Thursday, July 14, 2011

Your VIP look into my Creative Space



My Desert Cottage


This year for the first time, I'm linking up with My Desert Cottage and a fun blog party to share our creative spaces. Last year, over 300 ladies participated, and lots of creativity was shared.



I love getting a backstage pass to see where creative folks hang out. I admire those who can create on a desk in a corner of a guestroom, and feel inspired by those who have an entire room set aside for their workspace.


So, my friends, here's your VIP pass to my "Art Room" as we call it.
 
When I opened my Etsy shop, My Artsy Baby, I was using a small corner of our office to complete my orders. Around a year ago, in the process of remodeling our home, we converted our two car garage into a closed space. One half became my daughters room, the other half became my art room, which is also home to my washer & dryer. I had been given room to breathe, 
create, and personalize however girly I felt like. 
I love my space. It has everything I need,
except a sink, but that's ok. 


I have two easels, one in each corner. One is for my real artsy baby toddler who is my shadow, and one in the other corner for myself. On my end, I have a $3 garage sale dresser that I painted, which holds all types of crafty necessities. On the kids end I have a $5 garage sale desk that is used for kids craftiness. In the middle, I use a set of cabinets that were in our home when we purchased it. They hold all my paints. Yes, these things are full
On the wall opposite all this is my laundry as well as more storage shelves. 
I have to say, even with all this, my art wall is my favorite. It's not the art I make that hangs so proudly, it's a variety of projects my kids have done over the years. 

I am blessed to have this type of space to be creative, I know that. I never take it for granted, although its almost never as tidy as it is in these pics. If I ever find an artist whose space is always, clean, I'd like to shake their hand one day. 



molly

8 comments:

Pretty Things said...

YOUR LITTLE GUY! Oh that's so wonderful it makes my heart hurt.


I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces...

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2011/07/where-bloggers-create-2011-pretty.html

marie said...

How wonderful to have your own space ~ and it's such a pretty one. So bright and colorful ~ I love it!

Your crafty helper is so cute - he looks like he's enjoying the space too.

By the way, you won't be shaking my hand anytime soon! I took photos of my space earlier this week and it's already messed up!

earthypawscreatures said...

This is such a wonderful space :D I love that you also use the space to spread artsy goodness with your son :D Beautiful studio :) Thanks for sharing!

~Alli

Liz-Anna said...

Molly, I have heard of very few creative souls who manage to keep a tidy space when they're working so you're in good company. It always feels so good to get it all organized but I have yet to figure out how to keep it that way. Thanks for sharing your space!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Molly!
I love your creative space! I too, started off with a small space and made it mine, then advanced to something larger! My art studio is teeny tiny but it's all mine and I love it. And yes indeed, it's always a challenge for me to keep it neat and tidy too. Although, believe it or not, I do have some friendds who keep theirs spotless with everything in its perfect spot. I don't know how they do it.
Take care,
Holly

Dayle said...

It's a lovely space, Molly.

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Your space is absolutely lovely! I love the art wall too. Seeing all my kids art makes me happy too! :)

Tamatha said...

Such a bright, fun space! I love the maps on the cabinet fronts. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. Thanks for your kind comments!
Tamatha

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