I stumbled across a blog the other day, My Desert Cottage,
and she is hosting a 3rd Annual where bloggers create party. Anyone can put up a post of their creative space and she is sharing everyone's link on her blog. I think this is a terrific idea. So I'm sharing a glimpse into my creative space.
|I paint in my dining room. I have two little guys and I have to be in the hub of the house so that I can see what's going on and still be able to create. My house is open concept so my dining room opens up to the living room and kitchen. It can be Grand Central Station but this allows me to be a Mommy and an Artist.|
I have help in my studio. My fellow artist in residence is my son Steven. I always have art supplies available to both my boys. Steven paints with me on a regular basis and he and I both post our works on this blog.
Some of Steven's work.
And I share my studio with some studio assistants. Moose my studio mascot. He is always by my side and a regular foot rest:) I also have 2 kitties Bear and Ella but they're a little camera shy.
And this is what's on the watercolor board for this week. My work in progress of vintage glass door knobs.
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my daily life. Would love to see your creative space:)
I have always painted near my children to have "one eye" on them and to let them know that I am there for them. Come September, I will have my very own space to teach, to create, to inspire and to design. I plan to share it with many artists or budding artists. I have a feeling many will have "one eye" on me.ReplyDelete
Wonderful space and enjoyed seeing it. I always was in the middle with my girls too:) Love that you incorporate "the team" into being a part of your world.ReplyDelete
Mornin' Carrie, thanks for the tour of you space and of course the peek at your glass doorknobs. I remember these all over my grandmother's house and how much I loved them. I've told my hubby before to keep his eyes open for some at flea markets for me. You can attach them to a board and make an hat rack; or else paint them.......Your painting is already looking awesome and you are still so inspiring to me. I love Steven's piece. It is beautiful how you two share your love of art. Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your space and cute little helpers with us, Carrie. Thanks for entering my give-away and have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
That is so sweet that you get to use your space not only for creative purposes, but time to spend it with your son too :) Your painting are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a great idea! And so nice to see your snippets! :0)ReplyDelete
Loved this glimpse into your studio and your life! Steven is talented like his mommy!ReplyDelete
I love that you paint right where your family is.ReplyDelete
We have a mastiff too, I call her the house horse.
Your paintings are Wonderful!!
Keep smiling and creating
Moose is adorable!!! Thanks so much for joining the party! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
I love seeing your son. I have my eight-year old son's paintings on my walls -- it's so thrilling to me that he loves crafts!ReplyDelete
I hope you'll have time to visit my creative spaces!
It's nice to have a crafting buddy...and assistants too!ReplyDelete
Looks like you have the perfect space to paint!
I love it that you work your magic and include your boys! What a life-lesson for the future. LOVE YOUR GLASS KNOBS!ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing us where you create. Love it that it's right where your family is!
You are a talented artist. It must be rewarding to see your son create along with you. Love your doggie! Thanks for sharing your space with us.ReplyDelete
Awesome Carrie...so enjoyed the peek into your world. Thanks for sharing...don't think my set up is as glamorous as yours, crystal chandelier from your European days and all. love it!ReplyDelete
I'm so happy that you share your creative space with your assistants. My two sons grew up with Mom's craft space in a corner of the living room and they are both very creative adults. The only thing that was ever "off limits" was the tension adjustment on my sewing machine - LOL!ReplyDelete
You have adorable budding artist and a cutie patootie assistant. Thanks for sharing your space.
I just love that painting of the chair. I had to look hard because it looks more like a photo than a painting :)ReplyDelete
Your watercolor is lovely. And Moose is absolutely the cutest!ReplyDelete
It is nice that your children and the other members of your household can be a part of your creativity. I did all of my sewing at the dining room table when our children were young. I really like the glass doorknob painting.ReplyDelete
its a lovely space to create and your son is adorable. Hugs SaraReplyDelete
Great space to work and all that natural lighting...your paintings are exquisite! I see we have a budding artist on the way...That's some quality family time. Moose...is adorable. TFS!!!!ReplyDelete
I love your studio and your painting style. Really love it! Those studio assistants of the fur variety aren't too hard to take either! (hee-hee) *smiles* NormaReplyDelete
Love, love, love your art work!! Thanks for sharing, your very talented!! I think steven has a great artistic future and moose makes me laugh!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed touring your studio space and I have to say that I just love your artwork.ReplyDelete
Your work is lovely. So great that your sons work along side you. My daughter joins me in my studio also, and it's a joy. Glad you joined the studio tour.ReplyDelete
Carrie, I love your painting of vintage doorknobs. It is really beautiful. When my children were young I enjoyed crafting with them. Now that they are older two of my daughter's are quite good at painting. You have just blessed me with the idea to post their artwork also. Thank you!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful space you have going there! You're not only creating art with your son, but beautiful memories as well. Enjoy the party!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
I just love the look Moose gave you when you took that picture, so cute!!! Your space reminds me of the days I had to work from our table as well, and I still do at times (and I still have to keep an eye on my daughter, she has autism and still very young at heart : ) And she took after my art just like your son after you, I just love watching kids doing art (cute picture of him painting and tell him, his painting is awesome). And I really like your paintings, well done (great detail).ReplyDelete
Our children grow up so fast and before you know it they don't want to be doing art with you, so good for you to embrace every moment with them and instill a love for craft as well. Loved the glass knobs and your spaceReplyDelete