. ~ digital collage above by filigree moon ~ .

June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II

Welcome to the party!
~"Where Bloggers Create II"~
created by Karen Valentine, of
And welcome to my studio,
where jars of artistic trinkets fill
light and airy wire shelving units.
Blue CD storage units house 
ink pads and accessories.
Ribbons are stored in large pantry jars,
with my "Martha" ribbons
awaiting their own storage solution.
Pine box-style shelving provides
storage for bulkier items.
Books and magazines are everywhere!
Rubber stamps are stored in
acrylic box-style frames
so that they are
stackable and easily accessible.
More books....and a cork inspiration board, which is
"framed" by decorative edge scissors.
Much of my creative space is devoted to
inspirational collections, most of which
are destined to be included in
artistic assemblages.
Glass front cases are one of my favorite
storage/display solutions, primarily for the
sake of dust-free knick-knacks.
Apothecary jars house Czechoslovakian glass buttons,
vintage pearls, vintage laces, threads on wooden spools,
seashells, pocket watches and doll parts.
These collections sit atop an
entertainment center, which is
converted into a jewelry making station.
The main interior cubby holds the
pull out television tray, which
now provides the perfect
jewelry creating surface!
I'll show that at a later date,
 as it is in disarray while
I continue creating for
Paper Cowgirl art retreat.
Below, I have compiled a few photos of
inspiration boards and supplies.

Ribbon and Trim Storage

ATC - "Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rabbits"

Thank you for joining me in celebrating
Karen Valentine's party of sharing 
creative spaces and inspiration.
Karen's blog lists all the partygoers so
you can visit their studios too!