Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Where bloggers create", Welcome!!!

Welcome, welcome, welcome, I am so thrilled to be able to participate in the 3rd annual blog party.  I really  enjoyed reading about the last two events and was so pumped to be able to join in.
I just want to take a minute to introduce myself.

I am a self taught mix media artist, yes I said "Artist".  That is so cool to me to be able to call myself an artist.  It took all of my nerve to do so in the beginning. But after all the support and friendships built through blogging, I can proudly make the claim with confidence now.  And even more importantly I can call so many of you amazingly talented bloggers friends as well.  I am blow away everyday by the talent that surrounds me and how willingly you share your dreams and adventures of what creating means to you.
You can always find me with my nose in one of my favorite publications.  I just can't seem to get enough creativity to satisfy my hungry artful soul.  This is me and camping at its finest!!!

I spend as much time as possible in my studio, it's the most affordable form of therapy that I know.  I've always made it my goal to be able to be honest with myself in my studio to know my truth and to live it.  It's where I can be brave and try new things, there are no failures only creative attempts some grander than others.
Please come on in and take a peek, and I'll give you the grand tour.

I first started out with a table, a light and a small organizer in a small corner of a small bedroom.
But soon I found that I needed a little more space and a little more organization.  So with some sweet talking I got a new desk with a shelf and built in light.

As you all may know and understand when it comes to creative space there is no such thing as to much.  So remember that spare bedroom we talked about, well it is now my studio and I needed another desk(more sweet talking).  And then I needed some more storage for all that fabric and paint,  and of course new curtains.
So I did it I set up my dream studio complete with sewing space and painting space, storage and lots of stuff that makes me happy.
sewing table

painting space

 from here I added some chalk board paint to  the cabinet and jazzed up the boring light

I then pulled out some old napkins that I had bought at an estate sale years ago and made myself some lovely curtains out of them.

Then a few nic-nacs a little art work.

Well there you have it my little piece of heaven.  Your welcome to drop by anytime, maybe we can work on something together, hope to see you soon.
Happy Creating!!


Clare said...

Love love love your creative space!!!!!

susie said...

So happy to have a chance to see your creative space my sweet friend, it looks like the perfect place to CREATE!!!

Pretty Things said...

I love that old fan!!!

I hope you have time to visit my creative spaces!

Anonymous said...

Your studio is so cheerful. I was smiling the whole way through your post :) I really love it! Your art is very beautiful as well. I will definitely be adding you to my bloglovin list :D
Thank you for sharing!


Rebecca said...

You are amazing! You truly are! First...I love your ART. HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS for sure! I also love your sweet name MY BROWN EYED GIRL. Precious.


Now...I'm following you back because, well...I just MUST!


Jan E O said...

Love the way you jazzed up the chandelier and the painting on the cupboard is awesome. Great space. Your garden shed is also a cute little building.

bertie said...

Hi Debbie,
I loved what you said about being able to be honest and be yourself in your echoes my sentiments exactly. I think that being an artist is such a gift to oneself in that we can be everchanging and reinvent whenever and whatever we choose...such freedom! I love your cheerful space..your optimistic attitude comes through in it..I would love to have a shed like you have and if it wasn't made into a studio, it would be a little sanctuary to escape to and read or just hang out...WOULD LOVE THAT!!! Thanks for sharing and I hope you will stop over at my little studio and say hello! bertie

Jo said...

You have a lovely colourful and cheerful studio! Thanks for the tour!

Claudia said...

What a wonderful space you have! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Susanne said...

What a pretty space, with all your art work on the walls! Maybe I should try some sweet talk.

wickedfaerie said...

Hi Debbie

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I like your artistic space too. I know what you mean about having to give up your garden space. I also love to garden but I am fortunate enough to live on a farm and my husband built my studio but for a long time I worked in my kitchen. I like you art very much and I like your old camera. I have just started to collect some myself. I am now following you so I will keep up with your work. Stop by anytime.

Have a nice day,

Sherry said...

