I believe everyone’s life has a purpose. We are here to discover that purpose then use whatever gifts were bestowed upon us to make this world a better place. Some of us are fortunate as we know at an early age what that purpose is. Others, well, we go along, often digressing from the road that will take us there. This is me. Now on the other side of 50, I am finding my way back to that road that will lead to my life’s purpose. Welcome to my journey.
Welcome to where I create! My space is bright and colorful, full of
sunlight. I painted my walls green and
orange because I needed a space to counteract the negative, violent, and stressful atmosphere of teaching science in an inner city
high school. The color green is the
color of balance, harmony and
growth while the color
psychology of orange is optimistic
rejuvenating for the spirit. This
creates a place for me to wind down, let go of the stressors of teaching and relish my time painting, cutting, gluing, and creating.
I enjoy sewing with various papers and fibers which add another element to my altered books,art journals, and ATC's.
Right after last year’s Where Bloggers Create this space underwent
a complete transformation. Using wood
from this old barn
the hubby and my dad
built this beautiful work table:
I now have space for two work areas, the computer and and where I create my art.
Everything I need during the creative process is within reach
On the top self are various projects which are at various stages of completion. Supplies are organized
and arranged on the bottom two shelves. At the bottom left corner are the art journals and altered books I am currently working in. Above them are completed journals.
I love books and am somewhat of a bibliophile. This is just a small selection of them.
A newly added inspiration board with my One Little Word for
this year. My hope is to have it completely
covered with inspiring photos, magazine
cutouts and postcards.
My ATC carousel. I enjoy creating and swapping them.
A vintage Rolodex featuring the rolo cards I have received from swaps.
Postcard carousel. Many of these are from all over the world. I currently am involved in two series of swaps, Through the Alphabet and Theme a Week Challenge.
Most of my creating is done in the early morning hours. These lights add a warm glow to the room and to the creative energy.
This small alter was actually my mother's dresser while growing up. I have intentions to refinish it...one day.
And what is a creative space without the resident cat. This is Allistair who is normally lying
across my work space or walking across the wet paint leaving paw prints across the table.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting my creative
space. I would love for you to come back
for another visit when time allows to see my art journals, altered books, and
ATC’s. I also have a monthly link party,
Stop Pinning & Make Something! to
get folks to actually making some of those pins on their Pinterest boards. And if you want to see what my work desk actually looks like (never this neat & tidy) then come and visit at What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesdays where crafters show off what they are creating on their rarely tidy work desks.