Our Miss Beazy had been hit by a car and died.
It was a difficult time being just a few weeks later to post,
but I did anyway.
This season I have made a few changes
and like most of you know, where we create always evolves.
and decorative papers.
My hubby and son installed these for me last year.
of oils and watercolors all on this large vintage turn table.
The treasure pillow is also one I created some time ago.
And, since this is part of the garage and not part of the homes AC, I have a window AC unit which keeps this room almost too cold.
For the winter months, I added this sweet decorative and functional heater by Dura Flame last fall.
It has the glow of a pretty flame and throws heat if needed.
It makes the room cozy for creating and toasty warm.
Right now in July it's 100 degrees
and the AC is a blessing!
The box storage units on this shelf with spools for handles are created from old fencing. My son made these for me with scraps when he got a new fence at his home. I still would like to decorate them and will in the future.
I have 2 stacked drawer units in white with
vintage graphics in the drawers to mark what they hold.
They sit atop more drawers filled
with more inspirational design books.
Cork inspiration board and vintage lace for handy use.
Crocheted lace, all created by my grandmother.
I love to use them for photo shoots.
Above the closets are more decorative storage of supplies
and treasures ready for redesign and display.
White, burlap and natural tones fill this space.
You can see the garage door mechanics in the background painted
white to sort of go away.
I have tried to use the room to the best advantage
going up for storage and utilizing the most of the
Below are more pictures sharing touches around the space
high up and eye level.
White House photographers took this photo and Mrs. Bush sent two of them to my hubby and I with
her letter of thanks for that day.
The other hangs in Larry's office at his work.
These invitations in 98 and 04 were made possible as a member with the Society of Decorative Painters.
My work was juried before the invite.
Toile fabric below is cut for my desk and placed under
a heavy clear desk blotter.
Canisters for rolls of tulle.
Pretty lamp shade wrapped in tulle for a new look
with trims and lace flower to finish this redesign.
Great to do for an old shade and the tulle is one dollar from
The Dollar Tree.
Cozy creating in the evening.
When I am designing and painting,
most of the time I am standing.
For this to work,
I have added bed risers to my table to raise
it to around waist high.
See them in the lower right corner of the above pic~
Two faux candle chandelier's hang together
with crystals and wood butterfly.
The long cottage white curtains are embroidered
in a gorgeous flower design.
They tie back or hang loose.
Remember when I painted my work chairs last year?
You can do this you know.
Paint, seal and that's it.
No special paint needed although flat house paint works best on the surface.
Seal when dry with a water base varnish.
I like to add a new coat of varnish every couple years or touch ups if needed.
So glad you could join me today and spend some time in my studio.
This creative space lets me,
dream, create, design and remember where I started so long ago
at the kitchen table.
The joys of being a long time member of the National Society of Decorative Painters.
Many cottage roses later, a lot has changed.
But change is good and necessary to grow.
I am so thankful for my many blessings.
The greatest of those, my walk in faith,
my family, great friends
and the joy of being blessed to create and work from my home
studio doing what I love and was called to share.
Each day brings something new
and finding that time to create
is like breathing.
Just have to do it!
Always with my love of roses and forever bringing that to a surface with paint.
Thank you for visiting this year once again.
I look forward to traveling around blogland to
visit you, your spaces that inspire me, and
your talents that always amaze.
Have fun and enjoy the party.
Where Bloggers Create
July 12th 2013
p.s. thank you Karen~
also joining this week
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