Your studio is so fun, so bright and cheerful. It is so nice that you were able to gain space and t have a sewing space and painting space. It looks like a wonderful place for a talented artist to spend her time.

Feathers and Flight said...

Hello Debbie!
I Love your Studio!! Isn't Fun to See where everyone Created their Art! You can Where their Inspiration Comes from and each Studio is so very Unique!Your Art is Gorgeous!Thank You for Sharing and Your Visit!!Come and Visit again soon!
Hope you had a Wonderful Weekend!

Karen Valentine said...

Thank you so much for sharing your heavenly space with us! It feels bright and sunny and just plain HAPPY and the art you create in there reflects the very same things!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Lynn Richards said...

It's pretty exciting to call oneself an artist- good for you! I love your space, very cheerful and done in great colors!

ArtbymeCindy said...

Your space looks so cozy! That shed would be awesome turned into a studio! I dream of a log cabin studio some day. Your work is BEAUTIFUL, thanks for sharing you space. Thanks for stopping by to visit mine.


kluless said...

You have created a wonderful place for yourself! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Sandra Kaye said...

Wow!!!I just love your paintings. Great space to work in too. Thanks for sharing. Hugs sandie

Donna said...

It's nice to see how your creative space progressed Thanks for sharing!!!

Meliss said...

First of all, the background of your blog is beautiful! And those birds in your header are cuties!!

Second, your studio is so light and cheerful. You must smile as soon as you walk in. Love your ex-boring light and those curtains!

Thanks for the La-boratory love. Beware the drama is a piece of good advice I received from someone no longer in my life. :) It's so easy to get caught up in it and distracted from our true purpose. And then we wonder why we haven't gotten anything done with our day. LOL!


Terri said...

I enjoy your whimsical artistic style. Which is also reflected in your creative space. Thanks for the tour i really enjoyed my visit!

Rita Barakat said...

What a great space! I especially love the hanging window with art! SO many lovely art pieces!

CATHY said...

Your space looks like it is the same colors as mine! Colorful and inspiring. I love your art - such a distinct style and so much fun. Cheers

Jane said...

Hi Debbie,
I really enjoyed my tour of your creative space. You are indeed an artist!! Your paintings are vibrant and fun and they all put a smile on my face.
I'm glad you got a room to call your own to spend time to create. I love the color and how organized you are. The blackboard paint on the cabinet and the chandelier are wonderful touches.
Thanks for stopping by and viewing my studio and your nice comment. I look forward to seeing more of your art.

Peggy Alborn said...

Thanks for sharing your work and your space - they are FUN!

Creative Grammie said...

Wow, how lucky you are to create in a beautiful space! It's bright and cheery, I love the color of your walls. It makes for a great backdrop for your artwork. You actually have two creative spaces, your garden cottage (shed)that you house your garden tools. That is a creative space you know. And of course your sewing/painting studio.
So, my dear artist; a well earned title, thank you so much for sharing your spaces and sharing your wonderful artwork. I've enjoyed the tour and I've enjoyed the artwork.
Warm hugs to you.

NanE said...

Hi Debbie, I love your space, from the color of the walls to all of your paintings, it is a very happy space indeed! Thanks for sharing, Nan
PS, It has taken me 40 years before I got the courage to call myself an artist, now I love saying it!

romance-of-roses said...

Lots of pretty things to see here in your lovely studio, It's so cheerful and your art is awesome.

Jo said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your space and you are truly an artist. Everything is so colorful and cheerful. I will be adding you to my blog list. Drop by and visit me sometime, I'm always looking for new followers.

Lynnae said...

I love your cheerful artwork. Thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

Great space. So many great ways to organize. I love the curtains.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie, your space is beautiful. I love your vintage hankie curtain and your art is beautiful!!!! It was hard for me to also use the word "artist". You are most definitely an artist!



Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a bright and pretty creative space!!

Thanks for sharing it with us!!


fatmi said...

I found every item very cool here including the color and the half curtains you have hang.

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