My closet is now a place for more supplies...



One more look....





I LOVE my new studio!!! I plan on creating more Brave Art here than ever before. I hope you have enjoyed my studio tour!!

7 comments:

  1. Your studio is lovely. The counter is fabulous with your family photos, great idea! Thank you for sharing photos of your new studio area.

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  2. your new craft studio looks great :) loving your art work

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  3. What a lovely, inspiring place to work and create in!

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  4. Wow, you had a lot of work to do, Leslie, and you came out with awesome results! You are going to have SO MUCH fun in there. I love seeing your art on your wall. I wish we could all come and make art with you!

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  5. I absolutely love your new studio! I've been trying to organize a space upstairs in our house too, one with a lot of natural light. I've been working down in the basement and it's just not bright enough at this time of year! It's proving to be a lot of work moving all my "stuff" around so I appreciate how much effort went in to yours! Job well done and I'm sure you'll have many happy hours "arting" there! -- Tina

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  6. Everything looks so good and happy, Les. I love it! Great idea to move your creative space upstairs. You are a sunshine girl, for sure. I need to come and finish my brave girl project. How I wish I could pop by today!! Cant' wait to see the wonderful things that you will create in there!

    -Kristin

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I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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